Meet the Team

Ed and Caroline manage Severnvale as a husband and wife team. Ed’s objective is to ensure everyone gets the most out of their time at Severnvale and ensures the personal touch is always there for our new, current and returning students.
In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, good food and loves to ski!

Ed

Ed

Managing Director

Caroline trained and practised as a London City lawyer before moving into teaching law and English. In her spare time she likes keeping fit and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

Caroline

Caroline

Principal, Director

Jane has over 20 years of experience at Severnvale and enjoys helping students communicate in the most efficient and effective way – and do it with a smile on their face!
Most likely to be described as: lovely, lively and (sometimes) loud!

Jane

Jane

Director of Studies

Alice is on hand to welcome you and answer any and every question you have to ensure that your experience at the academy is perfect. Always with a smile and a laugh along the way!

Alice

Student Admissions and Welfare Assistant 

Laura is passionate about ensuring our students’ time outside the school is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Since joining Severnvale, she has been fantastic at placing students with our wonderful host families and is very approachable for any questions you may have during your stay.

Laura

Accommodation, Finance and Welfare Officer

Bev brings a wealth of business English teaching experience to Severnvale. Prior to joining the team she spent time training corporate clients in both Switzerland and Germany, specialising in in a range of areas including the financial, industrial and service sectors.

Bev

Bev

Business Teacher

Catherine is an experienced member of the team and has been teaching at Severnvale since 2013. She also runs our junior course excursions. She has experience of teaching General English, Exam English and Business English.

Catherine

Teacher

Charlie particularly enjoys seeing students develop their communicative abilities and grow in enthusiasm for using natural English.
Most likely to be described as: creative, encouraging and quirky!

Charlie

Charlie

Teacher

As our main housekeeper, Hazel has been keeping Severnvale looking beautiful for over 10 years – it has been quite an achievement keeping the Grade II listed staircase and 17th century building in such good shape.

Hazel

Hazel

Housekeeping

Chris is lovely and bubbly, always happy to serve our students at the coffee bar and loves making everyone feel welcome. She enjoys getting to know each student and always does so with the friendliest of smiles!

Chris

Coffee Bar

Jill is always smiling and chatting with the students at the coffee bar. She serves a fine cup of English tea and always on hand to ensure you will never go thirsty!

Jill

Coffee Bar

As one of the founders of Severnvale, John provides a wealth of experience to the teaching team. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the history of Shrewsbury and a story for every occasion!

John

John

Senior Teacher

Laurence has the desire to help build a student’s confidence so they can feel good about using English.
Most likely to be described as: observant, supportive and inquisitive.

Lawrence

Laurence

Teacher

Lucy is fluent in German having lived there for 25 years but has returned to England where she specialises in teaching Business English particularly in the Financial and Insurance Sector.

Lucy

Teacher

Tony uses his experience teaching English to bring out the best in his students.
Most likely to be described as: kind, consistent and keeps everyone amused.

Tony

Tony

Teacher & Examinations Officer