Breaking cultural and linguistic barriers
We provide English language lessons, at all levels, to adults in the Ealing area and the wider community on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Our aim is to help English language learners improve their English and integrate better into their communities, as well as achieve their personal and career aspirations.
We also work with a range of other organisations supporting speakers of other languages to help our students improve outside the classroom.
The school was established in 2005 and has grown from a small church hall classroom, to operating eight classes in a secondary school in Hanwell, west London.
We are an entirely volunteer-run and led school, with a team of over 20 volunteer teachers, teaching assistants and administrators, supporting a community of over 200 students from over 50 nationalities.
Meet the team
Head of School
I completed my Celta in 2015 and joined the school immediately after.
I taught a variety of levels at the school for several years and in 2017, I assumed the Head of School position.
I manage the school's operations, facilities and administration and look after our students and volunteers.
Working with Ata, I've focused on reaching more sections of our west London community, and grown the school to over 200 students a year.
I'm always looking for ways in which we can deliver the best quality teaching consistently to our students.
In my day job, I work in cybersecurity.
Communications and Teacher Training Manager
I've been teaching English for ten years in the UK and abroad and I joined ECSE in 2013.
For five years, I taught a variety of levels at the school and in 2016 I completed my Celta.
In 2018, together with Dominic, I launched the teacher training programme for our new volunteers and have trained over fifteen teachers since.
I'm currently completing my Delta to advance my teaching knowledge further.
I also look after all of ECSE's communications, marketing and events.
In my day job, I work in Communications and PR.
Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and industries.
We have over 20 teachers in our team who plan and deliver lessons on Monday and Wednesday evenings to our students.
Supporting our teachers and the school leaders, we have a handful of teaching assistants, a school administrator and staff at St Paul's Church in Northfields who provide us with printing and an events space to run workshops and social events.
If you're interested in joining our team, we'd love to hear from you!