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

Alex 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!

Alex

Student Administrator

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

Business 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

Helen has been with Severnvale for over 15 years and uses her wealth of experience to ensure everything runs smoothly. You have to be careful not to get caught out with her quick wit.

Helen

Helen

Office Manager

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

Amy has worked with students for a number of years and is passionate about ensuring our students’ time outside the school is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Amy has also hosted many students in the past and is very approachable for any questions you may have during your stay.

Amy

Accommodation and Welfare Officer

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

Paula is the lady to see for a coffee and a conversation at break and lunchtimes. A smiling face always happy to help.

Paula

Coffee Bar

Heather 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!

Heather

Heather

Coffee Bar

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