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Nicola ClairePromotor & Executive Head Concordia Primary School

Nicola holds a Masters in Education, and was in the first group of heads to be accredited by the DfE with the National Professional Headship Qualification. She has been working in Education for more than 30 years, 15 years as a head. She was founder head for two international bilingual primary schools, worked for an education authority in London, and is presently working with Peterborough Regional College.

 Susan Stewart 

Susan is the Multilingualism Coordinator at the International School of London (Surrey) where she oversees all aspects of Home Language (Mother Tongue), EAL and language acquisition. Susan is also a member of the ECIS Committee for Multilingual Learning in International Education. Susan works in the local community promoting linguistic diversity, through community language schools, and parent workshops. Susan speaks five languages, and is currently completing an MA in Linguistics at SOAS UCL London.

Graham SmithDirector EAL Academy | Chair of Governors Concordia Primary School

Teaching, training, inspection, consultancy, senior management, primary and secondary schools. 2009-2011 Project Director of London Challenge’s Pan London EAL Strategy. Senior elected member of two London councils. Chair Interim Executive Boards in Peterborough schools.

Tim SmithEducation Lead

Tim has been head at Beeches Primary School for 16 years, during which time he has completely turned the school around. He has also been executive head of two schools in need of support. He sits on various committees, including the Peterborough Improving Schools' Head's Committee.

Beata LyonsSchool Business Manager / Concordia Business Manager

MA (economics), CIMA Dip., Dip Admin Management. Beata has worked as business, finance and accounts manager at Strictly Ed.Ltd, Archbishop Ramsey Tech.College, St.Michael's & All Angel's CE Academy, and Rye Oak Primary Sch.& Children's Centre, where she currently manages the finance & accounts team.

Alistair McConvilleAcademic Advisor | Private/Public Link | Education Lead

Alistair studied Theology at Cambridge. He worked in France, and in financial services before entering teaching 18 years ago. He has taught Religious Studies Philosophy, and Classics at Dean Close School, Latymer Upper School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Bedales School, where he is now Deputy Head, Academic. He is also a governor of an independent secondary school, an inspector for ISI and a features writer for the TES.

Mary LangfordDirector Langford Consultancy & The ILLTC Consultant | MFL Advisor Concordia Primary School

MA International Education, Bath; BA Modern Languages, Texas. Mary has over 35 years’ experience as head, teacher, admissions, communications, and alumni director in 5 countries working with 5 different curricula. She was Deputy Executive Director of the European Council of International Schools for 4 years, overseeing 32 professional committees and all the ECIS training programmes. She undertakes international school accreditation for ECIS, CIS, IBO, NEASC, and MSA. She works closely with the IB Organisation and Cambridge University, and universities in England, US and Australia to gain teacher certification accreditation for the ECIS International Teacher Certificate Programme. Mary also works as an independent consultant for start-up schools, an expert witness for court cases, and for the Good Schools Guide. She manages the International Language & Literature Teachers' Cooperative (ILLTC), which is a network of teachers representing 40 languages, providing support to schools and students worldwide.

Adele HodgsonInternational Educational Consultant | Consultant Concordia Primary School

Senior educational management consultant to schools and governments worldwide. Governance training; Risk Assessment consultancy; International and UK curriculum specialist.

Sarah HoweSafeguarding Consultant

Sarah Howe is a senior assessor with Peterborough Regional College. She is also a qualified HLTA. Sarah has made Safeguarding her specialism, and has a detailed knowledge of the legal requirements for this area. Sarah is Concordia Primary School's Safeguarding consultant.

Michael WildingDirector Anonymous Ginger Ltd. | Digital Strategist Concordia Primary School

An entrepreneur with a track-record of success in generating revenue, maximising growth and expanding brand awareness using digital avenues. Using a combination of social, email and content growth-hacking to enable rapid growth. Combining conversion rate optimisation across landing pages, lead magnets and sales copy, with measurement and analytics, focusing on increasing the ROI of businesses’ digital marketing.

Bea BesteEdupreneur / Marketing Consultant

Bea Beste describes herself as an 'edupreneur'. She learned strategic marketing and brand awareness at the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a brand expert project leader. She is an outstanding marketer, who can take a brand from conception to national and international awareness. Her skills and experience cover the range of hard and soft marketing. She has been responsible for marketing the Phorms Schools' Network and TollaBox among others.