Paul Madelin, Head of Environmental Science

Practitioner, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment

Member, National Association for Environmental Education

Paul’s first environmental role was working on the UK Government’s “Are you doing your bit?” public education campaign of the early 2000s. Later, he became the Science Teacher at a special school in Surrey where he spent 8 years. Environmental Science has always Paul’s been passion and he has now been teaching the subject for over 10 years, gaining numerous environmental qualifications himself along the way. An enthusiastic eco-tourist, Paul has visited the Galapagos and
Costa Rica, been tiger-spotting in India, swum with Manatees in Florida, and enjoyed many other wildlife experiences. He is a keen snorkeller, exploring the marine life of the Red Sea and elsewhere around the world. Paul holds Practitioner status within the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and is a member of the National Association for Environmental Education.

Alex Reed, Environmental Science Teacher

BSc animal conservation science, Msc Endangered species recovery & conservation

Alex has been all over the world working on conservation projects. One of the most exciting was working in Bolivia setting camera traps for jaguars. Most recently she worked with Lisbon dolphins as a part of her masters degree and is hoping to start a PhD in the near future. Alex speaks nglish and Portugese.

Faye De Freitas,

Head of English and Global Perspectives

PGCE English, CELTA, BA English and Performing Arts

Faye is originally from our wonderful seaside town of Brighton and is happy to return after moving across the globe for over twenty-five years! Her highlights have included living in the middle of France, in the volcanic region of Auvergne, as well as spending many years living in vibrant Asian capitals such as Jakarta, Bangkok and Kula Lumpur. Having had the opportunity to teach in truly diverse academic settings, following American, British and French systems, Faye has always been interested in seeing what is similar about education globally. She strongly believes that young people, whatever their social and cultural backgrounds have an innate curiosity to learn. Faye has been fortunate to foster this curiosity teaching both English as a Foreign Language and English literature. Faye loves to spend her free time with her family (she has two teenage boys), hiking the Sussex Downs with her dogs and kayaking off her local beach when the weather is warm.

Juliet Cassells, English and LUK Teacher, BA Languages, MA School Management

Juliet is passionate about learning and teaching languages and likes to help students gain confidence and achieve their goals. Having been an examiner for Cambridge, she always follows the students preparing for their exams closely. Each of her three children inherited the desire to travel: Her oldest daughter went to university in the Netherlands, her son lived in Japan for three years and her youngest daughter is working in Germany. Juliet has had a varitey of jobs around the world including collecting carnivorous plants in the Borneo jungle, teaching gymnastics and working for an airline. However, she has spent the majority of her career working in international education being a boarding school house parent, teaching English in China and leading an international school in Frankfurt as well as coordinating exchange programmes to Japan, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Buddy, School Dog


My name is Buddy. I am a therapy dog in training. I’ve been told this means that it is my job to say hello to eveyone, give them hugs, let them pet me and give me treats.