About Us

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We are all highly skilled, qualified teachers. We have years of experience in the classroom and have chosen to teach history, science and literature in a multi-disciplinary fashion.

Our Mission Statement

  • Successful learning should involve enjoyment and play.
  • Children should experience some success every day.
  • We seek to support the creation of high quality environments which are conducive to learning.
  • Learners are complex: learning is individual, subjective and unique.
  • As experts in cross-curricular work we are committed to practical learning, and have been since we began in 1996.
  • We seek to support schools as they move towards high trust, quality social relationships.
  • We are committed to the furthering of the uniquely valuable process of Education
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Philip Cooke Managing Director

Phil has 20 years experience teaching, including time in both KS1 and KS2. He joined Off the Page in 2001 and became its managing director in 2012.

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Ruth O’Sullivan Deputy Managing Director

Ruth is a specialist Early Years teacher with 19 years experience. She also has experience working across KS1 and KS2. She joined Off the Page in 2012 and serves as deputy managing director.

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Ian Agnew Teacher

Ian has five years experience teaching KS2 in Cambridgeshire schools. He joined Off the Page in 2016.

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Lizzie Barka Teacher

Lizzie has five years experience as a primary school teacher. She also has a background in theatre and continues to perform on stage. She joined Off the Page in 2011.

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Andrew Baron Teacher

Andrew has 16 years experience teaching primary and middle school, serving 12 of those years as a deputy head teacher. He joined Off the Page in 2015.

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Fiona Charlesworth Teacher

Fiona has 10 years experience teaching history and RE at both the primary and secondary level. She joined Off the Page full-time in 2016.

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Craig Hatfield Teacher

Craig spent seven years as a reception class teacher in the UK, including four years as head of Early Years. He joined Off the Page in 2014.

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Sue Langley Teacher

Sue has 12 years experience teaching in primary school. She started working with Off the Page in 2014 and joined the team full-time in 2015.

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Amanda Ling Teacher

Amanda has 23 years experience teaching drama, dance and theatre in schools. She is still active as a performer and teacher. She started working with Off the Page in 2013.

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David Lyness Teacher

Having previously worked in theatre, David served as a primary school teacher for 15 years, including 7 years as a deputy head. He joined Off the Page in 2017.

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Patrick Nielsen Teacher

Having started his career teaching English to foreign students, Patrick became a primary school teacher and has four years experience in the classroom. He joined Off the Page in 2016.

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Sheena Shaw Teacher

Sheena has five years experience as a primary school teacher. She also has a background teaching drama and continues to serve as a drama tutor. She joined Off the Page in 2008.

The Office Staff

These are the people you are likely to encounter if you contact us at Off The Page.

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Sue Cornwell Company Secretary

Sue handles the company’s finances and also manages our small fleet of vans. She helped found the company in 1996.

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Alison Thomson Deputy Managing Director

With a background in marketing, Alison serves as our chief administrator and office manager. She joined Off the Page in 2003.

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Cinnamon Bair Administrator

A former journalist and amateur historian, Cinnamon takes bookings, issues school packets and helps with historical research. She joined Off the Page in 2015.

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Rosemary Sharratt Finance

Rosemary is our finance whiz and handles all of our accounts. She's been involved with Off the Page for several years and became a member of staff in 2016.