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Staff

Greek School of Manchester pledges to ensure that the individuals forming its team of staff each school year will be committed to the vision, success and progress of the School. A vast array of specialisms and unquestionable commitment ensures that Greek School of Manchester provides the best possible service for all our students, parents and guardians and the local community.

Our highly qualified, experienced and motivated staff will be continually supported and receive a high level of ongoing training. As such, they will deliver all aspects of the School’s curriculum tailored to each student’s individual needs.

Our staff will be committed to developing a holistic student experience through a variety of teaching and learning opportunities, clearly defined boundaries of acceptable behaviour and the encouragement of each student to aspire to achieve their potential.

All our teachers and volunteers have a QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), and have undergone a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.


Nursery

Ms Niki Agathangelidou

Ms Agathangelidou is a Greek Teacher (QTS). She studied Greek Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has taught Modern Greek language, literature and history as well as Ancient Greek and Latin in Greece. In the past few years she has been teaching Greek as a second/foreign language in Germany and the UK. Ms Agathangelidou has, additionally, experience in teaching children with special educational needs (SEN). She is extremely excited to have joined our teaching team as the nursery teacher and she is committed to creating a positive, stimulating and joyful learning environment aiming to challenge students, improve their performance and enable them to fulfill their true potential. 


Preschool

Ms Christiana Gianni

Ms Gianni is a Greek teacher (QTS) and holds a BA in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (University of Athens) and an MA in Childhood Studies (University of Leeds). She taught Modern and Ancient Greek as well as English in Greece and the UK, and has also been working as a Supply Teacher/Teaching Assistant (English, Religious Education, Music, Drama Studies) as well as Exam Invigilator for primary and secondary state schools. Ms Gianni is, in addition, currently working for the charity organisation ‘Great Minds Together’ where she mentors and supports children with special educational needs (SEN) and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and their families.

Ms Gianni is looking forward to working together with her colleagues at the Greek School of Manchester as the Preschool Teacher in order to provide students with an exciting and rich learning experience, tailored to their individual needs and interests.


A1 

Ms Gianna Moussa

Ms Gianna Moussa is a Greek Teacher who studied History and Archaeology at the University of Crete. She is currently working as Teaching Assistant in a secondary school in York. Ms Moussa has worked in Greece as a Tutor of Modern and Ancient Greek language and literature, Greek history and Latin for over 15 years. 

Ms Moussa firmly believes that developing rapport with the students is key to the teaching and learning process, as is empathy and sensitivity towards each student’s needs and requirements. 

Ms Moussa is excited to have joined the Greek School of Manchester and is very much looking forward to sharing her passion and enthusiasm for Greek language and culture with the students and helping them fulfil their full potential.


A2

Ms Sofia Katsigianni

Ms Katsigianni is a primary school teacher (QTS). Sha holds a BA in Education and Early Child-hood Studies (University of Patras) as well as a BA in Psychology (MMU). She specialises in child psychology and dyslexia, and has additionally undertaken specialist training in teaching English as a foreign language. She has been teaching Greek for several years and currently works as a Teach-ing Assistant and Cover Supervisor in primary and secondary state schools.

Ms Katsigianni is thrilled to have joined the Greek School of Manchester as teacher of our A2 group. She feels extremely passionate about teaching Greek as a second/foreign language and is dedicated to transmitting her love of Greek language and civilisation to her students. She believes that language learning, and Greek language learning in particular, significantly contributes to im-proving memory skills and problem solving skills as well as cognitive thinking.


Adults

Ms Maria Pavlakou

Ms Pavlakou holds a degree in Greek Language and Linguistics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master's in Comparative Linguistics and Language Variation (distinction) from the University of Patras. She has participated in research projects on Modern Greek dialects and has taught Modern Greek, Classical Greek and Latin in various contexts. Ms Pavlakou loves languages and has a passion for teaching Greek as a foreign language. She has recently completed the recognised teacher training programme "Routes in teaching Modern Greek as a second/foreign language", offered by the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessaloniki.

Ms Pavlakou is very excited to have joined the Greek School of Manchester as teacher of the adult class. She looks forward to creating a safe and engaging learning environment where students can learn to communicate in Greek.


Volunteers (in alphabetical order)


Ms Constantina Georgiou

Ms Georgiou is a creative educator and community artist, designing and delivering cultural, artistic and educational projects for children and adults alike. In 2009 she founded Among the Ants exploring the relationship between the arts in public space and the community. She sees inclusive art practice as meaningful way to approach, understand and value otherness as well as our selves.

She currently mentors and supports young people through Arts Emergency Manchester and collaborates with Royal Oak Arts in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, using the arts to connect with the local community.

She is excited to be joining the Greek School of Manchester as a teaching assistant, to support the teachers and contribute to the students’ learning experience, supporting them inside the classroom.


Ms Eleni Vasileiadou

Ms Vasileiadou is a Greek Teacher with passion for personal development, awarded with Q.T.S recognition in England, who studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She taught the Ancient and Modern Greek Language, as well as History and Culture, while engaging private lessons at home to junior high-school students. Ms Vasileiadou is currently working with teaching agencies around Manchester. She is very excited to have joined as Volunteer Teaching Assistant the Greek School of Manchester and she is eager to help the students learn while using individual learning styles and teaching methods according to each student's needs to fulfil their potential.

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