Mr Shilen Tanna joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) when the college opened in 2014. He was previously at The City Academy in Bristol, where he was Deputy Curriculum Leader for Art and Technology for 11 years. Shilen is the Head of Art & Design at ECiM and strives to create an inspiring environment that will enable and encourage young people to express themselves through many different artistic techniques and media.
Epsom College is Shilen’s second school; he has taught children from 11-18 in a range of subjects including Art, Photography, Textiles and Design. Shilen still regularly creates his own art work as well as commissioned pieces using a wide range of media. He has a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art from Cardiff and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Bristol. There he also worked as a Senior Professional Tutor and Lecturer for their Initial Teacher Training Programme. Shilen has recently taken on the role of Head of Staff Development here at Epsom, and with his wide range of experience he can support the professional development of the Epsom Staff.
Shilen lives on campus with his wife, Laura (who teaches in the Prep School) and their two young children. Away from the classroom, Shilen has a particular interest in hockey with 17 years of National League experience both as a player and coach. In addition he has gained numerous domestic and international honours. He looks forward to continually supporting and leading various extra-curricular activities at ECiM both in the Arts and Sports.
Mrs Katie Hopkin joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Saint George’s English International School Cologne, Germany. Whilst there, she was Head of Art and Design for ages 11 to 18. Katie teachers Art and Design at ECiM and aims to inspire and develop creative minds through Art.
Epsom College is Katie's third job; she has experience in teaching Creative Art and Technology, in a range of subjects including ceramics, sculpture, textiles and electronics. She has a Degree in three dimensional Design with Ceramics from Loughborough University, United Kingdom and has also been a Lead teacher in training new teachers entering the teaching profession.
Katie has a keen interest in travel and experiencing new cultures. Often she uses these experiences to inspire her teaching. Other hobbies include mountain walking and the outdoors with her partner, Robert, who is also a teacher at ECiM.
Mr Mohammed Aden joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Plashet School in London where he was the Deputy Head of Science for 5 years. He worked on a number of projects and initiatives during his time at Plashet including use of ICT in science and has, more recently, carried out research into effective feedback techniques which lead to rapid progress in learning. He has also represented the school at the Prince's Teaching Institute, which provides a platform for UK schools to share good practice. Mohammed has a degree in Biology from the University of Wales (Bangor) and a Masters in Animal Science. He obtained his PGCE from Brunel University.
Epsom College is Mohammed's third teaching post since joining the teaching profession. He has over 10 years experience of teaching science to children in the 11-18 age group. He was Head of A Level Biology at Mulberry School in London for 4 years before taking up his last post at Plashet. He is passionate about science and works tirelessly to inspire students so they share his interest and enthusiasm for the subject. Mohammed believes that every child should get an outstanding education that helps them unlock and realise their potential so they become responsible and successful global citizens.
Mohammed enjoys reading, travelling, learning about new cultures and running extracurricular clubs and activities.
Mr James Welburn has joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) having previously taught for seven years in England, including schools rated in the top 100 by Ofsted. He holds a BSc degree in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Degree in Education.
In his previous role James has been instrumental in teaching not only pupils but also educators in their subject knowledge and pedagogical practices, creating an inspirational environment for all and a will to succeed in every aspect of school life. He has a vast subject knowledge teaching biology from ages 11-18 and a true passion for STEM, having set up many clubs, motivating pupils to follow careers in these subjects.
Before teaching James explored his passion for ecology, working as an environmental consultant. He now wishes to pass on that enthusiasm to the next generation.
In his own time James has taught himself electronics and construction by renovating small cabin boats and has encouraged children to get involved not only to appreciate the local environment but develop their own STEM skills. James is also a self taught musician and enjoys playing many instruments such as guitar, drums and piano. He is also a keen sports enthusiast and enjoys football, fishing and cricket as well as many other sports.
Ms Martha Armstrong Twigg has joined Epsom College in Malaysia having previously taught at the International Community School in Amman, Jordan and in Swansea, South Wales. Martha is teaching KS3 Science and KS4 and KS5 Biology.
