Bucksmore Summer Programmes


The Bucksmore Team

The Bucksmore Head Office team are working hard all year round to make sure your Bucksmore summer is an unforgettable experience.

Rory Rory Wilkinson, Chairman – Rory has been the Bucksmore Director since 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience working in the EFL world. Before Bucksmore Rory owned his own school which became one of the most successful language schools in Cambridge.  Since he took over as Director, Bucksmore has gone from strength to strength through a mixture of innovative courses and the old Bucksmore tradition of delivering high quality English language courses to multinational young learners in the UK.
MattT Matthew Tighe, Managing Director – Matt arrived at Bucksmore in 2010. He is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge University where he studied English Literature and the Management Studies Tripos. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of Bucksmore before, during and after the summer.   matt@bucksmore.com
Ben Ben Walker, Company Manager – Ben started working for Bucksmore in August 2011. He is a graduate in Law and has spent two years teaching in China before coming to London. He has five years experience working in residential summer camps so he knows everything there is to know about running a successful summer school.   ben@bucksmore.com
Peter Grieve - Bucksmore Operations Manager Peter Grieve, Operations Manager – Peter started working for Bucksmore in 2013 as an Activity Leader and in summer 2014 was the Activity Manager of one of our summer centres, King Edward’s School. He graduated in Chinese and Business Management and spent a year in China as a student at Nanjing University in order to perfect his language skills. Peter speaks Chinese and French and he is now responsible for the operation of all our summer centres, ensuring the excellent quality and smooth running of all our programmes.    peter@bucksmore.com
Matt Doherty Academic Manager Matt Doherty, Academic Manager – Matt has five years worth of teaching experience at summer camps, and has been teaching full-time since 2012. Matt designs and oversees the academic content for all Bucksmore courses. Originally from Northern Ireland, Matt spent a year and a half teaching in the Czech Republic, in between working two summers at Bucksmore.  mdoherty@bucksmore.com
Julian Keith Bucksmore Homelingua Company Manager Julian Keith, Homelingua Company Manager – Julian joined the Homelingua team in May 2015 having spent 10 years living and teaching in Indonesia, originally as a teacher before progressing to centre manager. Julian speaks Indonesian, French and very good English! Hailing from Newcastle, he has lived all over the country and studied at the University of Brighton.  julian@homelingua.com
Ellie Twigger Course Consultant Ellie Twigger, Homelingua Course Consultant – Having previously worked for the Oxford International Education Group at both ISIS Greenwich and ISIS Horsham, Ellie joined the Bucksmore Homelingua team in March 2015. Ellie graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in English & Drama. Ellie is the first point of contact for bookings and enquiries for home tuition. ellie@homelingua.com
Jon (1) Jon Wright, Homelingua Director of Studies – Jon works to support Homelingua tutors and students with all academic matters. He is also Diploma-qualified, has taught all over Europe, and most recently in Saudi Arabia. Jon graduated in Psychology from Southampton University and he is fluent in English, German, Spanish and can read Russian.     jon@homelingua.com
Matt Hurley Registrar

Matthew Hurley, Registrar – Matthew is in his second year as the Bucksmore Registrar, the first point of contact for the majority of enquiries and bookings. Matthew has worked in summer schools for five years; starting as an English Counsellor, before becoming a Director of Studies and subsequently Centre Manager.     registrar@bucksmore.com


Barbara Jones


Barbara Jones, Recruitment Consultant – Barbara started working part-time in the recruitment of Bucksmore summer staff in 2010. She liked meeting and recruiting Bucksmore people so much that she became the full-time recruiter in 2011. She really enjoys matching applicants to the various Bucksmore programmes. Barbara also worked as a Centre Manager for several years at OIEG, the sister company to Bucksmore, where she started out as an EFL teacher.   bjones@oxfordinternational.com



Michelle Caiyu Wang, Director of Chinese Business – Michelle has been with Bucksmore since 2009 and has over 15 years experience of arranging summer programmes in the UK for Chinese students. Most of this time has been spent working with Rory Wilkinson. Michelle is a Chinese national, living in London since 1998.  She holds a MBA-degree and she has overall responsibility for all Chinese business at Bucksmore.    michelle@bucksmore.com


Although the Head Office team are working on Bucksmore all year, we couldn’t run such successful programmes without the fantastic centre staff we employ in the summer. Every year we have a high percentage of returning staff who are essential to running a fantastic summer school.