I founded Mayfair School in 1986 and have been involved with the running of the school for almost 30 years. Over these three decades, the success of the school has been due to the huge commitment shown not only by myself but also by the staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure our students learn English successfully in a safe and caring establishment.
As CEO of Mayfair School, I am proud to say it has been a very rewarding place to work and I feel privileged to have met so many people from across the globe. I feel fortunate to have founded Mayfair on the strength of my commitment to teaching after starting out as an English teacher many years ago. Although I no longer teach, I continue to be involved in the running of the school on a daily basis and take a major interest in the role of English in a globalised world.
One of the privileges of being a school owner is that I have had the opportunities to travel and to visit places that I may otherwise not have seen. I have worked in China for six months and travelled extensively around the Far East and South America. Interesting partnerships have come about, one of which was with the Darwin Institute in the Galapagos Islands which involved sponsoring a Mayfair teacher to work there for a year. You can read more about this in our news section.
In 2014, we had a great opportunity to sponsor a painting competition in conjunction with the British Council in Moscow. Students from all over Russia were invited to paint on theme of ‘Russia today’. As an art lover, it has been inspiring to work with so many talented people and this project marks the beginning of an exciting partnership with Russian art students.
To finish, I feel that I can be proud to be associated with Mayfair and hope that all our students will remember the school as a place in a ‘foreign’ country that they could call home, where they formed lasting friendships and could unreservedly recommend.