Concord

welcomes four new teachers to the team in September

Thursday September 10, 2020

It was a warm welcome to Concord for four teachers, including one familiar face, at the start of term. The new teaching staff includes the return of a former colleague who completed a two year contract at Concord’s school in Shanghai. Mr Stephen Williams who started at Concord College in 2002 has returned to teach economics and become an Assistant Boarding Parent. Of his return, he said today: “I am very happy to be able to return to Concord College UK after two years as head of economics at Shanghai Concord Bilingual School (SCBS). “I feel I successfully completed the attachment to SCBS and witnessed the emergence of what is likely to prove a first-class school in the years to come.” Mr Nicholas Bryars, who has joined Acton Burnell-based Concord College also as an economics teacher, spent seven years qualifying as a barrister and working as a solicitor’s agent prior to entering teaching 18 years’ ago. He said: “I am very happy to be in this new job; it will be an exciting challenge.” Mr Bryars is a qualified cricket coach and has written for the Oxford University Press on the history of sport. Mr Bart Wargos, who has joined Concord as a physics teacher, worked in the automotive industry prior to teaching and has a range of driving licence categories, from motorbikes to coaches. He worked with engineering applications involving cars and commercial vehicles having qualifications that include Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) MOT tester to DAF technical training. “I always invest my free time in investigating physics phenomena in the processes around us,” said Mr Wargos who has had an all-time passion for physics. He added: “I am absolutely thrilled with this fantastic opportunity to be representing such as prestigious institution as Concord College and having a unique privilege of joining a truly outstanding physics team.” The fourth new recruit is Mrs Hilary Mott, who comes from Pulverbatch and is taking up a position of biology teacher. She has spent nine years as a biology teacher at Cheltenham Ladies’ College, most recently as acting head of biology. Mrs Mott also has extensive experience of running CLG’s Medical Society and mentoring prospective medicine and dentistry students. She said: “I am very excited to be joining Concord and I am looking forward to teaching all of my students biology, whether online or in person.” Said Principal Neil Hawkins: “I am delighted to welcome such a talented and committed group of colleagues to the Concord team. “Steve Williams’s return from Concord Shanghai reinforces the strength of core values of rigour kindness and creativity in the global Concord family. “I am sure we will all have much to learn from his experiences at SCBS.” Pictured clockwise from left: Mr Stephen Williams, Mr Bart Wargos, Mrs Hilary Mott, Mr Nicholas Bryant.