After benefiting from a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music, Laurie progressed to a scholarship reading Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at Imperial College, London before completing a PGCE at Homerton College, Cambridge. Laurie now has over 25 years Mathematics teaching experience with top independent schools in the UK. Laurie has moved to Harrow School Online from King’s School, Bruton where she has been Head of Mathematics for a number of years. She is an examiner for Edexcel pure Mathematics. Laurie champions the use of cutting edge technology to enhance teaching methods, enjoyment and understanding of Mathematics. Laurie has an ABRSM musical performance diploma (distinction) for violin and continues to enjoy playing classical, jazz and rock music, having performed with a number of chamber groups and a variety of bands.
Crispin Davis was educated at Saint Andrew’s College, Dublin before reading Chemistry at The University of Sheffield where he remained for his master’s degree in Organic Chemistry and PGCE. He started his teaching career at Ashville College as a boarding master and ultimately Head of Chemistry. In 2005, Crispin became Head of Science at Francis Holland School, preparing students for UKCAT and BMAT testing, as well as implementing the Extended Project Qualification. Between 2010-2017 he was the Deputy Head Academic at LVS Ascot. Crispin has spent 20 years as a rugby union referee, officiating semi-professionally for the Rugby Football Union. He also reached the karate world championships, qualifying with a silver medal. He is an Edexcel examiner for Chemistry.
Jonathan has taught Economics and Business studies at A level for over twenty one years and has held positions of Head of Sixth Form, Head of Economics and Business and Director of Teaching and Learning. He is chief examiner for GCSE Business for Edexcel and Principal Examiner for A Level Business. The students Jonathan has taught have achieved UK first places in external examinations on 17 separate occasions.
Jonathan has co-authored four books to support the GCSE Business course and has been a consultant editor on core texts for Economics and Business at A level. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Hull and a PGCE from the University of Leeds.
Lampros Andrinopoulos studied a Masters in Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London, where he also completed his PhD on dispersion interactions in density functional theory. He has been teaching and tutoring Physics and Mathematics since 2014 in London.
Lampros earned his teaching qualification (PGCE) in 2015 from Canterbury Christ Church University and has taught in a variety of schools since then. He has moved to Harrow School Online from St Paul’s Girls’ School, where he was a teacher of Physics and assisted with interview preparation for Oxbridge candidates. Lampros is a keen chess player, and is also an amateur powerlifter.
Tomás Gareta studied a Masters in Spanish teaching at University of Jaén, after finishing a degree in English literature and translation at University of Zaragoza. He has been teaching and tutoring Spanish since 2010 in Spain and London.
In addition to working at Harrow School Online, he also teaches a full-time online Spanish A level course for Pearson which is delivered to students in schools across the UK - one student has already been accepted into Oxford and another one into Cambridge for September 2021 enrolment.
Dale Krause was educated at St Bede's College, Manchester and began his teaching career at St Ambrose College, Cheshire, where he enjoyed a range of leadership positions over the course of 14 years. Dale has almost 20 years' experience of supporting high-achieving pupils on their journeys to excellence; he also brings a wealth of experience of co-ordinating support for pupils who require additional assistance. A fitness enthusiast and keen outdoorsman, Dale is firmly committed to promoting pupils’ academic, social, moral and cultural development; he is a strong advocate for the importance of nurturing pupils' extra-curricular interests alongside their academic studies. Dale leads our provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and works in tandem with our teachers to ensure that pupils’ needs are understood and met during their time at the school. Dale is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Harrow School Online.
James Ashton, who is the Harrow School Head of Mathematics, will teach a super-curricular elective course at Harrow School Online.
James studied Part III Mathematics at Cambridge University, which is a Masters-level course in mathematics regarded as one of the hardest and most intensive mathematics courses in the world. He has been at Harrow School since September 2016 and prior to this was Head of Mathematics at Norwich School.
We are grateful to James for volunteering to teach with us, and to Harrow School for giving him permission to join the teaching team.