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Meet the Kip McGrath Derby South Team


















We are truly blessed to have such an amzing team to call on. Each of our teachers are all fully (degree) qualified (QTS), trusted and experienced in the classroom and possess current enhanced DBS checks. They have a proven professional track record of inspiring children in education and are committed to giving your child the best opportunity to succeed. Teachers are always available to provide feedback on your child’s progress and to discuss any concerns you may have. They are highly motivated to achieving the very best standards for your child and spend much time away from the classroom planning individually for each student.


Sue Sue

Sue is the Centre Director and is a fully qualified teacher with more than 30 years  experience, working in schools throughout Derbyshire and in more recent times has been employed by Derbyshire LEA as an Advisory Teacher across both Primary and Secondary schools - delivering pastoral care and training with great passion.

With a B.Ed (Hons) degree from the University of Warwick and a Professional Counselling Qualification; she relishes the challenge of influencing for the better the lives of the children living in our region

Sue holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificateand  enjoys home crafts, cooking and reading in her spare time.



Helen is a vastly experienced and caring teacher who specialises in the teaching of English to GCSE level. We are grateful to have Helen as part of the team and she is much loved by her students. 

Spending time with her extended family allows Helen to make the most of her spare time.




Gill possesses a breadth of experience in teaching at KS1 and KS2 levels in local Derby schools. She has now retired from full time teaching and continues to work with us to the benefit of our students.





Just taken early retirement from a local Primary School, Alison knows how to motivate and encourage her students to achieve their very best. She is truly enthusiastic and it rubs off on all around her. 






Keith is also an early retirement Maths teacher capable of going all the way through to A Level. His students and their parents sing his praises for his "can do" approach which in turn leads to excellent results at all levels.





Shannon is a committed KS1 + KS2 teacher with a passion for seeing students progress. She has vast experience in primary schools not only local to Derby but also internationally.

She loves walking in the countryside and spending time with a growing number of grandchildren in her spare time.






Kathryn has been teaching for approximately thirty years.  She has a wealth of experience in KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4.  She has enjoyed teaching the wide curriculum to  KS2 children in a variety of settings, both state and private.  She loves reading and believes every child has a right to know how to read for purpose and pleasure.  Kathryn did a post-graduate training course in Dyslexia and Literacy studies to better equip her to teach those students with Dyslexia.


Kathryn has three grandchildren who live fairly close by and spends as much time with them as possible. She enjoys ballroom dancing lessons with her husband; loves baking and knitting.  She has a beautiful cat that is very needy of cuddles and pampering and is considering adding a kitten to the family; only considering! 





Dave is an ex. Derby school headmaster. His specialities are in Science and Maths and he teaches both Primary and Secondary to a high level. Dave has now taken early retirement and truly enjoys the Kip experience. This certainly rubs off on his students.

Dave's social life is packed with birdwatching, walking and grandchildren.





Stuart is a hard working and well organised experienced KS4 English co-ordinator who has taught in local schools for a number of years. He is an engaging and creative teacher who inspires his students. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing with his family and following the fortunes of West Bromwich Albion.





Kalley is a self motivated KS1 + KS2 teacher who excels in bringing her passion for art into the curriculum. Her students look forward to her weekly sessions with eager anticipation and love to get involved. In her spare time Kalley enjoys socialising with her friends and checking out local bands.


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