Arts & Literature

Charlotte Fox - Head of Arts & Literature Faculty

Charlotte Fox joined Harris Westminster Sixth Form as a teacher of English. Ms Fox read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and has pursued her love of literature by teaching English in schools in Paris and London. She has completed a research project on the educational provision for individuals with autism in the USA and is currently disseminating her findings and publishing articles. She is also a keen sports fan and dreams of commentating on Radio 5 Live.

Hania Stella-Sawicka - Teacher of Art

Hania Stella-Sawicka trained at the Royal College of Art and has been making work and exhibiting as a practising artist in the years since. She has always been fascinated by how we learn from visual and material culture and enjoys offering Harris Westminster students an insight into contemporary art in London. She has come to teaching bringing a range of experience in the field, working with creative studios, designers and galleries.

Lizzie Skeaping - Teacher of History of Art and History

Lizzie Skeaping teaches History and History of Art at Harris Westminster. She studied History and Culture at the University of Warwick, specialising in Renaissance Italian art and modern Irish history. Before joining Harris Westminster, she taught at The National Archives, home to some of the UK's most iconic historical records, and completed a Masters in Museums and Galleries in Education. Her fascination with different lives and cultures prompted her to teach abroad in Vietnam and Spain. She enjoys sport and dreams of playing cricket for England.

Charlotte Amey – Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Charlotte Amey is a French and Spanish teacher at HWSF. She read French and Spanish at the University of Leeds and has since lived in France, Spain and Argentina, where she taught English at Lyon 3 University and later worked in marketing. Her main hobby is theatre directing: she spends her summer holidays working with the theatre company she founded, Lingua Franca Theatre, to make classic foreign language plays more accessible to students of French and Spanish. She enjoys helping HWSF students explore language and literature in creative ways both during language lessons and in the drama workshops she leads.

Sophia Bellaoui – Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Sophia Bellaoui grew up in Paris speaking Spanish at home. She did a Bachelor's degree in English Studies and Translation, and a two-year course in Film Studies at the Sorbonne. She then moved to England and worked as a translator in the film industry. In 2008 she did a PGCE and has since taught in a grammar school in Surrey and in an international school in Vietnam. She is passionate about teaching and deems the study of a language and its culture a wonderful way for students to further their understanding of the world and expand their minds. Always fascinated by exotic lands, she has lived in the Bahamas and Thailand, and has recently undertaken an eight-month trip from India to the South Pacific.

Meredith Kerr - Teacher of English
Head of Somerville House

Meredith Kerr is a teacher of English Literature at Harris Westminster. Miss Kerr read Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Oxford & then went on to join Teach First for two arduous, though rewarding, years. With the full weight of a classical undergraduate course behind her, she loves finding intertextual clues in literature and watching Greek Tragedy reinvented on stage. Aside from, or perhaps in connection with, this she has an especial fondness for theatre and how acting can bring out the orator in all of us. As well as Classics, English Literature and teaching, she enjoys film, writing and the ever evolving art of looking knowledgable at modern art galleries.

Ilona Motyer - Teacher of English

Ilona Motyer's love of literature stems from her enchantment with language and the desire to inhabit new perspectives. After graduating with a BA in English from the University of Cambridge she went on to teach at a Bluecoat school in Sussex. More recently she completed an MSc in Medical Humanities and has developed her knowledge of higher education and career development through working as a headhunter for the public sector. As a native Londoner she loves the city, but is also an avid hill walker and river swimmer, and hopes one day to own a brightly coloured camper van.