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English - Teaching Staff

Donna Burton-Wilcock - Head of English

Ms Burton-Wilcock joined us in 2013 as our new Head of the English Department. With over twenty years in education, Donna Burton-Wilcock is an experienced team leader of English, having previously headed departments in two UK schools. As well as teaching at secondary level, she has mentored trainee teachers and taught on the Oxford University Department of Educational Studies PGCE, whilst pursuing a DPhil in education. 


Adam Oliver

Our Head of Senior School, Mr Oliver, also teaches English.


Emily Talbot

Ms Talbot rejoined the English Department in 2016, after taking time from Maternity Leave.


Frances Vulpiani

Frances Vulpiani is from the UK and was previously an Assistant Headteacher at Rokeby School in London.
Having taught both in London and in Uganda and Romania, Frances is experienced at teaching a wide range of students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. 


Gabriella Fox Johnson

Ms Fox previously taught English and Drama in an Academy in East London and now teaches English at St George's.


Geraldine Farrell

Ms Farrell has been at St George's for ten years and has taken on the role of Senior Teacher for Classroom Excellence and Standards Improvement.


James Allen

Mr Allen is from England, and has been teaching internationally for twenty years. He has taught in Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Togo in West Africa, Vietnam and Malaysia. He has been Head of English in three different international schools, and is an IB examiner.


Jaco Luies

Mr Luies is originally from South Africa but has lived in London for the past 14 years. 
Having studied English and Psychology at university in South Africa, he has taught English for the majority of time in both countries; 5 years in South Africa and 14 years in London. At St George's, Mr Luies is an English Teacher and is also the Head of Year 11.


Monica Bertuzzi

Ms Bertuzzi is currently teaching English and Mandarin in KS3 and KS4, preparing students for the IGCSE exams, plus English B at IB level. At the start of this Academic Year she has taken on the role of EAL Coordinator and she is in charge of EAL tuition across the Senior School.