Dr Christopher Drew
BSc (Sussex), MA (Bath), EdD (Bath), PGCE, DipRSA
Chris Drew read Physics at the University of Sussex. He went on to gain his PGCE at the same University. In 2009 he completed a PhD in Education at the University of Bath.
Dr Drew started his teaching career in 1980 in England, before moving to Kenya in 1989. He joined the Physics Department at the Hillcrest School in Nairobi. He became Deputy Headmaster in 1996, then Headteacher in 2001. He remained there until August 2010 when he joined CTC as Vice Principal.
Since joining us Dr Drew has taken a very active role in many of the extra-curricular activities around college, such as playing football, providing guidance with the student magazine, and helping with canoeing sessions for the DofE Award.
“I have loved working with such fantastic students who are very focussed on their studies and are very caring towards each other. Their tutors are also very dedicated to ensuring the success of their students. This creates a very special atmosphere.”
Mrs Patricia Brown
Head of Student Welfare
Head of Student Welfare Patricia Brown has always been interested in Biology and graduated with a B.Sc.Hons from Leicester University in 1981.
She joined CTC in 1986 initially on a four year contract, during which time she says she became captivated by the college and has stayed ever since.
“The tuition at CTC is exceptional but the students are truly amazing young individuals. I have seen thousands of young people attain not only outstanding examination results and go on to study at the world’s most prestigious universities, but have witnessed them mature as individuals, ready for the challenges life will undoubtedly throw their way.
I have never seen it all, or heard it all. Each academic year students bring something new to the college and I am always learning something new from them. Our students are like a breath of a fresh air, they are hardworking, conscientious, full of energy and enthusiasm. They certainly keep me busy and on my toes. After leaving us I know they think fondly of CTC, many have come and told me so. I am proud to be associated with CTC and I know many of our students are too.”
Mrs Tracey Chivers
Tracey Chivers has worked at CTC since 2004. Her role as Welfare Administrator involves organising airport arrivals, student rent payments, police and doctor registrations, host family checks and a whole host of tasks, helping to keep the students safe and happy whilst they are with us. Mrs Chivers works closely with Head of Student Welfare Mrs Brown and Mrs Oakes the Accommodation Officer.
As a member of the Welfare Department Mrs Chivers is always available to help students with any issues they may have.
“I love my job at CTC. I feel it is a real privilege to work with such motivated young people from all over the world. CTC is a very special, unique place and I enjoy being part of it. It is especially rewarding to see students achieve their goals, attain their university places and go on to wonderful career opportunities.”
Mr Andrew Cook
BSc (City), PGCE
Dr Gregory Farrelly
BSc (Birmingham), MTh (London), PhD (Surrey), PGCE
Head of Physics
BSc (Hull) PGCE
Gill Gardiner graduated from Hull University in 1977 having gained a BSc(Hons) in Mathematical Studies. She went on to study for her PGCE at Kings College London.
She is a highly experienced teacher having taught at various London schools for much of her career including 17 years at the British section of the Lycee Francais in central London
Gill joined CTC as Head of the Mathematics Department in September 2011 following the retirement of the previous Head of Department. She is now a member of the CTC Choir as well as being a member of another singing group outside of college. For a number of years Gill has also competed in amateur ballroom dancing competitions.
“I really enjoy teaching at CTC and feel very fortunate to be leading such a successful, dynamic team.”
Sally–ann Jackson become our Admissions Officer on 5th January 2015. Prior to working for CTC she performed a very similar role as Academic Registrar at Spurgeons College in South London for 4 years.
Her duties at CTC include dealing with enquiries, visa related issues, processing applications, arranging interviews and liaising with educational agents from overseas.
Since her start, Sally-ann has been struck by the rich and warm atmosphere the college provides. She has also enjoyed the diversity and energy of the students here at CTC.
Outside of work Sally-ann is well known for making wonderful cakes. She also contributes much of her spare time to running the youth group at her local church.
私密：Dr John Rodgers
BA (Cantab), MA (London), PhD (London), Cert Ed (TEFL)
Dr Rodgers graduated from Christ’s College Cambridge with a BA in Theology in 1977. He also obtained an MA in Applied Linguistics in 1995, a PGCE in TEFL from Bangor University and gained a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Institute of Education in 2009.
Dr Rodgers joined CTC in September 1980 after having spent two years teaching at a language school in Kobe, Japan. He is now one of the college’s longest serving tutors.
As well as his duties as Head of the IELTS and Study Skills department, Dr Rodgers also runs the college’s Christian Fellowship group.
Amongst its many activities the Christian Fellowship has, for the past ten years sponsored a child in Uganda through the charity “Compassion”.
Dr Rodgers is also currently learning to play the banjo and ukulele in his spare time. Dr Rodgers says that “It’s difficult to imagine a better place to teach.”
Jane Sanderson joined the Chemistry Department at CTC in September 2008. She was appointed Head of the Department in September 2015. Jane has a BA (Hons) in History of Art, a BSc from Imperial College and studied for her PGCE at the University of Durham.
She has been teaching for over 26 years including 10 years at St. Paul’s Girls’ School and 3 years as Head of Science at Emanuel School.
Ms Elizabeth Slater
BSc (Manchester), PGCE
Head of Biology
Elizabeth Slater graduated from Manchester University in 1987 having gained a BSc(Hons) in Biology. She obtained her PGCE from St. Martin’s College in Lancaster in 1988. She taught in several schools and colleges in the United Kingdom before spending two years in Sydney, Australia working in medical testing.
Ms Slater joined the Biology Department of CTC in September 1999. For the past four years she has had the extra responsibility of being personal tutor to the compulsory school age students (students under 16 years of age).In September 2014 she became Head of the Biology Department following the retirement of the previous Head of Department.
“My job at CTC is challenging and rewarding. The college is unique in that there is a real sense of community spirit amongst both staff and students which provides a mutually supportive learning experience. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to meet so many talented young people and play an important role in guiding them through their choice of GCSE or A-level courses.”
私密：Mr Darren Wilkins
BSc (Econ) (Hons) (LSE, London), PGCE (Inst. of Education, London)
Head of Economics
David Wilson graduated from Leeds University in 1969 with a First Class Honours Degree in Modern Languages. He went on to gain a MLitt in Soviet Literature from Oxford University. David then worked in a number of colleges prior to being appointed College Principal at CTC in 1981.
From 1997 to the present day David has been the Senior Advisor for International Relations at the College , with responsibility for student recruitment in China and South east Asia