our faculty

The A&j school

team

Our faculty and support staff are hand selected by our core team of Partners who are the senior decision makers in the school. We recruit some of the best educators from around the world to teach our students. The beauty of being an online school is that we are not limited to recruiting teachers who happen to live close to the school premises. We recruit teachers from around the UK and the US and routinely get in excess of 100 applications for every vacancy. All of our faculty and support staff have decades of experience between them from some of the very best schools and universities around the globe.

DR JORGE PEREIRA

CAMPOS

Headmaster
Jorge holds a PhD in Ethics of AI from the University of St Andrews and now specialises in educational and developmental psychology. He is the author of several publications and is the host of The Headmaster’s Podcast. Jorge is regularly invited to speak at conferences internationally and has authored work for the European Commission.

SUNNY JAIN

Head of University Admissions
Sunny holds a MEng in Material Science from Oxford University and was also a 2019 Fellow at Harvard University. He has helped more than 700 students with university applications in the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. Sunny is the author of University Admissions Explained first published in 2024 by A&J School Press.
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PATRICK McCARTHY

Core Curriculum Lecturer
Professor McCarthy has been affiliated with Harvard for more than 20 years. In this time, he has taught students at the Kennedy School of Government, the Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Business School (HBS). Professor McCarthy is a world-leading expert on Public Speaking and Communication and has taught these vital skills to 1,000s of Harvard students. He has twice been named one of Harvard Crimson’s Professors of the Year and has received numerous awards for his commitment to students and teaching. Professor McCarthy is a co-recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Obama. He is widely respected by students and colleagues alike and the impact of his work is felt far outside the Harvard campus.

DR ISABELLE JAIN

Art History
Isabelle holds a PhD in Art History from the University of St Andrews. She specialises in Post-War British Art & Architecture, and her research was funded by a prestigious Carnegie Trust Scholarship between 2018–2023. In 2019, Isabelle was a fellow at the Yale Center for British Art and is the recipient of a number of awards and scholarships. She has published in Sculpture Journal and has been an invited speaker at The Paul Mellon Centre, Tate Britain, and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

IAIN WEBB

Maths & Physics
Iain has been teaching Maths and Physics for more than 14 years and has a very broad coverage of the topics involved. Iain studied Mathematics at undergraduate level and chose to specialise in Statistics for his Master's. Iain previously taught advanced computer labs at the University of Sheffield. He has been recognised as an exceptional educator by the IB organisation who have appointed Iain as an IB Higher Level Maths examiner.

ELIZABETH ROSE

English Language & Literature
Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience as an English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing teacher for a broad range of qualifications and holds a BA in English. She specialises in exam technique and essay writing, supporting our students to make demonstrable improvements in their grades. Elizabeth is also an A&J parent.

AZEEM JIWAJI

Computer Science & AI
Azeem is a Computer Science and AI teacher with a career spanning over three decades. He consulted within Capital Markets, specialising in enterprise architectures and software development methodologies, and then established his own business for 13 years. He is now a qualified teacher bringing his extensive real-world experience into the classroom.

Azeem holds a degree in Computer Science from Imperial College and is a chartered engineer. Notably, he was part of a team that made significant contributions to the development of the J2EE design patterns and the Java programming language.

EVA GARCIA

Student Administrator
With over 10 years of experience in the education sector alongside extensive management experience, Eva coordinates all logistics related to A&J School students and faculty. Eva speaks four languages, and provides constant daily support be it management of exam schedule, teacher allocation, timetabling reports, and much more.

DR JAMES SKINNER

Biology, Chemistry & Medicine University Admissions
James has teaching experience both in the UK and internationally, where he taught GCSE, A Level, and IB DP courses. He joined our team from Cheltenham Ladies’ College in 2024. At A&J, he teaches Biology and Chemistry and oversees our Medical Careers Programme for students interested in fields such as Medicine. James holds a degree in Zoology, a PGCE, a Master's and an EdD in Education.  Additionally, James is as an examiner for A Level Biology.

DR FIONN

O'DONoVAN

Humanities & Social Sciences
Fionn teaches Humanities and Social Sciences. Fionn has a PPE degree from Oxford University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Southampton. He has more than eight years of teaching experience having taught over 500 students. Fionn is also a lead on Oxbridge humanities applications and has a particular interest in Philosophy which is his passion.

David merson

US University Admissions
David is a former admissions officer at an Ivy League university (Brown). He previously earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown with a dual concentration in History and Biomedical Ethics. After working for a large law firm in Washington DC for a year, he attended Cornell Law School graduating with a Juris Doctor in Public Law. David served in the United States Navy as a Judge Advocate for three years on active duty. In the past 5 years, David's students got accepted by universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Chicago, NYU, UCLA, Georgetown, and USC.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

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January 9, 2024

A&J School Students Receive Oxford University Offers

Congratulations to our two students who have received conditional offers from Oxford University today on highly competitive courses.
February 13, 2024

Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy from Harvard Business School Joins the A&J School Team

A&J School is pleased to announce that Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy of Harvard University is joining A&J School from the 2024/2025 academic year.
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Record Number of Applicants for Universities in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore

This year, A&J School saw the largest-ever interest in universities in the Far East. Traditionally, most of our students apply to universities in the USA, UK, Europe, and Canada. In the past few years, however, there has been an increase in interest in universities in the Far East.
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A&J School Christmas Party at Mark’s Club in Mayfair

As a full-time online school, all our students, faculty, and support staff are fully remote. We do not have any compulsory in-person lessons or events. That said, we organise voluntary in-person meetings several times a year.
Winchester does not produce a ‘type’. Instead, we instil a respect for the individual and a keenness to contribute to the community. That community is made up of many bright minds, across the pupils, dons and support staff.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.
Winchester does not produce a ‘type’. Instead, we instil a respect for the individual and a keenness to contribute to the community. That community is made up of many bright minds, across the pupils, dons and support staff.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.

simon mildinhal

SURMASTER PASTORAL
Since joining Winchester it has been wonderful to meet so many engaged and engaging individuals whose curiosity for the world around them drives them to learn not just that which is required but what intrigues them.