Our Leadership Team
Our Leadership Team
Headteacher – Julia Low
020 8460 0181 ext 3
Julia Low has a Bachelor of Education Honours degree from Greenwich University. Since gaining her PGCE, Julia has worked for over 30 years teaching in a wide range of schools around South East London and Kent with specialisms across all subjects and key stages. As a former Headteacher of a primary school, Julia gained her National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2004.
Julia and Karen, launched The Tutorial Foundation Day School in 2005 to meet the needs of very young students who were unable to remain in Key Stage 1 at Bromley primary schools. The school rapidly grew to accommodate children from Key Stages 2-4 from Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham, Croydon, Southwark, Lambeth and North West Kent.
Julia’s vision is to provide the best possible education for students in her care. She is mindful of the fact that many of the students have previously been poor school attendees or have simply found mainstream school too difficult to cope with. She and her team strive to provide a nurturing environment so that the students want to come to school and ultimately, have an opportunity to improve their life chances.
Senior Teacher – Emma Clyde
Emma’s teaching experience began in Hong Kong in the 1990s. After teaching in several language schools in Europe and Asia, she returned to study. Emma has a First Class Honours degree in Social Anthropology and Media & Communications from Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she also later gained her PGCE.
Since 2002 Emma has taught in a number of comprehensive schools in South East London and Kent and has delivered a wide range of Humanities and Social Science subjects to GCSE/A Level. Emma has always had a particular interest in the pastoral aspects of education and has run Bullying Awareness Programmes, School Councils and Student Inclusion.
Emma joined the The Tutorial Foundation in 2010 as Lead Teacher for PSHE/Citizenship; she has a Level 3 Counselling qualification, is one of the Deputy DSLs and member of Senior Leadership Team, responsible for Teaching and Learning and Personal Development. Emma enjoys running and is currently trying harder than ever to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Senior Teacher – Marion Veal
Marion has a First Class Honours degree in Zoology and Environmental Biology from the University of London. Having obtained her PGCE, she taught for over 20 years in a large London Comprehensive school. Marion had particular responsibility for Science A’ Levels and the Induction of the Science department’s student and newly qualified teachers.
Marion was part of the all-women team that won the First highly-prestigious Rolls Royce Science Prize and as part of the prize got to meet the Red Arrows at their training ground.
Marion joined The Tutorial Foundation in 2010 as Head of Science. She is now a Senior Leader, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and has responsibility for whole school Assessment.
If you have too much time on your hands Marion will happily talk to you about her adorable cats.
Senior Teacher – Sharon Oakes
Sharon has degrees from Durham and Newcastle Universities and a Master of Business Administration from Durham University Business School; she previously worked in industry as a Business Development Manager.
After having three children, she re-trained to teach French and German up to A-level through School-Centered Initial Teacher Training with Bromley Schools Collegiate. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, she is responsible for behaviour and teaches Maths and Business to GCSE.