RS guide profiles

NST's religious studies Educationalist Guides each have a detailed knowledge of the current curriculum meaning they’ll tailor the delivery of information to your exact requirements, homing in on key study themes whilst on your tour to help put your students’ learning into context. 

Here are a few of our guide profiles... 

Aysen Bekir

NST Educationalist Guide

Aysen graduated from London University with a BA Hons in History. She has taught GCSE and A-level History in London since 1980, and led yearly school trips to Berlin since 1996: her experience of the city goes back to Cold War times, visiting friends there since 1976. She speaks German, Turkish and French.

Charlotte Ross-Harris

NST Educationalist Guide

Charlotte studied at the University of Exeter and University of Heidelberg in Germany. She has taught German, Politics and History both inside the classroom and all over Europe.

Christopher Warrington

NST Educationalist Guide

University of Sheffield graduate, Chris was previously Head of German teaching German History at A Level. He is also a Principal Examiner in German for a major exam board. Chris has accompanied numerous groups to Berlin over the last 30 years and has a wide knowledge of the city.

Dave Stewart

NST Educationalist Guide

Dave graduated from the University of Glasgow as mature student with an MA in History & Philosophy. He spent two years as an exchange student studying German History at the University of Mainz, and is a fluent German speaker. He also has a Guiding Diploma from the Scottish Tourist Board.

Janet Searle

NST Educationalist Guide

Janet graduated from Bristol University with a BA Hons degree in German and French and completed her PGCE at Reading. She has taught languages for 25+ years in schools in the UK and Switzerland. She has also worked in Munich and Salzburg and has family in eastern Germany.

Keith Mallinson

NST Educationalist Guide

An Oxford graduate, Keith has taught History and Classics in a variety of schools and colleges on Tyneside and in Singapore. He is an examiner in both subjects and his special interest lies in the Nazi period and WWII.

Peter Oxley

NST Educationalist Guide

Peter has lengthy experience of taking school groups to Germany, Russia and the WWI battlefields. His CV boasts Head of History, GCSE Examiner and work for the BBC. He has written an A Level Russian History textbook, but his main area of historical interest is 20th century Germany.

Philip Ginnings

NST Educationalist Guide

Phil has taught History and Politics since 1991 and has been a head of department since 1998. He has led visits to sites of the two World Wars and the Holocaust in Europe for over 15 years and is a Fellow in Holocaust Education of the Imperial War Museum.

Ross Raeburn

NST Educationalist Guide

Ross has considerable experience as the head of a successful religious education department and a practising GCSE and A Level teacher. He has worked with NST for a number of years, predominantly in Krakow and Berlin, where his enthusiasm for History and RS has been highly valued by school groups.

Steven Rawcliffe

NST Educationalist Guide

A retired teacher with over thirty years’ experience of secondary education including spells working in Germany and Asia, Steve has organised and led many GCSE and A Level tours to Europe. A fluent German speaker, he has a deep interest in and knowledge of the country’s history and politics.

Dr Tony Dodd

NST Religious Studies Educationalist Guide

Tony is a retired Religious Studies university lecturer and specialised in Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He taught for many years in middle and secondary schools and has experience in teacher training, examining and inspections. He has travelled widely in Europe and led courses in a range of countries.

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