Charlie Freer is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of 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 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 is a Director of Padworth College and also a Director of 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 a Non-Executive Director of ISC Research and a Executive Committee Member of BAISIS, the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students.
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.
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.
Director of Marketing and Admissions
Lisa joined Padworth as Director of Marketing and Admissions in August 2019.
Lisa has over 7 years experience in admissions, marketing and external relations in the boarding schools sector, having previously been Director of Marketing and Admissions at Taunton School from 2016 to 2019 and Head of International Marketing and Admissions from 2015 to 2016.
Prior to joining Taunton School, Lisa was Business, Marketing and Admissions Manager at Etherton Education, the provider of preparation-for-boarding summer courses for international students, from 2012 to 2014.
At Padworth, Lisa is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) working alongside Mark and Tom, with a focus on growing enrolments from a diverse range of markets, across our key channels (agents and direct). She is also responsible for the development and promotion of Padworth’s Academic Summer School, which will launch in June 2020.
Amanda joined Padworth as Assistant Bursar in August 2019. Amanda has over 15 years of experience in the independent schools sector, including extensive experience in financial and estates management.
Prior to joining Padworth, she was at Reading School from 2011 to 2019, performing a number of roles, including Facilities Manager, Estates Bursar and School Business Manager.
Before Reading School, Amanda was a member of the Senior Management Team at Newlands Girls’ School, responsible for the School’s premises, transport functions, contract procurement and the management of HR and support services.
Tom has 6 years’ experience in the international education sector, including roles with language schools and boarding schools in the UK, France, Spain and Kazakhstan. He is a CELTA qualified EFL teacher. Tom joined Padworth College in September 2016, initially as Exams Officer, before moving to a role in boarding as Boarding Administrator and Housemaster. Tom was appointed Registrar in February 2019. “I wanted to join Padworth because it is a unique school with an exceptional history, an extraordinary offering and exciting students. It is fun working in this international environment full of unique individuals and I can see so much potential for future projects”, says Tom.