Martha studied Biomedical Sciences at University College London (UCL) and worked in graduate recruitment for teaching before joining the profession herself, gaining her PGCE through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. Martha has also had experience in delivering initial teacher training in both the UK and Nepal. She is passionate about teaching Biology as there is always opportunity to link the content to a wider context.
Martha loves to travel and uses the opportunity to develop new skills such as scuba-diving and surfing. She is looking forward to getting involved with sports coaching at ECiM particularly netball and rugby as well as continuing the established Eco-Club. She is also very excited about all the food choices that Malaysia has to offer.
Mr Thomas Fletcher (Tom) joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Seevic College in Essex where he was subject leader for Economics and also taught Business Studies. He has been employed in education for 5 years and has worked at two different grammar schools: Southend High School for Girls and Chelmsford County High School. He has also taught Mathematics. He has experience of teaching pupils aged from 11-18 but has concentrated most widely at teaching A levels to the 16-18 age range.
Tom has a degree in Economics with Accounting from Loughborough University where he also participated in a number of sports particularly football and cross country running. After his second year of studies at Loughborough Tom completed an Erasmus year at University in Madrid gaining a Diploma in Professional Studies. Economics has been his abiding interest since studying it at school and he thoroughly enjoys teaching the subject.
After university he travelled extensively around South America for 7 months. He is a keen traveller and has also visited Thailand, Laos and much of Europe. Tom is excited about the opportunity of working in a new environment and getting involved with running extra curricular activities especially football which is his main interest outside of College.
Mr Richard Castle is the Housemaster of Granville House, one of the two senior boys' houses. He is also a member of the Economics and Business Studies department. Richard read Business and Management at Lancaster University before embarking on a PGCE in Business Education at Brighton University. He is currently sitting for a Masters in Management Psychology at Nottingham University.
Richard has nineteen years teaching experience, the last thirteen of which have been in English boarding schools. He is a firm believer that the most successful students are those who embrace all that is to offer at a boarding school; from the academic rigours of the classroom to the sporting and co-curricular activities on offer outside. Richard has always been fond of the outdoors and he has been able to put this to good use in his role as an assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh's (International) award, where he is able to encourage pupils to develop their independence and leadership skills.
Richard is married to Samantha and they have two sons, Josiah and Tobey, both of whom attend Epsom College in Malaysia. Richard is a keen sportsman and enjoys hockey, golf, swimming and football; in particular the ups and downs of the Tottenham Hotspur season. In his spare time he enjoys visiting the cinema, hiking and spending time in any second hand bookshop.
Mrs Kelly Cunningham joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from The Grange School, Northwich where she had been a teacher of Business and Economics for 6 years and Head of Talented Provision for 3 years. Kelly has a degree in Business Studies from Liverpool University and a PGCE in Business Education from Edgehill University.
Kelly has specialised in teaching children from 14-18 years and is very excited to be the Housemistress for this age group. Her teaching experience had previously been in the English National Curriculum and she now enjoys delivering this within a new environment. Kelly is particularly interested in developing enterprise skills within students of all ages, especially through the involvement of local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Kelly lives on campus with her husband and daughter, who attends Epsom's Prep School. She is a keen Formula 1 fan and hopes to be involved in the establishment of an Epsom Karting team as well as assisting with girls' badminton.
Ms Jana Perold joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) after teaching for a year at an international school in Vientiane, Laos. Before this she taught for three years at a large public high school on the south coast of South Africa, which is where she hails from originally. The subjects she loves teaching is English and Business Studies.
Jana completed her Masters degree in Adult Education and Training, focusing on the entrepreneurial development of adults in a community setting. After this, she spent almost 10 years training and facilitating workshops with adults, writing learning manuals, and working closely with the South African government on issues relating to community development and the empowerment of women.
Jana believes that an integrated education (use of language, skills and application) is key to ensure that learners become successful in following and achieving their dreams. Without all the relevant skills it is difficult to be a contributor to society. A reciprocal relationship between teachers and students are also key in ensuring that there is mutual respect.
Jana takes a keen interest in health and sport, enjoying running (not too far though), cycling, and scuba diving. When the chance arises she also loves to go horse riding, or exploring on a motorbike. She hopes to incorporate plyometric strength and agility fitness training at ECiM.
