Meet our amazing team!

Fakhera Rehman



The person that keeps everything running smoothly. Fakhera has a background in education, cohesion and faith based work, and has been recognized as a community leader promoting friendship and cheeriness across communities and neighborhoods. If you’re ever in any doubt or bewilderment, she’s the person to go to, and will make sure you have a great, enjoyable time at YES!

Tim Catterall

English Academic Manager

As well as being our Academic Manager, Tim also enjoys teaching on a regular basis. Tim is currently a speaking, listening, GESE and ISE examiner for Trinity College London, and facilitates the full range of CEFR levels in different European and Non-European countries. In his free time, he’s a musician and song-writer, producing his own recordings! He also enjoys reading, writing, film-making, walking and travelling.

Bethany Ridley-Duff


As the Administrator at YES School, Bethany is to be found always behind the front desk, knee-deep in emails and to-do lists. If you have any questions about courses, enrolment, and the school at large, she’s the person to go to – even if she doesn’t know the answer, she can point you to whoever does!

Fiona Benfield

EFL Teacher

Fiona is one of the best-rated teachers among our students. Her background in social work has given her plenty of experience working with diverse individuals, and her passion for equal opportunities makes her committed to the success of all her students.

Victoria Pepworth

EFL Teacher

Victoria is a long-standing and valued member of the team, as she has been part of YES School since it was founded. She is a qualified EFL teacher with plenty of experience at teaching beginners.

Maria Curle

Maria Curle

EFL Teacher

One of our most upbeat tutors, Maria is the newest addition to the YES team. She qualified as an EFL teacher in 2011, has experience teaching both in the UK and abroad, and has now brought her lively teaching methods to our school.