Our Leadership

CHARLIE FREER

Director

Charlie Freer is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of Inspiring Futures Education (Inspiring Futures Limited), the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, an independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into British boarding schools.

Charlie has more than 15 years’ experience working in the international education sector in the UK and overseas, in a range of roles. At Padworth, he oversees Finance, HR, IT, Property and aspects of compliance.

Prior to joining Padworth College in 2018 and Bishopstrow College in 2014, Charlie was Managing Director at ACS International Schools from 2009 to 2013.  He was previously Finance Director at WCL Group, an international schools, consultancy and curriculum group, from 2003 to 2008.

MARK JEYNES

Director

Mark Jeynes is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of Inspiring Futures Education (Inspiring Futures Limited), the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, an independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into British boarding schools.

At Padworth, Mark oversees the College’s relationships with agents, UK universities and international schools in Padworth’s key source markets.

Prior to joining Padworth College in 2018 and Bishopstrow College in 2014, Mark spent 15 years in strategy consulting with a focus on the education sector, including 12 years at The Parthenon Group, where he was the Partner overseeing the London Office. Mark is also an Executive Committee Member of BAISIS, the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students.

LORRAINE ATKINS

Principal

Lorraine joined Padworth College as Principal in September 2019.

Lorraine has a wealth of international education experience, spanning both the UK and overseas.  She started her teaching career as a geography teacher at Lawnside School, Malvern in 1988, before moving on to King’s School, Worcester in 1994 and then Wycliffe College, where she was Head of Geography and Housemistress from 1997 to 2007.  From 2007 to 2012, she was Senior Mistress and Head of Geography at Malvern College, before taking on a new role as Deputy Head of Malvern College Qingdao, China in 2012 and then Head in 2014.

More recently, since August 2015, Lorraine was Principal of Bishopstrow College, the leading independent international boarding school, offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for onward entry to leading boarding schools in the UK.  During her time at Bishopstrow, the College secured an improved rating from the British Council under the Accreditation UK Scheme.  Bishopstrow is now the highest ranked boarding school in the UK under this Scheme.  The College also become a member of the Independent Schools Association and Boarding Schools Association, successfully completed inspections by OFSTED and ISI and grew enrolments, following the opening of two new boarding houses.

Lorraine has an extensive network of contacts and acquaintances across UK independent schools and agents around the world.  She is married and has four grown-up children.

MICHAEL COLVILLE

Director of Studies

Mike joined Padworth College as Director of Studies in September 2019.  He has more than 13 years of experience in boarding and day schools in teaching and pastoral roles, including experience in China, Spain and the UAE.  Prior to joining Padworth, Mike was Head of Science at Oxford International College in Chengdu, China.  Prior to Oxford International College, Mike had a similar role at Malvern College in Chengdu.

SIOBHAN HIND

Head of Boarding

Siobhan has more than 6 years of experience working in boarding roles in international colleges in the UK.  She started her boarding school career in 2014 as a Senior Boarding Tutor at Bishopstrow College, the ‘sister school’ of Padworth, before moving on to Bellerbys College, Cambridge in 2016 as a Houseparent.  These previous roles included developing and implementing sports and activity programmes with international students, including coaching rugby, basketball, football, netball, badminton and running fitness classes.

In 2019, Siobhan joined Padworth College as a Housemistress and Head of Sport, before taking on a new role as Head of Boarding in January 2021, where she oversees the pastoral care of all of our boarding students.

As well as holding a Bachelor’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Aberystwyth University and a Master’s degree in Sport and Health Science from the University of Exeter, Siobhan holds the BSA Advanced Certificate in Boarding Education as well as Mental Health First Aid qualifications.

Siobhan comments: “There are many things that I love about being part of boarding at Padworth, but the main thing is the sense of community that has been created here. Everyone, both staff and students alike, look out for each other and it feels like one big family.”

BETTY DAGISTAN

Director of Global Engagement

Betty Dagistan is Director of Global Engagement and holds the same position at Inspiring Futures Education (Inspiring Futures Limited), the parent company of Padworth College and Bishopstrow College, an independent international boarding school offering English language and academic pathway programmes to prepare international students, aged 7-17 years, for entry into British boarding schools.

As Director of Global Engagement, Betty leads student recruitment, admissions and overall marketing activities at Padworth.  She also manages a team of Regional Managers, based in our core regions, who support recruitment for both Padworth College and Bishopstrow College.

Betty has over 15 years of experience in international student recruitment, having previously worked for Cambridge Education Group, BBP University and most recently MPW.  Her experience includes admissions and compliance (including UKVI) and recruiting, managing and developing teams of recruiters, achieving tangible results in terms of enrolment growth.

Our Team

Leadership Team

Mr Charlie FreerDirectorcharlie.freer@padworth.com
Mr Mark JeynesDirectormark.jeynes@padworth.com
Mrs Lorraine AtkinsPrincipal (DSL)principal@padworth.com
Mr Michael ColvilleDirector of Studiesdos@padworth.com
Ms Betty DagistanDirector of Global Engagementbetty.dagistan@padworth.com

School/Admissions/Exams Office

Mrs Deryn ColvilleAdministrator and Exams Officerexams@padworth.com
Miss Clare McNallyRegistraradmissions@padworth.com

Teaching Team

Mrs Lorraine AtkinsGeography, UCAS and Careers Officerprincipal@padworth.com
Ms Deborah BurnhamEnglishenglish@padworth.com
Mr Mike ColvilleChemistry, Mathematicsdos@padworth.com
Ms Eleanor DruryEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL)eleanor.drury@padworth.com
Ms Jane DysonAccountancy, Business Studies, ICTaccountancy@padworth.com
Mr James FitzpatrickMathematicsjames.fitzpatrick@padworth.com
Ms Kate FlackHead of EALisc4@padworth.com
Mr Lewis HutchinsonMathematics, Physicslewis.hutchinson@padworth.com
Ms Ikuko InoguchiMusicikuko.inoguchi@padworth.com
Mr Aaron KellyEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL)aaron.kelly@padworth.com
Mr John MacIntyreAccountancy, Economicseconomics@padworth.com
Mr William McDowellGovernment & Politics, Geography, Historywmcdowell@padworth.com
Ms Sharon MoltonICT, Mathematics sharon.molton@padworth.com
Mr Alexander PhillipsBiologyalex.phillips@padworth.com
Mr Gustavo RamudoMathematicsgustavo.ramudo@padworth.com
Ms Luci SmithPsychology, Sociologyluci.smith@padworth.com
Mr Hugo Witt-WilliamsChemistryhugo.wittwilliams@padworth.com
Ms Marianna ZiffoArt and Designmarianna.ziffo@padworth.com

Boarding Team

Ms Pippa DrysdaleAssistant to Housemistressboarding@padworth.com
Ms Siobhan HindHead of Boardingboarding@padworth.com
Mr Nick HumphreyHouseparentboarding@padworth.com
Ms Nancy LunnonSenior Boarding Tutorboarding@padworth.com
Ms Alexandra JedkinsBoarding Tutorboarding@padworth.com
Ms Ellie TurnerBoarding Tutorboarding@padworth.com

Support Team

Mrs Deryn ColvilleBookkeeperbookkeeper@padworth.com
Mr Steven DuncanMaintenance Managersteven.duncan@padworth.com
Mr Amit PertiChartwells Catering Manager64159@compass-group.co.uk
Mr Erhard MravlagLaboratory Technicianlab@padworth.com
Ms Jane DysonAlumni Associationalumni@padworth.com

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Tom Griffiths Padworth College Registrar
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