Mr Paul Butt joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from a successful school in County Durham. He has a BSc Hons degree from the University of Leeds, and gained his PGCE with QTS in Secondary ICT.
As a previous leader of Key Stage 4 and 5, Paul has experience of teaching and leading the ICT and Computing curriculum across the school, and has worked on implementing the new curriculum and courses that have developed within the subject area lately. His priority at Epsom is to embrace the computer science culture and ensure that the department keeps up to date with the exciting changes in the subject.
In his last school, Paul enjoyed working with students transitioning from primary to secondary, supporting the key events and organising the residential to help the new students settle into the school. He enjoys working in Carr Boarding House with students in year 7 to support them during this important and exciting time.
During any holidays, Paul enjoys getting out of the country to relax and gain new experiences. Whether the climate is hot or cold, there is always something of interest, from a relaxing beach to seeing famous settings on Greek islands, to skiing in the Alps. Haiving move to Malaysia, he is hoping that these experiences will get even better.
Mr Robert Shepley joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from IBM in Cyberjaya, where he worked as an Infrastructure Project Manager, delivering projects around the globe. Robert has 25 years’ experience in Computing and has strong ties with education having previously worked as IT Director at British International School Jakarta and Senior IT Manager at The Alice Smith School in KL. Prior to leaving the UK in 2011, Robert worked for an IT Systems Integrator providing Technical and Professional Services to educational and health sector customers across the UK for 12 years. He has worked at two UK universities as well as the British Council. Robert is a Prince2 Practitioner, PMP, MCSE and ITIL v3 Expert.
His decision to move into teaching was prompted by the desire to use his experience to assist students in undertaking their own successful careers in Computing. He is certain that teaching will bring job satisfaction, as both his siblings are teachers and he is married to Ms Shepley Clarke, our Deputy Head (Academic). Robert’s interests are triathlon, reading and mountain biking.
Mr Spencer Cheng was educated in London and read Chemistry at the University of Manchester. After a long and successful career in the electronics industry, he decided to pursue his long held teaching dreams and trained to be a teacher in 2002.
He then worked for eleven years in the English education system, teaching science at key stage 3, Chemistry, Physics and Biology at GCSE and A level Chemistry. Links were established with industry and universities to enhance the education of the students, lessons were enlivened in order to generate interest and enthusiasm, culminating in a substantial number of students choosing to continue to study Chemistry at A level. ‘Chengistry’ became the favourite student by-word for the subject. In the wider education field, he championed equality, working for equal rights and access for all.
In 2013 he moved to Malaysia to set up the Chemistry Department at a newly established school – KYS International School in Melaka, an extension of the renowned Kolej Yayasan Saad.
Spencer is a keen traveller and has been to over 92 countries. He is thus internationally aware, with an interest in political and environmental issues. He plays racquet sports and is learning to speak both Mandarin and Malay.
Mr James Thorpe holds a Masters degree in Chemistry for drug discovery from the University of Bath. James has joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) after completing his PGCE with Hurstpierpoint College, a HMC boarding and day school, in the South East of England.
James has 3 years of teaching experience, predominantly teaching the International baccalaureate Diploma Programme. This is not James’s first time to Malaysia as he has previously worked here on two separate occasions as a research and development engineer in the rubber industry and as a teacher. James enjoys Malaysian life and has a keen interest in its culture.
Outside the classroom, James is a keen sportsmen and enjoys cricket, football and golf. When he was younger James played professional cricket and has represented England under 19s. He remains passionate about the game and hopes he can contribute to coaching aspiring cricketers at Epsom.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” – Robert Collier
Ms Kirsty Lowery holds a Bsc. Hons degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry and attended the University of Nottingham to study a PGCE in Secondary Science Education.
Kirsty arrived at ECiM in September 2016 from Durham School where she held the position of Director of International Students. She has been a Science teacher for 7 years teaching IGCSE and A Level Chemistry as well as Junior Science. She was also Junior Housemistress in the Girl’s Boarding House. She has a wealth of experience, having taught in schools in Greater Manchester and Cheshire before moving back to the North East of England where she grew up.
