Meet our amazing team!

Murriam Akram


Murriam is our super-friendly and welcoming administrator at YES school. She is always occupied with the day-to-day running of the school- staying on top of emails, helping students with queries and busy with her ongoing to-do lists- all in her calming and professional manner. She is the person to go to if you have any questions.

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.

Gwyn Jane Maher

EFL Teacher

We are very lucky to have Gwyn in our ranks of EFL teachers. Gwyn comes from an academic background. Gwyn has worked in England, France, and South Africa as an educator in different contexts, teaching various English skills, and supporting students’ study, grammatical, and pronunciation skills. Gwyn has a deep passion for language teaching and learning. We can see this in her goal of developing students’ confidence as well as technical abilities. Gwyn is also adept in teaching exam preparation, such as that required for IELTS.

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.