21st September 2017

Meet the team

Better Bilingual is made up of a dedicated team of proactive and client-focused consultants.

We have three senior consultants and work in collaboration with other individuals – allowing us to draw upon their expertise when necessary. Since January 2018 Better Bilingual consultants have become recognised EAL Academy associates. Read more about what this means here.

 

Catherine Brennan : Senior Education Consultant

Catherine Brennan

Senior Education Consultant

Catherine has worked passionately as an Ethnic Minority Achievement advisor in London, Bristol and surrounding areas for over 20 years; she is committed to securing the best possible outcomes for BME learners.
Through various school improvement approaches, Catherine has collaborated effectively with education leaders, teaching practitioners, BME pupils and their families to develop and deliver inclusive practice for BME pupils, including those who learn through English as an Additional Language (EAL).
In addition to her Better Bilingual role, Catherine was appointed as an EAL Academy Associate in January 2018 and as a Trainer for The Bell Foundation in August 2018.

EAL Academy Associate as of January 2018

LinkedIn Profile

catherine@betterbilingual.co.uk
Yasmin Malik : Senior Education Consultant

Yasmin Malik

Senior Education Consultant

Yasmin is an experienced educator, having worked for over 20 years in Bristol schools and surrounding areas, with a history of making a positive difference to the lives of young people and practitioners.   She has worked in collaboration with senior leaders, delivered training and coached practitioners to raise the attainment of minority ethnic pupils by developing inclusive practice in the classroom, working with schools and settings across Early Years and from KS 1 – 4 with a focus on enhancing outcomes for pupils with English as an additional language (EAL).

Yasmin has a particular interest in securing the best possible provision for EAL pupils who may have special educational needs and disabilities.

EAL Academy Associate as of January 2018

LinkedIn Profile

yasmin@betterbilingual.co.uk
Stephen Bray : Senior Education Consultant

Stephen Bray

Senior Education Consultant

Stephen  is a freelance consultant.

Posts as a primary school teacher in London and EFL teacher in SE Asia provided Stephen with a variety of challenges and experiences which have enabled him to successfully build a career as an advisory teacher and school improvement consultant.

His teaching, training, mentoring and consultancy skills have successfully supported practitioners in early years settings, primary and secondary schools in Birmingham, Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset to develop their BME inclusion practice and to raise the attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic children and young people, including early stage as well as more advanced bilingual learners.

As an EAL consultant within the British Council’s EAL Nexus project he also supported primary and secondary schools in Northern Ireland.

EAL Academy Associate as of January 2018

LinkedIn Profile

stephen@betterbilingual.co.uk
Evie Dickinson : Digital Marketing Manager

Evie Dickinson

Digital Marketing Manager

Evie works primarily in the charity sector - she is the current UK Manager of Community Highlight CBO  and works for various other Bristol based organisations in both paid and voluntary roles.

As Digital Marketing Manager Evie is responsible for website building and maintenance, uploading online content and some communications, including the Better Bilingual monthly newsletter.

LinkedIn Profile

evie@betterbilingual.co.uk