Kirsty is a keen traveller who spends most of her holidays in foreign climates usually exploring and enjoying the wildlife. Her passion is safari. Aside from this, she is a professional cake decorator holding an international silver medal for her cake design. She spends many an hour in her workshop creating unique cakes for all occasions including birthdays and weddings.
Mr Justeen Clements has a Chemistry degree with honours from Kingston University (UK) and a Masters degree in Web Design and Content Planning from Greenwich University (UK).
He likes to bring both specialisms together in his passion for teaching. The opportunities in teaching allow his creative side to innovate technological solutions that give the students a rich and immersive learning experience. Naturally gravitating to a blended learning platform, Justeen is very excited about investigating ways to deliver a curriculum based on the practical skills of Chemistry to using newly developing technologies such as Augmented Reality ideologies.
Ms Alice Coleman joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from teaching theatre and drama in an international Fobisia school in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She has taught internationally for 5 years in both India and China before settling in Mongolia. Alice will be teaching drama at ECiM and is looking forward to instilling creative values whilst encouraging the students to develop their self-expression, confidence and overall performance skills. She also hopes to encourage many theatre productions and performances.
Alice graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Film & Literature. She has been involved with many young theatre groups and projects whilst working with one of the best directors in London and the founder of the National Youth Theatre. She has a keen interest in the performance arts and ensured Mongolia was represented for the first time last year in the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston where her drama students performed a full-scale musical.
Outside of school Alice is a writer and likes to work with NGO’s and organisations such as TEDx Youth. She has a passion for the arts and likes to work within the community.
Mrs Sophie Hill joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Highsted Grammar School, Kent where she taught English and Drama and was Citizenship Coordinator for 4 years.She has been at ECiM since it opened and is currently Housemistress of Crawfurd House (having been Assistant for 3 years) and Head of Speech, Drama and Theatre.
Sophie has a degree in Language and Linguistics, and English and Related Literatures, from the University of York and a Postgraduate General Certificate of Education with Distinction from Christchurch University College, Canterbury. Sophie has taught the English National Curriculum in the 11-18 age range throughout her teaching career and is passionate about the opportunities it provides for young learners to develop.
Sophie lives on campus with her 3 children who attend Epsom. She is an avid reader and enjoys all aspects of drama involvement as well as any time she spends with her family.
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Miss Leah Skellam joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis. She spent the last 4 years of her career teaching internationally at Wellington Academy, taking on the role as Transition Coordinator within her second year and then taking on the position of Head of Design Technology.
Leah has previously worked in the UK, teaching and supporting students with a range of special needs and learning abilities. It was here she truly understood the importance of teaching students ‘skills for life’ and enabling students to learn to solve complex problems and experiment with concepts, processes and applications.
After completing her PGCE, specialising in Resistant Materials and Electronics, Leah also taught Food Technology and Graphics. She is a keen cook and enjoys experimenting with healthier alternative ingredients. Leah enjoys Art and travel; she believes in the importance of understanding different cultures, beliefs and approaches to leading a positive lifestyle.
Mr Mike McDonnagh joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from a 'top 100' OFSTED rated school. In his first two years at Epsom College, Mike led the Expressive Arts Faculty, working alongside key staff to develop the teaching areas and curriculum. Mike is now ‘Director of Studies – Data and Innovation’, leading on a number of areas such as student assessment, reports, timetabling, staffing and the college database system.
With 15 years in teaching Mike has held a number of different roles in schools from Pastoral Leader to Careers Advisor, and has taught extensively in the English National Curriculum from ages 11 – 18.
Mike comes from a business background before moving into teaching and believes 'there is much more to school than grades, it's about developing the person to become a great citizen of life'.
When not in the workshop, Mike can be found on the football field whereby he plays and coaches Epsom’s first XI. Mike is usually injured, and can be found hobbling around the football pitch with the belief that he may still one day get the call up for Liverpool Football Club.
Mike enjoys a range of sports; golf, cycling, running, skiing, squash and sailing are just a few of the activities he takes part in...he readily admits he has yet to find his 'sporting profession' but is keen to try them all.
