Mr Glyde Mrs Glyde

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

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.

Alison Drew

Alison Drew - Academic Manager

DELTA qualified, Alison has over 28 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, ailurophile and a supporter of Barnsley FC, a team that is consistently impressive without being vainglorious and enjoys playing with elegance and style in the Championship, a whole 2 divisions above Swindon.

Handsome Laurence

Laurence Rose - Academic Assistant

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 became the Academic Assistant. He completed his CELTA in 2016 so he can now also be found in class, grappling with multi-word verbs.

Laurence is a dedicated procrastinator; he uses his spare time ruminating on what he can do with his spare time while putting off important jobs. He is also an avid supporter of Swindon Town FC, a team that thankfully enjoys the many freedoms of moving around each tier of English football as Swindon consistently move around the lower levels. They will be languishing in League 2 for the 2017 -2018 season.

Vanessa Howle

Vanessa Howle - Teacher

Originally from Scarborough, Vanessa's career began when she gained a diploma in Early Years education, followed by a diploma in child psychology. She first became aware of an interest in Teaching English as a Foreign Language when she moved to Prague, gaining a TEFL qualification and going on to teach both Business English as well Young Learners' classes. On her return to England she has continued to thoroughly enjoy teaching, also becoming a fully qualified swimming instructor. She has been an EFL instructor here at Scarborough International School since 2014, and has gained experience with a vast array of courses and learning objectives. Vanessa believes continued professional development essential and enjoys the challenge of preparing materials ad hoc according to her students' needs.

In her (very limited) free time Vanessa can be seen out and about in Scarborough walking her dog. She is not a fan of football and has only ever been to two games in her life - one of those to watch Barnsley FC.


Iwo Slodczyk - Administration Assistant

Iwo takes care of all the odd jobs and helps ensure the smooth running of the courses. Having migrated from Poland 10 years ago he has first-hand experience of learning the English language as a non-native. Since then Iwo has started university and is studying mechanical engineering.

Iwo is an avid enthusiast of all and any board and tabletop games. When not plotting his next devious move in chess he spends his time playing classical guitar and volleyball. With a deep affection for fantasy novels Iwo hopes to one day write the next “Lord of the Rings”.


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. She also likes to take part in quizzes and is a lifelong supporter of Middlesbrough FC.

Fiona Stephenson

Fiona Stephenson - Teacher

Fiona has been a teacher since 1995, gaining an MA(Education) in 2004. She has worked in London and Greece both as a primary school teacher and as an EFL teacher of children and adults. Returning to Scarborough in 2011, Fiona enjoyed becoming part of the friendly, professional team at SIS and meeting students from around the world. She has recently certified her computer skills with the ECDL qualification.

In her spare time Fiona enjoys reading, football matches, cooking and going to the gym. She is a keen supporter of Newcastle United.

Nicholas Hymer

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. Nick is a lifelong supporter of the Magpies, Newcastle United FC.

Latest News

El Gazette Centre of Excellence 2016

We are happy to announce that once again we are an EL Gazette Centre of Excellence!

Price freeze

Scarborough International School freezes the cost of its courses for 2017

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

Lipdub 2016

Premiere! Lip Dub 2016 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.”

Ibrahim Al Shammari, Saudi Arabia


“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.”

Sara, Spain


“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, Italy


“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.”

Paola, Milan