With Peter now gone we introduce our new principal. Someone who not only has a long teaching and marketing career behind him, but also has keen inspection experience. Andrew Edwards, 44, came to us from Bristol at the start of 2012 to “do the best possible job to keep the students, the staff and the agents happy” he says.
|Andrew with Alan – gaining wisdom from the master 😉
With a 20 year career in Germany, Italy and the UK, fluency in German and Italian, and also with experience of teaching in the state sector, he brings with him a very fresh, and welcome view on what we do.
Andrew’s experience of working in the accommodation and marketing division, means he not only has new ideas, but the ability to see them to fulfilment, the result being that LSI already has a new self-catering student house available, and has more in the pipeline.
With the recent UKBA regulations LSI, like many schools, had an ISI inspection late last year, and while we are very proud of having had many very successful British Council inspections until now, this was a new experience for us. We were extremely grateful to be able to draw on Andrew’s knowledge of inspections from being an IALC inspector since 2007 and the guidance he was able to give us.
Portsmouth, featuring Gunwharf Quays, has a great music scene, an excellent range of restaurants and a lovely long coast line, Andrew has now found his feet in the town and we hope he manages to find time to discover all that the city has to offer, and indulge his love of music, food and running. We are sure we will have many succesful years working together.