Our Team

Invicta National Academy was set up in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 with the sole purpose of reconnecting children with missed learning through the provision of free, live, online, interactive lessons that were open to all. Now our mission is to help close the opportunity gap by ensuring that every child has access to free or truly affordable top-quality live, online teaching. 

Georgia Hewson

Georgia Hewson

CEO

George is passionate about unlocking the potential of young people and enabling opportunity for all. Previously a projects and events specialist in the creative sector, George has always promoted equality and has transferred over from the media industry to education to help children and young people to catch up on the core subjects of maths and English so that their future life chances are fully realised and no one falls behind.

Angela Baker

Angela Baker

Operations Manager

Angela has worked in education for 20 years, mainly supporting SEN students in the classroom and ICT departments in schools. Angela set up a home tutoring business and provides 1-1 and small group support for children aged 5-11. She is also a local Town Councillor, a trustee on GACT Gatwick board and Treasurer of the Edenbridge Community First Responders.

Alex

Alex

Head of Grants and Fundraising

Alex works with Invicta's existing and new supporters to find and secure the donations, sponsorship and grants that fund Invicta to deliver its programmes of lessons. Formerly a business manager and project manager, she raises funds for Invicta by demonstrating to supporters how Invicta's lessons help children and young people across the nation and identifying how funding Invicta aligns with their own organisational aims and goals.

Caroline Platt

Caroline Platt

Education Director

Caroline is a qualified teacher with 20 years experience. She has worked in the maintained and independent sectors and has a long association with alternative provisions. Caroline joined Invicta, as a volunteer, to help children and young people catch-up on missed learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. She became Invicta's Director of Education in February 2021. Caroline is Invicta's designated safeguarding lead and in 2018 she was called to the Bar.

Katrina Sale

Katrina Sale

Digital Manager

Katrina runs a digital innovation consultancy. Before launching her business she set up a charity running creative learning programmes in schools to educate young people about mental health. She is the Director of the APPG for Entrepreneurship and the Green Entrepreneurship Forum.

Olivea Ohonmele

Olivea Ohonmele

Curriculum Manager

Miss Olivea is an English Specialist - with over 25 years of teaching English Language, Literature and linguistics ranging from KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5 and 1st Degree. She is currently the Head of Secondary school English at Invicta as well as the Higher Ability programme lead.

Phoebe Culshaw

Phoebe Culshaw

Marketing Manager

Phoebe has a creative background and is delighted to be working with Invicta. In the past she has mentored several at risk children and volunteered with refugee charities. Phoebe believes passionately that all children deserve an equal start in life and that education is the way to achieve this.