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.
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.
Walter Cole is an experienced Secondary School Mathematics Teacher. After a successful business life running his own company producing Event Merchandise in his native Australia, he moved to the UK. Re-skilling as a Maths teacher was a way for him to embrace all that he has experienced in life, and therefore to give back. Walter had always had teaching in his background, as a young man teaching windsurfing and sailing on Sydney Harbour. Also qualifying as a Ski Instructor for The Disabled, and a teacher for English as a second language.
His passion for teaching Maths led him to become an Invicta teacher during the Covid lockdown. He had already developed and delivered a Financial Maths teaching programme for his School, and has taught this successfully along with After School clubs to understand applying Maths to real life. He has developed and structured the Financial Maths programme, this is due to start with Invivta in early 2023
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 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.
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.
Head of Grants and Fundraising
Susan’s career followed a degree in Marketing and a post graduate qualification in Digital Marketing. She held senior management roles with the Estee Lauder group, Richemont and Bonhams. Later working in an NGO with a bilateral business strategy and corporate fundraising role as the Executive Director of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
Currently undertaking the lead in fundraising to ensure all the valuable work that the Invicta team have achieved to date can continue. Understanding the huge role that analytics plays in business, and more especially Marketing Susan’s desire is to see Financial Maths become an integral part of the Invicta curriculum to deliver a higher level of numerical numeracy to prepare for fulfilling careers.