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. Our 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 and marking individually for each student.
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 and visiting the theatre 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. Gill loves travelling to Scotland to visit her daughter and grandson.
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. For pleasure Alison loves the theatre and travelling to new destinations.
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. Keith has many hours of fun with his beloved pet dog, Cerys.
Helen is a talented and experienced Primary Teacher, most recently working at Lakeside School. Her specialities are Early Years and Maths. Beyond this she has taught in a variety of settings, even home tuition up to GCSE Level in Maths. Wow!
In her spare time Helen enjoys quality family time and long walks in the countryside.
Kathryn has been teaching for approximately thirty years. She has a wealth of experience in KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4. She enjoys teaching the wide curriculum 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!
Adrian enjoys everything to do with Maths; the more challenging the better.
Most of all he loves to both teach and see students learn and progress.
His experience is in teaching students across the secondary age ranges, most recently at Bilborough College.
In Adrian's spare time he hugely enjoys Camping, Unicycling, juggling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Louise has worked extensively as a Learning Support Teacher in Scottish Schools. Her expertise has been supporting individual students with their GCSE English and Maths preparation. She is hard working and very motivational to her students.
Louise loves to sing and play the guitar for relaxation. Family time is spent travelling both to Scotland and Manchester to visit her sons. Hill walking is definitely a favourite pastime.