Paul Harrison - Company Director
Paul Harrison has been a secondary Headteacher for sixteen years but has moved on to develop edEUcation. His school was recognised as one of the best in the North East of England and was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2010 for Achievement. Paul’s school expertise lies in Leadership and Management, Raising Achievement and Teaching and Learning. He was member of the National Languages Steering Group, a Ministerial Advisory Group in 2002. He has subsequently played a major part in the field of Languages. He has developed international links, twice winning an International Schools Award and has sat on numerous steering groups. Paul was a Governor/Trustee of CILT, National Centre for Languages and is an EU expert for the assessment of projects under the Erasmus+ programme. He has presented regularly to University PGCE students, to national and international conferences and in 2009 was invited to present on Language policy to a committee of the House of Lords.
Viktor has been very active in the field of international links and education projects.
A graduate in Applied Languages and International Trade, from the Sorbonne in Paris, Viktor completed a Masters in European Integration before going on to work for the European Commission as a translator. He subsequently worked for the French Consulate in Sofia before going on to found and lead an environmental NGO in the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria.
Viktor attracted and managed numerous EU grants aimed at improving provision for the local community in this rural mountainous area. Fluent in English, French, Czech, Bulgarian and Serbian, Viktor has operated as a freelance translator and interpreter. He has also experience of teaching English to school age children and adults.
Viktor has experience of numerous EU Lifelong Learning Programmes and European Social Funds. He led the Comenius partnership with Teesdale School, which won the national award for the best secondary partnership. Viktor works with a wide range of NGOs across Europe in an informal cooperation network.
Currently, Jan Linsley is working as an independent education consultant to support National Teaching Schools and Initial Teacher Training and is the external assessor for a SCITT. She has supported a number of edEUcation projects over the past 2 years.
In 2014-2015, Jan was the secondary lead for a SCITT in the North East.
Between 2004 and 2014, Jan Linsley was a Regional Adviser for the DfE and its partner agencies. She has extensive experience in supporting leadership teams in schools in Ofsted category, developed high-quality support materials and a range of strategic approaches to working with schools below the floor target. She has also provided Quality Assurance for Local Authority School Improvement Services across Yorkshire and the Humber region. Jan has also supported Initial Teacher Training providers and Teaching Schools in Yorkshire and the North East to recruit the best quality candidates to become our next generation of outstanding teachers.
Additionally, Jan has over 20 years’ experience of teaching in the maintained sector, including 10 years as part of a school leadership team.
Beki Stevenson graduated from Hull University with a BA in Drama in 2010. Since then she has been involved in international partnerships in many different capacities.
Beki has worked extensively with children and young people often through theatre work on various different projects over the past 6 years.
Beki specialises in marketing and design work producing everything from displays and flyers to websites. She had a particular specialisation in social media including Facebook Twitter and Instagram.
Beki also has strong organisational skills and will often provide admin work alongside her marketing for edEUcation.