Mr and Mrs Glyde - Principal Directors
Rosemary Glyde is highly qualified in Business Studies. She started her journey with Scarborough International School of English as Welfare/Social Organiser between 1974-1979. After successfully running and owning hotel and tourism businesses in the north and south of England, she returned to Scarborough in 1984 and purchased the School. With over 30 years of experience in the language learning business, Mr and Mrs Glyde have built up an extensive bank of contacts and knowledge. They have taken the time to travel and meet with representatives from around the world and gained valuable insight into a wide range of cultures. Both strongly believe that personal contact and local market knowledge is very important in running one of the oldest and most successful independent language schools in England.
In their spare time Mrs. Glyde is a keen gardener, while Mr. Glyde is a lifetime supporter of Crystal Palace FC.
Julie Monsalve - Business Manager
Highly experienced in the industry and in managing people from all over the world, Julie takes care of the smooth and friendly running of Scarborough International School. She is responsible for recruiting and managing all school employees and liaises with key members of staff in each department on a daily basis, which ultimately ensures that each student receives the best possible quality of service. Julie spent 10 years in Santiago, Chile, where she successfully opened her own academy providing English Language training; she also recruited Chilean students for study programmes in Scarborough. Julie returned to the UK and Scarborough International School in 2002.
When she is not busy working Julie's hobbies include swimming, cooking and searching for treasures amongst car boot sales. She also enjoys musicals, theatre and listening to music.
Hayleigh Sykes - Accommodation and Welfare Manager
After spending 2 years living and working in Qatar, Hayleigh returned to the UK to pursue a degree in Applied Social Sciences. On completion of her degree, Hayleigh joined us at SIS as a Team Leader for the 2017 summer season. After a successful summer Hayleigh was offered the opportunity to progress within the school, now taking on the role of Accommodation and Welfare Manager.
Alison Drew - Academic Manager
DELTA qualified, Alison has over 29 years' experience in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She began her career as a teacher, going on to become Director of Studies and Assistant Director in a busy school in the centre of Milan. She returned to Yorkshire in the summer of 2011 to work at Scarborough International School.
Alison is a keen ferroequinologist and ailurophile, and a lifetime supporter of the most consistent team in the English football league, Barnsley FC.
Laurence Rose - Assistant Director of Studies
After completing a Masters in history in 2013, Laurence went into education supporting young adults with special needs. In the summer of 2014 he joined SIS as a team leader, and, after being offered the opportunity to progress within the school, Laurence first became the Academic Assistant and latterly the ADOS. He completed his CELTA successfully in 2016, so he can also be found in class, grappling with multi-word verbs and modality. He is a lifetime supporter of lowly Swindon Town FC.
Susanne Ramsay - Teacher
Susanne has been a qualified teacher since 2001. She has a degree in psychology and a PGCE from the University of Huddersfield. She has worked as both a primary and secondary school teacher in the UK and Southern Spain. Her most recent experience before settling in Scarborough was teaching ESL in China.
In her free time Susanne enjoys walking, singing, listening to music and cooking.
Nicholas Hymer - Teacher
Nick is a CELTA qualified teacher, with a Masters degree in Modern European Languages and Cultures, a PGCE and a BA Honours Degree in German. He continues to pursue his interest in modern languages and is interested in furthering his love of all things European.
He enjoys cross country running, swimming, reading, listening to music and playing the piano.
Scarborough International School welcomes agents from around the world for a wonderful visit.
El Gazette Centre of Excellence 2016
We are happy to announce that once again we are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence!
Chilean Students' Cultural Visit to the UK
A group from Santiago came on a 3 week visit to Scarborough International School to experience life in the UK
Premiere! The latest Lipdub is here - Beth and Matt are Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in the SIS tribute to Grease
News for PON
Scarborough International School of English welcomes applications from teachers and schools funded under the Italian Ministry of Education PON program
Centre of Excellence
EL Gazette ranks Scarborough International School in top ten of British Council Centres of Excellence offering under-16 homestay accommodation
“I've been to Scarborough International School twice now, first taking a Teen Vacation course and then, two years later, an Intensive General English for 6 months. The staff are amazing and lovely people, the teachers are professional; if the school wasn't amazing I wouldn't have gone there twice and you know what, I would go there a the third time, but the next time with my brothers. About Scarborough, it's a very nice and safe place to visit and live, you could have a nice time on the lovely beach. My host family was such a great family I felt like I was living with my real family. I really like my memories there, I wouldn't forget anything.”
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“I highly recommend the International School of English (SIS) and Scarborough as the places to learn or improve your English!”
“I lived and worked in Scarborough for 8 months, and I spent my first and last month in SIS. That was very useful to my daily life, because there I could make lots of good friends. Some of them were British and others were Japanese, Italian, Russian, and many different other nationalities.”
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“I lived my first experience abroad two years ago in Scarborough and, if I was a bit reluctant at the beginning because I was alone, I had to get used to my host family′s routine and I didn′t know the town I would stay in for two weeks, the students I met at school, my new teachers and all the staff managed to make me feel at home. To be honest, you can enjoy a Teen Vacation with your friends even within the borders of your own country, but at Scarborough International School I found a special atmosphere: students coming from all over the world have the opportunity to tell each other about their culture, habits and plans for the future, as if they knew each other very well. In fact I believe this intercultural exchange is the true novelty which I was impressed with. In addition, Scarborough is a nice town with some relaxing leafy areas, the places I visited on my school excursions in Yorkshire were dramatic and interesting, while the afternoon and evening activities proposed were really enjoyable. To sum up, I was absolutely satisfied with my SIS experience so that I decided to have another Teen Vacation there this year.”
Francesco, ItalyRead more...
“About a year ago we were on the verge of booking a holiday which was going to be a little out of the ordinary; a week’s study holiday in Scarborough for Dad with seven-year-old daughter. Mum meanwhile would be having a week’s holiday in the true sense of the word. A year on and we are getting ready to repeat the positive and enjoyable experience this adventure turned out to be. The organisation of the school immediately gave us a series of guarantees: our homestay accommodation was arranged with a family who had a young daughter, the study programme was balanced and well-adapted to the needs of both father and daughter.”
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