Staff profiles

Who maintains Studio’s standards of excellence?

Day to day running of the school is overseen by Nicole Kennedy (Sales Director) and Richard Mountford (Managing Director) who have both been at Studio for over 20 years.

They are assisted by teams of specialists who look after every aspect of our students’ stay.

The Academic Team 

Richard Elstub – Academic Manager
As Academic Manager, Richard is responsible for the employment and professional development of all academic staff at Studio, and for the development of the syllabus and teaching materials. He also oversees the administration of the CELTA course. Richard has been at Studio since 2000.

Tim Essex – Director of Studies
As our Director of Studies, Tim gives advice and information to students on their language studies. He helps to assess students’ initial levels of English, gives advice on the most appropriate courses for each individual, including examination entries, and prepares progress reports for sponsors, parents and universities. Tim has been at Studio since 2008.

Academic managers at Studio Cambridge posing in front of Main School steps on Station Road

The Sales Team

Nicole Kennedy – Sales Director
As Sales Director, Nicole manages the accounts of Studio’s agents and representatives around the world and represents the school at trade exhibitions and fairs. Nicole has been at Studio since 1998.

Cheryl Rumsey – Sales Manager
As Sales Manager, Cheryl is responsible for ensuring that the Sales Team provide agents and students with the very best service – from enquiring and enrolling, through to leaving the school. Cheryl returned to Studio in 2010.

Stuart Lee – Head of Client Finance
As Head of Client Finance, Stuart collects payments from agents and students and sends out commission statements to agents. Stuart has been at Studio since 1999.

Richard Mountford – Managing Director
As Managing Director, Richard is responsible for the smooth-running of Studio Cambridge and the summer camps and represents the school at trade exhibitions and fairs around the world. 
Richard has been at Studio since 1995.

Other members of the team include our Sales & Enrolments Administrators:
Gemma Armel – joined Studio in 2018 
Georgina McGivern- joined Studio in 2019
Anna Speedman – joined Studio in 2019

The Accommodation Team

Our Accommodation team of Luke, Sharon, Verity and Melody arrange host family placements and airport transfers.

Luke Fitzjohn – Head of Accommodation – has been at Studio since 2007
Sharon Warner – Accommodation Coordinator – joined the Studio team in 1999
Verity Gow – Accommodation Coordinator – joined Studio in 2018
Melody Gilot- Accommodation Coordinator – joined Studio in 2019

Group Programmes, Student Services & Welfare team

Layla Evans – Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Layla oversees the Student Services and Groups departments and is responsible for the staffing of all pastoral and welfare roles at the summer schools. She is also Studio’s Safeguarding Officer. Layla has been at Studio since 2002.

Guy Trussell – Head of Student Services 
Guy has been at Studio full-time since 2007, but first worked at our summer camps in 1994.

Amy Lay – Head of Pastoral Care
Amy is responsible for overseeing the provision of welfare to all students and the day-to-day running of the Sir George Programme for students under 18. Amy is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Heather Hung – Group Programmes Coordinator
Heather organises and implements group packages, with particular focus on activities, excursions and airport transfers. Heather has been at Studio since 2016.

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