Tutors & Staff


Mark Shingleton read International Business and French at the University of Westminster before obtaining a PGCE at the Institute of Education and an MA in Educational Leadership. He was Pastoral Director at Saint Charles Sixth Form College in London and Head of Sixth Form at Cokethorpe School in Oxfordshire before taking over as Principal of MPW Birmingham in 2009.

Vice Principal

Adam Cross read Biological Sciences at Lancaster University and joined MPW in 2003 to teach Biology and Chemistry. He became Head of Science in 2005 and went on to complete a postgraduate degree in education before being appointed as Vice Principal in 2011. Adam has extensive experience in preparing students for entry onto competitive courses and is the current author of the MPW Getting into Dental School guide.

Assistant Principal

Ryan Moran read Business and Accountancy and took his PGCE at Birmingham City University. He joined MPW in 2013 and currently holds the positions of International Student Officer as well as Director of Student Enrichment.

Vice Principal

James Bourne read Illustration at Plymouth University and joined MPW in 2006, becoming Head of GCSE in 2012.  James continues to be involved in various community-based Art projects within the West Midlands. His work has been exhibited nationally including Somerset House and the Old Truman Brewery in London.

Director of Teaching & Learning

Martin Blyth read Business and Management at Aston University. He joined MPW in 2014, becoming Head of Faculty in 2015 and Director of Teaching and Learning in 2017. In addition to teaching Economics, Martin runs the college's EPQ programme.


Head of GCSE

Claire Green read Chemistry with Biochemistry at Keele University before completing her PhD at the University of Birmingham in Chemistry. She joined MPW in 2014, becoming Deputy Head of GCSE in 2016 and Head of GCSE in 2017.


Director of Supplementary and University Applications

Emily Lucas read Medical Science at the University of Birmingham before joining MPW in 2013. Emily runs preadmissions text prep for students and is the author of MPW’s Getting into Law.


Sally Cooper  read Business Studies at the University of Central England. Prior to joining MPW in 1997 she served with the Women’s Royal Naval Service and held senior administrative roles in several large companies.




Academic Staff

Nastasha Andrews BA, PGCE English, IELTS
James Ashley BSc Biology
Nigel Baker BSc, PhD Chemistry
Isobel Cater BA History
Ben Chetter BSc, MRes Chemistry 
De'Anne Crooks BA, PGCE Art
Sam Drake MPhys Mathematics, Physics
Oliver Gallay BSc Biology, Chemistry
Kanika Gupta BEng, MSc Science
Mathew Hammond BA Photography
Charles Harry BSc, ALAM English, French, German, PSHEE
Robin Hatter BSc Mathematics
Stuart Hearne BSc, MSc Mathematics
Georgia Hellens BA Business Studies
Katy Hewson BA, PGCSE Geography
Kevin Hillier BSc Mathematics
Amy Hudson BA, PGCE English
Mir Hussain BSc, PGCE Computer Science, ICT
Bridget Hutchings BA, PGCE English
Liza Jaafar MSc, PhD Mathematics, Physics, Science
Julie Jackson BA, PGCSE English
Bazilla Khan BA Government and Politics
Emily Lucas* BSc Biology
Jessica Mason
BSc, MSc Biology
Zoe McGarry BSc, PhD, PGCE Biology
Pei McKenzie BA, MA IELTS
Russell Middleton BA, PGCE Media Studies
Jerry Morrison BA, PGCE English, IELTS
Janeth Ntiro BSc, PGCE Mathematics
Dean O'Connor* BSc, PGCE Psychology
Jacek Prochorowicz MSc Accounting, Economics
Chris Reavley BSc Physics
Patricia Robinson BA, PGCE French, IELTS
Beata Rosinska BSc, MSc Chemistry, Biology
Alan Suter BA, MPhil, Phd IELTS, German
Lauret Tipping BSc, MSc Physics
Libby Turton BA, PGCE History, Humanities
Andy Vanek BSc Mathematics
Sonia Velazquez BA, MA Spanish
Natasha Verma BSc, MSc, PGCE Business Studies
*Head of Faculty