After graduating at Royal Holloway, University of London, Camilla went to Portugal and began her career in a small language school teaching English to children and adults. She did her CELTA at International House, Lisbon in 2000 and soon after taught Business English in companies in and around the town where she lived.
After 7 wonderful years in sunny Portugal, Camilla returned to the UK in 2004 and worked at International House, Bath and Bath University teaching General English, Academic English and Cambridge English Examination courses. In 2007 Camilla did her DELTA at Bath University. Soon after completing the course, she got her first Director of Studies position at a Private International College in Wiltshire where Camilla worked for 4 years developing the academic department from exclusively English language teaching to a variety of different academic courses including a one year GCSE course.
In 2011 Camilla wanted to get some experience working for a school in London and to further her professional qualifications so she became Director of Studies at a Private Language School in Camden and did her DELTM at EnglishUK headquarters in central London. Camilla spent three exciting years living and working in London and joined the committee of a networking association for managers of language schools, LONDOSA, to share best practice and help promote professional development within the English language teaching sector.
Her initial role as Deputy Principal at TSI started in September 2014, which was a very challenging and fulfilling next step in Camilla’s career. After 5 years of building up her managerial experience and teaching English as a Second Language IGCSE, Camilla became Head of TSI in September 2019. This role has been a rewarding new chapter in her professional life. She works with a knowledgeable and highly skilled team of people who have made this progression a wholly positive experience. Camilla continues to have the privilege of teaching a varied and interesting cohort of students who are always confirming her belief of how important and enriching it is to be a part of an international community.