Mr Jon Cory joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) when the college opened in 2014 after leaving a 20 year career as a Research and Development Engineer within the Automotive Industry. He moved to Malaysia with his wife, Louise, who teaches in the English Department, and their two children who both attend the college. He studied engineering at De Montfort University and completed his PGCEi through the University of Nottingham.
He enjoys participating in most sporting activities including football, cricket, cross country and cycling and has been a devoted supporter of Leicester City Football Club since the age of five.
Mr Craig Leather joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Greensteds International School, a prominent CIS British Curriculum boarding school in the highlands of Kenya, East Africa. Prior to that he worked at The King’s School, Tynemouth HMC, a day school which has a long heritage of independent education and shares many of the values evident at ECiM.
Craig undertook a BA Hons in English Literature at the University of Leeds. He then worked in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) teaching English to both adults and secondary age pupils. He returned to the UK to undertake a PGCE at the University of Newcastle, qualifying in 1993. Craig stayed in the north east of England, working first in Northumberland where he was Head of English before moving to The King’s School where he was Assistant Head of Sixth Form.
He has a passion for the carmaker Saab and has owned several of the classic models from the 1980’s. Craig is also a very keen if inept skier and is looking forward to learning to paddle board in Malaysia. He lives on campus with his wife Fiona, the Head of Mathematics, and their two children who attend ECiM senior school and sixth form.
Mrs Louise Cory joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Corby Business Academy, England where she taught English and had been judged as consistently ‘outstanding' for four years. Louise has an honours degree in English Literature and Humanities from The Open University.
Epsom College is Louise's 3rd school; she has taught a range of students from 11-18 years in Northamptonshire. To complement her full-time teaching, Louise has been employed as an Examiner for GCSE English Literature which has enriched her own classroom practice. In addition to this, Louise has taken a lead role in the whole school drive to raise attainment through the creation of a ‘Virtual Learning Environment'. She has worked collaboratively and creatively with a small team and delivered training at a department level. Her teaching experience has been exclusively in the English National Curriculum and she is passionate about enabling all students to make accelerated progress in English.
Louise's particular interests are fostering active engagement in the classroom, promoting reading for pleasure, and using virtual learning platforms to promote progress. Louise lives on campus with her husband and two children, both of whom attend Epsom. She enjoys walking and reading novels.
Mrs Joanna Shepley Clarke (Joe) joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from the British International School, Jakarta, where she was Faculty Leader for English. Joe has a degree in English Language and Literature from Durham University and a Masters in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Epsom College is Joe's fifth school: she taught in three 11-18 schools in Manchester before moving with her family to Indonesia in 2011. Her teaching encompasses mass media, cross-curricular topics and current events . She hopes to instil in her students a life-long love of literature and the English language. Throughout her career she has been involved with many English Faculty and other co-curricular activities, in particular the International Award. She has recently returned from a Gold Award trekking expedition to Nepal.
Joe lives on campus with her husband and twin daughters, both of whom attend Epsom. She enjoys camping, photography, swimming and scuba diving.
After qualifying as an English Language teacher James went on for a number of years to teach in Japan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. On returning to the UK, he worked in the international section of one of Britain’s oldest schools, Sherborne School, during which time James got the Masters level Cambridge DELTA. After 11 years teaching in two of the UKs finest independent schools James and his wife Christie decided to take their two young children to bright lights of Shanghai. For 6 years he headed up the EAL department of the British International School of Shanghai before deciding to move to Malaysia.
James enjoys playing golf, squash and badminton.
Mr Samuel Parker joined Epsom College in September 2015 from Escola Nova, Barcelona where he taught English while completing his postgraduate diploma in Bilingual Education at the Universidad Internacional de Cataluña. At Epsom Samuel teaches in both the English and EAL departments, coordinates the Academic English and Mother Tongue Programmes, and co-leads the World Scholar's Cup CCA.
Samuel has a Masters in English: Speech and Language from the Queen's University of Belfast, and a BA in English Language, Linguistics, and Psychology from St. John's, York. In 2016 he started his Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Nottingham.
