Our People

We know that outstanding people make outstanding organisations. Fieldwork Education is a growing and dynamic team of people who all want to contribute towards improving learning in schools.

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Gregory Biggs
Director, Fieldwork Education

As Director, Fieldwork Education, Gregory leads the team that supports the growing community of schools who implement the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and/or International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)

Gregory joined Fieldwork Education having spent over 8 years managing international education programmes, having supported over 5,000 schools worldwide and led the design and implementation of education reform projects across the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Passionate about international education, Gregory completed his Master’s degree in Education and International Development with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE).

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International Curriculum & Accreditation

Therese Andrews
Head of International Curriculum - Primary and Middle Years - IPC & IMYC

Therese joined Fieldwork Education in 2018 with responsibility for developing, improving and updating the IPC and IMYC according to schools’ needs.

Prior to this Therese worked across three continents, in schools offering both the IPC and IMYC. Having taught our International Curriculum and having been part of the early growth of Fieldwork Education and transition into Nord Anglia Education with her time in Boston, Massachusetts, Therese has excellent experience of the Fieldwork Education International Curriculum in action.

Therese is passionate about learning, particularly in the Middle Years as well as developing global citizens through a holistic education. She completed her Master’s degree in Learning and Teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Verity Welch
Head of IEYC

Verity joined Fieldwork in 2017 as Head of the International Early Years Curriculum and is responsible for it's development worldwide.

Prior to this she has had an extensive career in Early Years Education. During her career she’s worked both nationally and internationally for a range of local authorities and organisations. Formally an Education Consultant and Trainer, she also worked as a Teacher, Early Years Leader, SENCO, Deputy Head and Headteacher.

She is passionate about the IEYC and embraces the challenge to support schools and practitioners in extending children’s play and development.

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Jacqueline Harmer
International Curriculum Manager (IPC)

Jacqueline Harmer is the International Curriculum Manager for the IPC, and has more than twenty years of experience in the international education sector. 

Originally a primary teacher in the UK, Jacqueline has worked in schools across seven countries with roles including academic head, deputy principal and curriculum co-ordinator.

She also spent time as a materials development advisor in Bangladesh for VSO and a PYP curriculum manager with the IB. She has a master's degree in international education from Bath University and is particularly passionate about assessment and feedback in learning.

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Jane Denby
Head of Accreditation

Jane became the head of Self-Review and Accreditation in 2012 with responsibility for supporting schools to use the IEYC/IPC and IMYC Self-Review Process to improve learning for learners, teachers, leaders and the community.

Jane has worked in international education as a practitioner and leader for over 25 years in Brunei, Dubai, the Netherlands, Oman, and Russia. Her current role pulls on her experience of working internationally with a wide variety of schools, both primary and secondary.

She has lived in 23 places and is now based in Oxford, and travels widely to visit, support and accredit schools.

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Luke Sawyer
International Curriculum Coordinator

Luke Sawyer works in the role of International Curriculum Coordinator with responsibility for overseeing the development and improvement of Fieldwork’s International Curriculum range.

After completing a bachelor's degree in modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge and an master's in education and international development at the UCL Institute of Education, Luke spent a year as a teacher and curriculum developer at i-Learner in Hong Kong. He has previously worked on grassroots education initiatives in Brazil and Ethiopia.

Luke is passionate about education as a tool for the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and believes strongly in learning as a dialogic process.

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Operations & MarComms

Preet Khukh
Head of Operations & MarComms

Preet joined Fieldwork Education in 2009 and now heads up all Operations and Marketing Communications activity with responsibility for supporting our members worldwide as well as growing Fieldwork, and its curriculums.

Prior to this, she was an integral part of the IMYC team, and was responsible for introducing and developing the IMYC across the UK and Europe. Preet was also involved in the growth and development of the Looking for Learning Toolkit and has helped school leaders to improve student learning in their schools.

Preet has over 16 years’ experience of working with school leaders across the primary and secondary school sectors providing support, advice, guidance and training on curriculum resources, assessment tools and IT solutions.

