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The Summer Boarding Courses’ Head Office team are a group of talented people who are passionate about bringing the world’s cultures together through education.

Sam Holderness Director

Sam has been Summer School Director at 3 SBC schools, before becoming Director in 2015.

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Will Finlayson Operations Director

Will is responsible for student recruitment, and supporting parents with their enquiries.

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Kate Jeffery Summer Operations Manager

Kate works year-round to prepare and develop our summer programmes.

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Conrad Stead Financial Controller

Conrad oversees the finance function for SBC, providing monthly reports and data analysis.

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Andy Brownlee Academic Director

Year-round, Andy is responsible for designing the academic courses for our schools and colleges.

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Lara Kaps Academic Programme Manager

Lara will work closely with our Academic Director, designing and developing academic courses, syllabuses and the Academic Excursion programme for Oxford College.

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Natalie Hague Programme Manager

Natalie oversees our social programmes and events, ensuring they are fun and engaging for our students.

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Claire Townsend Compliance and Projects Manager

Claire enjoys working across all departments, but currently is focusing on SBC’s Marketing.

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Alexia El Merhebi Digital Marketing Manager

Alexia manages all areas of digital marketing for SBC, focusing on student recruitment and the customer experience.

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Meg Towler WordPress Developer

Meg is SBC in-house WordPress Developer, and has over 6 years’ experience within Web Development & Design.

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Frazer Carr Student Support Manager

Frazer supports parents, students and agents in preparation for travelling to the UK.

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Matt Bignell Student Support Manager

Matt spends his time throughout the year supporting parents and agents of students.

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Dion Singh Student Support Manager

Dion helps parents plan the perfect summer for their children.

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Faye Cook HR Manager

Faye has been with SBC since 2012 and has played an integral role in SBC’s continued success, ensuring quality teaching, pastoral and safeguarding provision in our summer course teams.

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Fay Powell HR Coordinator

Fay has been working with Young Learners since 2013. As a qualified teacher, Fay has taught at schools in Italy and Vietnam, and has spent summers with SBC as a Teacher and Office Coordinator.

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Jenny Cadden HR Coordinator

Jenny organises all the recruitment of SBC Head Office and Summer Staff.

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Joe Kendrew HR Coordinator

Joe joined SBC in April 2018 to support the HR Department over the Summer School period.

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Rachel Sharpe Accounts Assistant

Rachel works closely with Conrad to ensure the finance department runs smoothly.

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Hannah Capstick Schools Manager

Hannah first worked for SBC in 2012. Most recently Hannah was Summer School Director at SBC Canford, after two successful summers running SBC Oxford.

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Harry Woodward Summer School Director

Harry is an experienced summer school manager and looks after the recruitment of our social programme and student welfare teams.

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