Samuel is from Cambridge, UK, and enjoys travelling, reading, eating, and laughing.
Mr Michael Briscoe received both his Bachelor of Education with specialisation in ESL teaching and his teaching certification from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The early years of his teaching career were spent traversing the French speaking province of Quebec. Internationally, Michael spent one year in Mexico City teaching post-secondary students, but wanderlust led him to greater adventures in Asia. Captivated by its diverse beauty, he has devoted the past 10 years educating in South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. Seoul exposed him to experiential education at a government sponsored English Village. Then, he would invest 5 years at a private Korean primary school where he taught ESL, Language Arts and Writing in grades 3, 4 and 5. Most recently, Michael was teaching Phonics, Reading and Language Arts to a wide age range of students at enrichment centres in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
An ideal EAL classroom is a space where learners feel safe to make mistakes, laugh about it, and develop a diligent work ethic to succeed. As a speaker of French and a former student in Spanish and Korean language classrooms, Michael is well aware of the challenges and rewards in being multilingual.
Michael grew up in the great outdoors of Canada and is keen to explore Malaysia's abundant beaches and jungles. Mountain biking, swimming and boot camp are his attempts at keeping fit. As he is fanatical about all things ice hockey, he is eager to test his skills at field hockey. Also, he enjoys all types of storytelling, especially in the geek genres of fantasy and science fiction. He may or may not still play with action figures in the sandbox.
Mr Rupert Whitty joins us from Dubai, where he taught EAL at an international school for the last three years. Previously spending two years working at a university language center in the UK, and six years at an international school in Bangkok. While back in the UK, he completed a MEd in TESOL and a PGCert in SEN, from the University of Exeter. He also holds a degree in Graphic Design and a Postgraduate Degree in Teaching. His teaching experiences have enabled him to teach students from all over the world and to students of different ages. He believes that the best EAL support can only be achieved by knowing a child’s interests and their previous cultural and educational background.
Rupert is very much looking forward to being a member of a vibrant multicultural boarding school where he is going to share his experiences with his wife Natalie and their two year old son, Toby. His family enjoys travelling and Toby has already been to nine countries! He has coached cricket at school and university level and enjoys all things creative.
Mr Jonathan Barker (Jon) joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) as Head of Geography from St Mary's School, Ascot, in the UK, where he held the same position (as well as Assistant Housemaster) for 18 months, before the allure of Epsom College in Malaysia whisked him away.
Throughout his teaching career, he has worked in boarding environments, having run the Geography department and been Assistant Housemaster at Uppingham School in Rutland, and taught Geography and been resident tutor at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire. He has followed both the English and International curriculum over the years and has examined for Edexcel A-Level since 2010.
Jon read Geography at the University of Durham, where he also completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
He is keen for students to appreciate Geography by using their own experiences to help them understand the world around them. He is, therefore, particularly passionate about fieldwork, but also promotes the use of ICT to assist in students' learning.
As of January 2018, Jon is also Head of Higher Education and Careers, where he is responsible for supporting students in getting onto the course of their choice and into their favoured universities, whatever country that might be in. He organises visiting universities and works with the Sixth Form members in helping with university and course research; assisting personal statement writing; coordinating references; supporting interview preparation; as well as discussing future careers after university. He believes strongly that ECiM has a responsibility to its students beyond achievement in A-levels and always encourages full participation in the College's CCA programme, to prepare students for university life and beyond.
He is a keen (although limited) footballer, as well as an avid Newcastle United fan, and has coached both boys and girls, winning the regional championships with the latter at Uppingham. He has also coached and enjoys playing hockey an
Mr Callum White joined Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM) from Bede's Senior School where he taught geography. He has a degree in geography from the University of Birmingham where he also completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
Callum grew up in Hong Kong before attending university in the United Kingdom. He has been a resident tutor in a boarding house as well as teaching GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-Levels to students' aged 13 to 18. He has always been a keen geographer, and school trips are a particular highlight of his job. His latest trip was to Iceland to study volcanoes and glaciers. He has a passion for travelling and photography, and often combines the two. He also coaches football and enjoys playing tennis and squash.