Meet the Team

skSteve King

“I am the owner and director of Celc and thoroughly enjoy my day-to-day involvement. I have a background of working in schools and colleges and some time as a church leader. I am committed to ensuring that Celc is one of the very best family-run, independent language schools in the UK.

“Our English language school enjoys a wonderful location and I lead a great team.  It would be a real pleasure to meet you, help you improve your English and give you a fantastic experience of the UK.”

rounded-chris-120hChris Robinson
Director of Studies / Welfare Officer / Social Coordinator

BSc General Studies, Dip. Teaching (New Zealand)
RSA Dip TEFLA (Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults)

“I am originally from the USA and joined Celc in 1991 after a number of years teaching in New Zealand. As well as taking care of the academic side of the school, I am responsible for sports, excursions and other social activities. It is my job to ensure that your time in the classroom is successful and that you really enjoy the social aspects of being at Celc.

“In my free time I enjoy water sports and getting out into the countryside on foot or bike.”

rounded-rob-120hRob Barron
Teacher / Exams Officer / Health & Safety Officer

RSA DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults)

“I have been teaching at Celc since 1987. I am also an official examiner for the University of Cambridge EFL exams.
“I am a keen musician and worship leader and a passionate photographer. I enjoy preparing students for exams as well as giving an insight into the British culture and way of life.”  

JoyJoy Tuttlebee

BA(Hons) Spanish & Portuguese, University of Southampton
Trinity College Diploma TESOL (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


“I’ve been teaching English since 2013, both in the UK and abroad. I’ve worked with people from a variety of backgrounds, including students, refugees and asylum seekers.
“My passions include learning about and experiencing new cultures – I particularly like Mozambique and South America, having spent time in both places! I also enjoy speaking Spanish and Portuguese (when I get the chance!), as well as art, music and spending time with my friends.”

james-webbJames Webb

BA(Hons) in Applied Theology
Trinity College Cert. TESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)


“Following the completion of my degree, I have worked in various cross-cultural situations; from supporting asylum seekers to managing a language school for migrant workers and now as a TEFL teacher.

“A particular passion of mine is amateur dramatics – I am a member of All Saints Dramatic Society and have enjoyed acting in a variety of principal and supporting roles from panto to comedy to serious parts.”

Lydia Tipler

BA (Hons) Geography UCL
PGCE Hull University (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
Trinity College Cert. TESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

“I’ve been on the Celc team in a part-time capacity since 2010 when I returned from a period of teaching English in the Arabian Peninsula. Having travelled and worked in quite a few countries worldwide over the years, I now love meeting and welcoming people to my own country and derive great pleasure from seeing students progress in their English.

“I find my soul is restored by activities in the open air like walking, kayaking and ski-ing and also by classical music. Hosting dinner parties and experimenting on my guests with various types of cuisine is also a real love of mine.”

Amanda King
Bookkeeper / Administrator

“Having raised three daughters, I have more recently worked as an administrator for a Bournemouth-based charity and volunteered at our local hospital.  I do what I can to keep some of the practical things at Celc running smoothly.

“I enjoy cooking, reading, family occasions and meeting friends.”


Louise Rawlings
Summer School Administrator & Groups Coordinator

“I have very happy memories of hosting students from Celc many years ago, and started working for the school in 2014 as a temporary summer teacher. I am now enjoying working with the admin team and am the point of contact for group leaders and Celc Summer School.

“I enjoy going to the theatre, walking the dog, and playing badminton and volleyball – there is nothing better than playing beach volleyball on a part of Bournemouth’s 7 miles of golden sand as the sun goes down!”

duncanDuncan Barnet
Accommodation Officer

“It is my job to co-ordinate your accommodation and ensure that you are happy and comfortable with one of our host families.

“I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking, watching movies and taking part in sports when my body allows!”

Jill Lord
Assistant Accommodation Officer

“Living and working in boarding schools has provided me with considerable experience in pastoral care and support to international students. I understand the joy that comes with getting to grips with the English Language!

“I love spending time with my family and friends, watching live theatre and movies. I particularly enjoy travelling to new countries, discovering their cultures and customs. I have recently started studying again as I am a firm believer in the benefits of life-long learning!”

rounded-wendy-120hWendy Rixon
Receptionist / Admissions Officer

“As the person responsible for enquiries and Registrations, I will probably be your first point of contact if you are looking to join us to learn English.  I have been working for Celc since 1999 and am the daughter of the school’s founder, David Williams. In my free time I enjoy the beach and water sports.”

rey-kingRay King
Summer School Director

“I love engaging with young people from a wide spread of countries and backgrounds. I have been a youth worker for nearly thirty years and, in addition to my role at Summer School, I train youth and children’s workers across Africa, Asia and the Sub-Continent.”

“When not working I love to walk and take part in any sports that my knees allow!”

Alison Whyte
Admin Assistant

“Having clocked up 16 years working for Barclays Bank & a further 18 years at Bournemouth Community Church I have realised my love for details, people and organising! So my role here suits me down to the ground.

“I love going to musical theatre shows, swimming, reading and spending time with my husband, family & friends.”

Adrienne RobinsonAdrienne_web
Admin Assistant /Gardener

“I’ve been involved with Celc off and on since 1991 when Chris and I arrived in the country with two young children from New Zealand.  I help out when and where I can and have enjoyed working with international students through out the years.

“I enjoy swimming, running, cycling, reading and spending time with family who live in different parts of the world.”

Additional Teachers

As the number of students wanting to study English in the UK grows during the summer months we take on extra teachers. These are qualified, experienced and friends of Celc. They become very much part of the team.