Meet the Team

The LILA* team works hard to keep students motivated and ensure they have the best possible experience while studying with us. Our determination to set high academic standards, combined with the friendly and personal service that our students enjoy, mean that LILA* students aim high, achieve their goals and ultimately love to learn.

LILA* teachers are qualified to a minimum of CELTA (level 5) with senior teachers being qualified to Master’s degree and/or diploma level (DELTA / Dip. TESOL – level 7)

The LILA* administration team are always on hand to make sure that the LILA* experience is as easy and straightforward as possible.

Victoria Bligh

I enjoy welcoming new staff and students into the LILA* family, and showing them round our fantastic city centre facilities.

Leanne Linacre

I am passionate about working on new projects, travelling and making meaningful connections with people in the city and from around the world.

Jim Pearson
Director of Studies

I got a job at LILA* in 2005 and 18 years later, I am the Director of Studies. It’s been an incredible journey so far, and I’m looking forward to the next 20 years! In my free time, I love cooking, gardening and building things out of wood.

Stacey McGee
International Sales and Marketing Manager

I love meeting partners from around the world and ensuring their students thrive while creating fantastic memories of their time studying and visiting this amazing city.

Laurie Daley
Senior Teacher & DSL

I’m Laura! I enjoy getting to know my students personally, finding out how I can help them thrive both inside and outside of the classroom.

Hayley Farrell
Finance & Admissions Supervisor

I love meeting new people and working alongside such a passionate team with a shared vision to do well for LILA* and every student that walks through its doors

Luiza Bueno
Senior Teacher

I wanted to be a cat but ended up being an English teacher and a chocoholic instead.

Jake Powell
Operations Coordinator

I really enjoy working with international students and learning about their cultures, their motives and how they will use their experience at LILA* in their future

David Fennel

I love having a job which allows me to meet people from all over the world!

Alex Forster
Accommodation Coordinator

My favorite thing about working at LILA* is that it's a relaxed friendly environment and I get to meet lots of new people every week

Andy Lewis
Senior Teacher

Jack Halewood
Exams Co-ordinator and Teacher

Freya Patmore
Customer Services Officer and Activity Leader

Faye O'Hare
Customer Services Officer

Antía Alvarez Mera

Kieran Joyce
CELTA/Teacher Trainer