Head of School
As Head of School, Jane Slade has considerable management experience within the further education sector. For many years she worked as a graphic designer for prestigious clients and went on to establish her own award-winning design company. She completed her undergraduate studies at Berkshire College of Art and Design.
Design Tutor and Enterprise Development Coordinator
Evangelia Thomadakis is the 3D Design Subject Leader and a Fashion Tutor. Her undergraduate and postgraduate studies were in Fashion Design at University of the Creative Arts (UCA), with additional postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins (UAL). She has considerable professional experience in developing syllabi for fashion courses. Ms Thomadakis specialises in pattern-cutting and has worked with some of the UK’s leading designers including Vivienne Westwood
Graphic Communications Tutor and Exams Coordinator
Academic Support Coordinator
As Academic Support Coordinator, Jane Roy is the EFL Subject Leader and guides students with written assignments. She is TEFL qualified and has extensive experience of managing English language teaching both in the UK and overseas. Following postgraduate journalism studies at London College of Communication (UAL), Mrs Roy worked as a writer, sub-editor and section editor for a national women’s monthly magazine at IPC. She has also produced marketing copy for leading beauty companies including Chanel.
Fashion Programme Leader
Silja Manninen is the Fashion Subject Leader and comes with extensive experience of running fashion courses in Europe. Following undergraduate studies in Fashion, Ms Manninen completed her postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins (UAL). She has worked as a head designer and successfully launched her eponymous label.
Fine Art Tutor
Critical & Contextual Studies Tutor
Joseph Kerrigan is the Critical & Contextual Studies Subject Leader. He also teaches Fine Art and Life Drawing. He completed postgraduate studies in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (UAL), following undergraduate studies in Fine Art and History of Art at University of Reading. As a practising artist, Mr Kerrigan’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Tutor
Aamana Chaudhry teaches English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and prepares students for IELTS. She has wide experience of teaching English and completed the Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) qualification. Ms Chaudhry studied Psychology at undergraduate level at Kingston University.