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.

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

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.

Joanne Wilberforce – Teacher of English

Hailing from Stratford-upon-Avon, Joanne Wilberforce grew up on a regular dose of Shakespeare which kindled a love of literature from an early age.  She studied Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge, before embarking on a PhD in comparative literature at UCL.  Literature has taken her all over the world: teaching English at the Sorbonne and at an international school in Andalucía, and twice presenting at conferences on Samuel Beckett in New York.  She has recently published on the idea of texts as textiles in a book called Matters of Time. To offset being baffled by lots of avant-garde theatre, she also enjoys attempting yoga and discovering the latest wacky art exhibition.

Arend Koeditz – Teacher of Music

Having grown up in a German-speaking family in Scotland, Arend has been interested in the importance of cultural expression from a young age. The specialist environments of St Mary’s Music School, Oxford University, and the Royal Academy of Music allowed him to explore this through the study of music from both academic and practical perspectives. Following his studies, he completed his teacher training through the Teach First programme in an East London comprehensive school. Besides teaching music at Harris Westminster, Arend is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Leadership at UCL. As a cellist, he enjoys playing in a wide range of ensembles, but is particularly passionate about chamber music and the 20th century string quartet.

Flora Medlicott –Teacher of Music

Flora is a Music teacher and jazz singer with a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a PGCE in Secondary Music from Goldsmith’s University and a BA Hons in Philosophy from Bristol University. As well as teaching Music and running the extra-curricular music programme at HWSF, Flora is also the senior jazz fellow at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as a music teacher in the junior department.  Flora balances her teaching with a busy performing career, both as a jazz soloist and as a soprano with two London-based jazz ensembles: the London Vocal Project (LVP) and the a cappella quartet Silk Street Singers.