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Category: Staff Profiles

An interview with Martin, our Finance and Administration Manager

Interviewed by Alice Chiarbonello For how long have you worked for Hilderstone College? For 10 years, from 1995 to 2005, then I left for some years and then I came back in 2016. What did you do from 2005 to 2016? I was a business manager in a local secondary school and a Finance and […]

TEACHER WORKSHOP IN THE NETHERLANDS

Hilderstone tutor and trainer Dominic Srivalsan writes about his recent visit to a school in Doorn. Revius Lyceum Doorn is a secondary school in the small  town of Doorn, not far from Utrecht in the Netherlands, with whom Hilderstone has had a close association over the years, having sent a number of teachers here for […]

Principal hits a peak!

Our Principal, Lee, is quite an action man when he’s not organizing us all at Hilderstone College! Here he is photographed recently on the edge of the glacier, after 1200m of climbing to finish at 2600m, at the Aletsch Half Marathon in Switzerland. Lee also cycles, and sometimes leads our students in cycling or circuit […]

Teacher Sue’s trip to Russia, January 2019

Recently one of our teachers, Sue, was invited to teach a small group of teenagers in St Petersburg, Russia, on a trip organised by Perspective Language School. Here is Sue’s account of her trip, with some great photos. Hi everyone, my name’s Sue and I am one of the teachers at Hilderstone College. I have […]

Lynne Hoenes, our Head of Marketing, talks about meeting our partners abroad.

A part of my role as Head of Marketing is to attend workshops and exhibitions designed to meet new educational tour operators.  These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet new partners from around the world – all in one room! I pre-make appointments and at the event, each educational tour operator comes to my table […]

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Tessa Woodward

We are delighted to announce the news of a special award presented to Tessa Woodward, who many of our readers will remember as a key member of the teacher training team at Hilderstone for many years.  Tessa retired from Hilderstone in 2016 but has remained active in the profession, editing the Teacher Trainer and maintaining […]

LOUISE CAMBRAY and ANGELA SILK, Accommodation Officers

Louise and Angela  are the Accommodation Officers for Hilderstone College.  Louise has been in the role of Accommodation and Welfare Officer for just over a year, coming from a background in education and safeguarding roles.  Angela is the Deputy Accommodation and Student Support Officer and has been in the role for 2.5 years, previously working […]

LYNNE HOENES: Head of Marketing

Hello, my name is Lynne Hoenes. I first came to Hilderstone in 1999 as Marketing Assistant and now I am Head of Marketing. I work closely with the Principal to plan and oversee all of our marketing activity. An important part of my role is to liaise with Educational Tour Operators who recruit students from […]

SAM GRANT: Administrative Assistant / Tutor

Hi, my name’s Sam (short for ‘Samantha’). I first came to Hilderstone College back in 1997 as a summer teacher (while I was teaching in Slovakia), and have worked at many schools since. However, Hilderstone is such a great place to work that I’m really happy to be back here! After twenty years of teaching, […]