Our Team

How the Story Began…

Hetty Brown and Verity Jones began to work together as Bristol Gifted and Talented in 2016. This then became Bristol Achieve CIC in 2020.

More recently we have been joined by expert high ability mentor and experienced teacher Katie Thoburn.

We all have years of experience working with high ability students from Key Stage 1-5 and have a passion for ensuring all students have access to the best they can achieve.

Meet the Team

Hetty Brown is currently a teacher of English and Gifted and Talented Coordinator at St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol. Since graduating in English Literature and Language from Oxford University in 2001, Hetty has spent 17 years teaching in both the public and private sectors.

Dr Verity Jones is a widely respected educational consultant and advises the London Gifted and Talented scheme. She has worked for many years in the world of education specialising in outstanding teaching practice and enhancing learning for all students.

Katie Thoburn has 17 years teaching experience. She is a qualified History teacher and examiner and is now using this experience in the Heritage sector alongside tutoring. 

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