Margie is the director and owner of the business and is responsible for the overall running of the school- she likes walking and her fox red labrador Ruben is usually to be found under her desk in the office.

Margie Barker

School Manager

Jenny manages our school and is responsible for the smooth everyday running of our school. She enjoys Triathlon and riding her horse Leo- she also has a sprollie called Murphy who is also often in the office.

Academic Manager

Amy is responsible for all aspects of academic management . She enjoys spending time with her two children Aluna and Jonah.

Amy Chapman

Jenny Rackham

Jacob Tucker

Student Services

Jacob joins our team full time after 5 summers of activity leading. He can often be seen out on activities with our students.  He enjoys going to the gym and playing football. He is an avid supporter of West Brom football team!  

Rosalind Gill

Gate House garden

Rosalind is responsible for our Gate House garden and is also a wonderful host family,

she has 3 very precious cats. 

Rick Smaridge

Teacher and Cultural Experience 

After studying Social Anthropology at uni, Rick started teaching EFL in the 90s.  He then spent 20 years as a main-stream teacher (ICT) before returning to TEFL in 2017.  He is a keen photographer and Aikido practitioner.


Steve Paul

Teacher, ministay guru and local history buff

After a career in the Merchant Navy where he picked up amazing culinary skills and a love of languages, Steve settled in Devon to pursue EFL teaching and Spanish learning.


Dana Grant


Dana is one of our longest serving teachers with over 30 years' teaching experience. She loves spending time with her family and travelling as much as she can.

And our important office dogs, Ruben and Murphy, who bring comfort and cuddles to staff and students alike!


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