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.

Director of Teaching & Learning

Bridget Hutchings read English and History and took her PGCE at the University of Keele. She was Assistant Head at Saint Margaret’s School in Exeter, where she also held the position of Director of Sixth Form. Bridget has extensive experience of the English Curriculum and is both a Principal Moderator and Examiner. She took up her role as Director of Teaching and Learning at MPW in 2012.

Assistant 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.

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.



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.

Admissions Officer & Director of Supplementary Studies

Sheila Ellis read English Language and Literature at the Open University. She had built up extensive experience in office management, project management and administration before joining MPW in 2014

Academic Staff

Natasha Andrews BA, PGCE English, IELTS
Nigel Baker BSc, PhD Chemistry
Martin Blyth* BSc Economics
Lois Bright MChem, MSc, PhD Chemistry, Physics
Isobel Cater BA History
Alex Da Silva BA IELTS
Gary Durrant BA Media Studies, English
Emma Giles BA, MA, PGCE Accounting, Business
Claire Green BSc Chemistry
Matthew Hammond BA Media Studies, English
Charles Harry BSc, ALAM English, French, German, PSHEE
Robin Hatter BSc Mathematics
Kevin Hillier BSc Mathematics
Amy Hudson BA, PGCE English
Liza Jaafar MSc, PhD Mathematics, Physics, Science
Gareth James BA, PGCE Music
Katie Lee BSc Psychology
Emily Lucas* BSc Biology
Jessica Mason* BSc, MSc Biology
Zoe McGarry BSc, PhD, PGCE Biology
Pei McKenzie BA, MA IELTS
Alexandra Moran BA, PGCE Government and Politics, Sociology
Janeth Ntiro BSc, PGCE Mathematics
Dean O'Connor* BSc, PGCE Psychology
Bobby Sidhu BA, MA, PGCE Philosophy, Religious Studies, 
Alan Suter BA, MPhil, Phd IELTS, German
Amy Taylor BA, MSc French, Spanish
Lauret Tipping BSc, MSc Physics
Libby Turton BA, PGCE History, Humanities
Andy Vanek BSc Mathematics
*Head of Faculty