Meet the Abbey College Senior Leadership Team!

Mr Malcolm Wood, Principal

It is with pride that I represent Abbey College in Malvern as Principal. Together with my dedicated team, I will do my utmost to continually improve the educational experience we offer. It is a pleasure and a privilege to help young people to grow in confidence and ability as they reach their academic goals.

Involved in all areas of the school, I have overall responsibility for ensuring all aspects of the academic and boarding sides of the college run smoothly and effectively.

Having boarded as a teenager in France and studied at a Czech university, I have gained considerable insight into the feelings of international students.

My professional experience includes British independent and boarding schools; British international schools in Uganda and Turkey; language schools in France and England; and a secondary school in the Czech Republic. I have been head and deputy head; subject and phase leader; teacher of the English National Curriculum and teacher of English as a foreign language.

Mrs Wendy Roberts, Vice Principal Academic

As Director of Academic studies I am Head of the Business departments and Head of the Science department, UCAS Manager and Examinations Officer. I am responsible for academic planning and timetabling, teacher development, academic development and pupil academic progression. I also manage the academic side of the foundation courses.

Abbey College is a progressive and rapidly developing college, open to change with excellent progression and development for teachers and students.

Education: Bsc Honours Degree in Brewing and Microbiology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Dip IOB.

Mr Mehran Noor, Bursar

My first experience of Abbey College was as a student. I studied A Levels at Abbey College before moving on to University. My name is even on the board as student of the year in 1979! I returned in 1986 as a member of staff and have been here ever since. Whilst working here I have been involved in many different areas. The main departments I am currently responsible for are Finance, Contracts, Recruitment and Maintenance.

I am proud of what Abbey College achieves and the way our staff care for our students.

Education: P.G.Dip (Eng), M.Sc. Cert TEFL

Mr Leo Kounakis, Vice Principal Pastoral and EFL

I have been in education and specifically EFL for 26 years in a variety of roles. I started as an EFL teacher and later worked as Assistant DOS and Principal in an International Language School abroad.

My responsibilities include managing all English Courses and examinations (PET, IGCSE, IELTS). I work to ensure that all our students receive the attention and help they require to excel academically.

I am very proud to be working at Abbey College. Giving our students the knowledge and qualifications to go on and study at a University level is not just my job, it is a way of life.

Education: Dip Ed., DELTA, University of Cambridge