I need to say THANK YOU to all the staff. I love all of them. They helped me and talked to me a lot
We pride ourselves on our staff. What sets us apart from other summer schools is the quality of our teachers and activity leaders. We hire people who work in Britain's top boarding schools year round. Each campus is run by a Manager whose term time job is school housemaster. The Course Directors are also residential on site overseeing the programme.
We employ only the very best teachers to lead our academic programmes. They consistently receive excellent feedback from both our students and our inspection reports.
The academic programme is taught by experienced senior English teachers working at top UK boarding schools. They recreate a typical classroom environment, but with smaller class sizes and dynamic projects involving lots of interaction and discussion.
The English Language programme is led by fully trained language tutors. They structure the lessons carefully so that every student sees the maximum improvement in their English level.
Drama and public speaking is an important element of the course for all students. A highly respected actor, teacher and LAMDA drama examiner, leads our speaking programmes. He captures students’ imaginations with his lively lessons and we are always hearing from students about the new confidence he has given them.
Our afternoon activities are led by experts in their fields. Fully qualified sports teachers and housemasters heads up our outdoor sports and activities. We have a talented artist leading the creative workshops. Other experts come in to run specialist workshops and our forest school programme.
On our daytrips we use the best local guides to give inside knowledge to our students. The Summer Academy works with the guides to put together unique programmes, full of surprises, that won’t be found anywhere else.
An important part of our team is our activity leaders. We choose lively students who were themselves educated at renowned UK boarding schools. They act in a big brother/sister role, marshalling activities and mentoring the students alongside an experienced leadership staff.
Thank you for supporting us and taking care of us so well, and for making us laugh!
I think the best thing about The Summer Academy is the outstanding staff.