Who are they?
Ivy Education Ltd
126 New Kings Road
We have met with Ivy Education’s staff. In addition, 20 clients and 20 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 450 clients and 647 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of Ivy Education
Founded by Alastair Delafield (40s). Educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Bristol University, where he read environmental geoscience before doing a PGCE at Bath. Taught science at Dulwich Prep London and Thomas's Clapham, after turning down the offer of head of science at Thomas’s Kensington 'because I liked teaching years 7 and 8 and I wouldn't have got to do so much of it'. Decided to do his own thing instead and set up Ivy Education in 2010, eventually giving up tutoring about five years later. The UK was lucky to keep him, it turns out – that as an ardent kite-surfer in his spare time, he nearly didn't come back from a teaching job in Melbourne.
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