Introduction to the course

Beyond their academic, sporting and artistic endeavours, our focus is that pupils will feel secure and supported, comfortable, respected and safe in their environment. Charterhouse International Young Learners course is an opportunity for young people to experience a UK boarding school environment, along with promoting learning in a fun, exciting and interactive way inside and outside the classroom. The boarding experience will bring about life skills, independence and help develop good manners.

 

Our four core modules will cover:

Language and Literature

In our lessons, we will be exploring the tales from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories, and using our visit to Wisley Gardens and Marwell Zoo as the basis for our writing.

Science

These lessons will involve the study of plants, trees and flowers around the Charterhouse site.  Often this will mean outdoor activities, as well as practical work in the classroom.

Geography

We will be taking the children on a virtual whistle-stop tour of the three countries that make up Great Britain, its cities and physical features.  They will investigate landforms such as rivers, waterfalls, caves and arches – and learning how they were formed.

History

In this subject we will be studying 1066 and the Norman Conquest, together with the development of castles.  In addition, we will look at the history of Charterhouse School, from its roots in London to its present-day location in Godalming.

 

Meet the teachers

Chris Rose

Chris Rose

Course Director

Chris returns to us as Director of Studies for Charterhouse Young Learners Summer Course, the position he has held since the course began in 2011. Chris is Deputy Head at Aldro, a leading Prep Schools that feeds pupils to Charterhouse. He has been teaching in Prep Schools for over 30 years, and his main subjects are Geography and PE.

Olivia Burnett-Armstrong

Olivia Burnett-Armstrong

Language & Literature Teacher

Olivia has taught English for many years in a variety of settings. She understands the language learner’s journey well, and likes to explore different ways of making language accessible and fun to learn.

Steve Jeggo

Steve Jeggo

History Teacher

Steve joins the team from Bedales Prep School (Dunhurst) where he is he Head of History and Philosophy, Religion and Ethics. Steve has worked with Charterhouse for several years teaching History for the Charterhouse Young Learners Course.

Steve York

Steve York

Art Teacher

Steve studied Fine Art Illustration and Print Making at Dundee University and at the Institute of Education in London. Steve has been teaching for 28 years and taught visual arts in schools in the UK and Europe and returns to the teaching team for the Charterhouse Young Learners Course. He’s also a practicing artist exhibiting in both the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Anthony King

Anthony King

Sports Teacher

Anthony has over twenty years experience of working in Surrey prep schools teaching pupils from the ages of four to thirteen.  He has working in a number of roles as Head of Boys sport, as well as both the georgraphy and history departments at his current school.  This is his first teaching year on the Young Learners summer course and he is really looking forward to providing an action packed programme using Charterhouse’s amazing facilities.

David Dray

David Dray

Drama Teacher

David is a renowned actor and director of plays and musicals. He has many years’ experience teaching drama and LAMDA in schools and on summer courses. He originated the Class Act Drama summer schools at the Ben Travers Theatre, and has been involved with Charterhouse Young Learners courses for seven years.

Charlotte Britton

Charlotte Britton

House Parent

Charlotte has worked in boarding schools for the past 17 years, enjoying working alongside children of all ages seeing them develop within their boarding life.  Charlotte, has a passion and pride in finding that unique point within a student and helping them achieve high beliefs in themselves.

Melissa Davies

Melissa Davies

Science Teacher

Melissa joins the teach for the first time this year and is looking forward to be part of the teaching team on the Young Learners summer course.  Melissa joins the team with experience from teaching in Independant schools in the UK and overseas.