Julian Elphick-Smith

Years 7-11


Russell Group

More about me.

I am an experienced English teacher with more than 30 years of practice in the independent sector of education. My passion for books drew me into the classroom from an early career in chartered accountancy, and I have never looked back. Reading, and all the pleasure, progress and inspiration it brings, is at the heart of my teaching.

I have taught pupils from age 11 to 18 and have extensive experience of GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level, university entrance and the IB Diploma. Semi-retired now, I teach part-time at Meoncross School in Hampshire. In former appointments, I have occupied the roles of Housemaster, Senior Teacher and Academic Librarian and served at senior management level. I am an approved examiner with AQA and CIE and hold a Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties.

I have been appraised as ‘deliberate, methodical, listening and kind’ and am committed to attainment and joy in the classroom. Principles of encouragement, modelling, and finely tailored support define my approach. Online or in school, my teaching begins with the individual pupil and the unique value each brings to the subject. This, in turn, stimulates confidence and growth.

Working online enables the efficient use of diverse media and varied texts, and, through these means, pupils’ learning styles can be well served and rich intellectual connections made. I aim to build from the familiar in order to encounter the new with confidence. Pupils will find my teaching expansive with regard to ideas and rigorous with regard to technical skills.

30+ years experience GCSE, A-Level and IB Diploma Certificate in Special Learning Difficulties

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