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 is responsible for delivering the high-quality academic, activity and excursion programmes every Bucksmore student receives in the summer.   ben@bucksmore.com
20141017_142926 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


Jess Jess Waiton, Homelingua Company Manager – Jess joined the Buckmore team in March 2012 and is the brains behind all the Bucksmore teaching. She was the Director of Studies at King Edward’s in 2011 and spent the previous four years living and teaching in China. She has both the CELTA and DELTA teaching qualifications and is passionate about helping students develop their English skills and achieve their personal goals. Jess is now looking after the home tuition side of the business.   jess@bucksmore.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



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.