Our Vision

To provide engaging, learning experiences that allow our students to advance their English skills quickly and confidently in a welcoming, inspiring and innovative environment. Plus, use dynamic social, cultural and fun activities to create remarkable, everlasting experiences for students and the team.

Our Vision

About Learn English+ UK

Learn English+ UK are a family-run, international language school based in Chester, in the North West of England. Our team of tutors and guides have over 50 years teaching experience between us and we are incredibly passionate about sharing our language, culture and favourite cities and sites with young people from all over the world as well as helping people to achieve their academic aspirations.

At our Summer School we offer quality English teaching for 12-17 year old international students with high quality homestay provision, providing opportunities for students to visit world renowned universities including Oxford and Cambridge as well as varied and exciting excursions to London and beyond. All this whilst being based in the historic city of Chester with its incredible Roman history, sites and picturesque setting. We offer flexibility in terms of package, outstanding teaching, learning opportunities beyond the summer school experience and family values that mean our pastoral care is second to none. We look forward to students making lifelong friends and memories with us at Learn English+ UK summer school.

Our adult learning courses aim to develop English skills for use in business, study or leisure. We can cater for individuals and groups in our friendly and inspiring settings. Our tutors are keen to personalise learning opportunities to benefit students and we can provide preparation for internationally recognised qualifications such as IGCSE and IELTS (International English Language Testing System).

Our One-to-One tuition for young people between the ages of 7-18 is offered throughout the year to support learning in school or in preparation for examinations. We aim to inspire confidence and interest in English Language and Literature, catering for needs on an individual basis. Our experienced and enthusiastic tutors are keen to accelerate learning and inspire generations to enjoy English studies as much as we do.

Staff Team


Iain – Excursion Lead

Iain is a skilled physical education and science teacher with experience at all levels of school management and leadership including in his most recent role as Principal of an 11-18 high school. He is joint partner in Learn English+ UK and manages and facilitates the summer school. He has achieved an NPQH qualification (National Professional Qualification for Headship) and has successfully led all aspects of school life including: pastoral care, safeguarding, team development, curriculum provision, assessment, health and safety, governance and finance management.


Jenn – English Curriculum Lead

Jenn’s passion is English and she is a partner in Learn English+ UK, managing and teaching in the summer school. She has taught for 14 years and has most recently held the role of Head of English at an 11-18 school. Jenn has wide ranging experience of curriculum provision, including for EAL students, assessment, team leadership and organising and facilitating; theatre trips, residential events, Duke of Edinburgh Award trips and literary festivals. Jenn is completing a post graduate study (Master of Arts) in Education, Teaching and Learning at the University of Chester.


Julie – Teacher & Pastoral Care

Julie is a qualified teacher and specialist in pastoral care. She has 15 years teaching experience and assists with organisation and facilitation of excursions as well as pastoral care and homestay links for Learn English+ UK summer school. Julie is a keen sports person, enjoying rugby and outdoor pursuits. Julie's experience and sense of humour make her an invaluable member of the team and she looks forward to working with international students and showing them around the cities she is so familiar with.


Carly – Pastoral Leader

Carly is a talented and experienced pastoral leader with 15 years of experience working with students between 11-18 years. She is involved in the planning and facilitation of the excursions at Learn English+ UK summer school. Her roots are in youth work and mentoring and she has a degree in Social Sciences from Bathe University. Carly’s experience in education includes: co-ordinating pastoral provision for teenagers, safeguarding and careers provision. Carly is very experienced in organising residential trips and visits including international ski trips and outward bound experiences.


Rachel – English Teacher

Rachel is an outstanding English teacher and offers one-to-one tuition as well as the English teaching provision and excursions for the summer school. She has 10 years’ experience teaching English across the 11-18 year old age and ability range. She is a talented literature and language teacher and is TESOL trained. One of Rachel’s key strengths is in pastoral care and she has led transition between Key Stage 2 and 3, supporting students academically and socially. She has an excellent track record of examination results success and is keen to broaden her knowledge of working with international students.


Becky – Pastoral Care

Becky is a student herself at Manchester University studying for a degree in Practical Theology. She is involved in the summer school teaching and excursions at Learn English+ UK. Becky is a highly talented and motivated student herself with global interests and aspirations. She has volunteered in Brazil for 6 months teaching English to children and business students as well as working for the National Citizenship Service as a senior mentor providing pastoral care and delivering the National Citizenship curriculum. Becky enjoys travelling and has visited Thailand, Australia and Europe.