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Geetha Ankem
New Schools Coordinator

Geetha is generally the first point of contact for many schools who enquire or express an interest in learning more about Fieldwork's curriculums.

Geetha supports the business development team and ensures schools start their journey of exploring our curriculums in the best way by linking them to their local contacts and providing useful information.

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Emma Hall
Campaign & Communications Specialist
Sim Galsinh
Customer Experience Specialist
Tracy Modha
Schools Operations Coordinator
Matthew Brown
Digital Marketing Coordinator

International Outreach & Development

Sarah Blackmore
Head of International Outreach and Development

Sarah took up the role of Regional Manager for Fieldwork Education in 2015 based in Singapore.

She has over nine years experience working in the Asian region and prior to that working at a national level in the implementation of educational policy in the UK.

Starting her career in education as a teacher, Sarah has gained extensive experience in pedagogical theory and practice specialising in skills development. She travels widely in the region providing support, guidance and training to our member schools and developing the growth of the business.

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Alex Johnson
Schools Learning Consultant - UK

Alex joined Fieldwork Education in 2009, and currently supports and advises primary schools across the UK on the benefits and implementation of the IPC and IEYC. She also delivers professional learning for our UK members.

Prior to this Alex, worked with EDCL for several years after training as a teacher and has a wealth of experience helping schools with the tools and advice they need to support their learning.

Alex is also Chair of a Local Advisory Board, and a Trustee of a Multi Academy Trust. 

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Sandra Jones
Schools Learning Consultant - Europe and Americas

Sandra joined Fieldwork Education in 2011 and now assists schools with their queries regarding the Fieldwork curricula, guiding and supporting them through the research and purchasing process from her base in North Wales.

Originally a primary school teacher in England, Sandra has worked with educational companies for over 20 years, including Ginn publishers and Espresso Education.

Sandra enjoys developing relationships with schools and follows their curriculum journey with interest. She is currently studying for an MA in International Education through the University of Bath, England.

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Priyamvada Taneja
Regional Manager - India, Middle East & Africa

Priyamvada joined Fieldwork Education in October 2017  as Regional Manager – India, Middle East & Africa. At Fieldwork Education, she is responsible for promoting and strengthening the growth of international early years curriculum (IEYC), international primary curriculum (IPC) and international middle years curriculum (IMYC).

Prior to this, Priyamvada was the Regional Manager for IB in India responsible for managing relationships with potential and existing IB schools.

Passionate about education, with over 19 years of experience working in national and international schools in India, she has presented and led workshops for students, parents, teachers, college counsellors, heads of school and universities officials.

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Professional Learning & Quality

Luke Stevens-Burt
Professional Learning and Quality Manager

Luke joined Fieldwork education in 2019 as Professional Learning and Quality Manager.

Luke brings to Fieldwork Education extensive experience in the professional body and charity sector, having developed engagement and growth strategies, researching and launching new services, leading multi-stranded business activities and leading workforce development initiatives – including learning and training activities. He is passionate about the role learning plays in all aspects of life.

His work history is quite a mixture of experiences and he originally cut his training management and delivery teeth in the armed forces. 

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Clare Sutton
Head of International Leadership and Management Programme
Clare joined Fieldwork Education in 2007 and is the Associate Manager of ILMP and Regional Events. Working within the Professional Learning and Quality team Clare is responsible for organising learning events worldwide, supporting teachers and leaders in their curriculum implementation and their leadership of learning. Clare is passionate about education and supporting schools to improve learning.
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Emily Thomas
Online Learning Coordinator

Leadership & Administration

Deborah Pamment
Office Manager

Deborah Pamment joined Fieldwork Education in 2005. As part of her role she deals with all company travel and general office requirements, and is the administrator for Shell schools. In her previous post Deborah was a PA to senior directors and managers at a large financial software house.

Deborah used to belong to a drum and bugle corp of 120 people where she played the trumpet.

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Lloyd Abberton
IT Systems Analyst
Pam Harper
Director, School Management Services Contracts

Finance

Besnik Abazi
Finance Manager
Sophie Hyde
Finance Assistant
Susan Allen
Finance Assistant
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