Toby Shearwood

Toby Shearwood
Social Programme & Buildings Coordinator

I run the Social Programme, which is probably a little bit ironic, considering my own social life consists of watching movies and going for long walks with my girlfriend. That being said, I have experience running a social programme, having created one  in my former job. Obviously it wasn't as good a programme as the one at IH, but you can put that down to naivety and a youthful lassitude. I also look after the buildings here at International House Bristol, which is a huge benefit to my personal DIY skills - if only I wasn't renting and could actually make use of them. 

Outside of work, I enjoy life by living it, and doing things, like running to places, or walking up mountains, or swimming in the sea. I enjoy words and like to read them, particularly when they are in interesting orders that say things about stuff. I am also partial to the reading of a picture book now and again. I like music, and the noises it is made out of. I enjoy learning, and find it important not to forget to do so. 

Meet our staff

Ali Bougatef
Teacher of Arabic and French
Amanda Richardson
Exams Administrator
Ana Belen Abril Andreu
Teacher of Spanish
Catherine Cinca-Edwards
IELTS Administrator
Catherine Mason
Teacher of German
Charlie Marshall
Teacher of English
Dr Val Hennessy
Director
Eleanor West
Teacher of Welsh
Francesca Agnoletto
Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
Gabriel Moreira
Sales and Marketing (Brazil)
Irene Ottonello
Teacher of Italian
Joanna Thorpe
Teacher of English
Joe O’Hagan
Assistant Director of Studies
Joyce Zhou
Teacher of Mandarin Chinese
Julian Segura
Teacher of Spanish
Kei Yamauchi Forsythe
Teacher of Japanese
Liliya Sadek
Teacher of Russian
Liz Bowden
Senior Teacher & Teacher Trainer
Lucy Picher-Regaire
Teacher of French
Magali Vidal
Teacher of French
Marcel Jansen
Director
Marina Ossovskaya
Center Exams Manager & Office Co-ordinator
Markus Ribeiro
Teacher of Portuguese
Monika Gerlach
Teacher of German
Katerina Velliki
Teacher of Greek
Nicky Yeeles
Teacher of English
Pete Gibson
Principal and Director of Studies
Sally German
Senior teacher
Shaun Duncan
Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Stefanie Weller
Teacher of German
Kamila Zielinska
Teacher of Polish
Toby Shearwood
Social Programme & Buildings Coordinator
Veronica Mastrandrea
Teacher of Italian
Véronique Morgan
Book-keeper