Teaching staff

We are a team of experienced geography teachers, each with a close association with East London.

Hayley Peacock

Hayley is a teacher with a PhD in Geography from Queen Mary, University of London. She has experience teaching geography to pupils from under-represented backgrounds as part of a scheme that places PhD students into schools. Hayley taught qualitative research methods to geography students at Queen Mary, from first year undergraduates to postgraduates. She is currently a Geography teacher at an independent girls' school.

Brian Farrer

Brain has been a successful teacher of Geography, Head of Geography and Assistant Headteacher for many years in London secondary schools. He also has experience as an examiner of Geography GCSE. He lives in East London and is excited by the challenges facing this interesting urban area, which is undergoing great change.

Carlo Roberts

Carlo taught classroom geography in various London schools from 1991-2004 and also taught PE. One of his roles was to ensure pupils with challenging behaviour had the best possible chances to achieve. From 2007-2010 he worked in Hackney as the Schools and Youth Officer for the Olympic and Paralympic Unit and, since 2010, has been running urban fieldwork in East London.

John Widdowson

Born and bred in East London, John has spent his whole teaching career in the area. However, his horizons stretch a bit further than Bow Bells and Hackney Marshes! He has written several textbooks and contributed to some important geography projects, including the Geographical Association’s KS3 and GCSE Toolkits. He started running geography programmes around the Olympic Park in 2009.