Pat Deacon-Jones

Patricia is dedicated to enabling students to achieve and excel, growing in confidence as expressive communicators, enriching them for the future

Training delivered to children, and to professionals: actors, teachers, doctors, instructors, journalists, broadcasters, clergy and management personnel

Students have comprised many different nationalities throughout her career – all ages and at all stages

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Trained as professional actor and teacher at the New College of Speech and Drama, London

One of only six students selected to specialise in Voice and Speech, with Greta Colson

Enrolled with Open University, gaining First Class Honours Degree

Head of Voice at Phildene Stage School, London

Lecturer in Voice and Speech for the Church Army, Greenwich

Taught Speech and Drama at leading independent schools in London

Ran own Speech and Drama studio, ‘Stages’, for over 25 years in London

Nominated as most successful drama teacher in London and the South: invitation for inclusion in Burke’s Professional Register

Awarded ‘Teacher’s Trophy’ for several years at Festivals

‘Teacher Tribute’ Certificate from Stanford University, USA

Has run own Speech and Drama studio in Gloucestershire since 2000

Examiner for LAMDA for 25 years

Examiner for the English Speaking Board for over 25 years

Teaching at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in Gloucestershire since 1999

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Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Checked

Nancy Carroll

Winner of Olivier Award for Best Actress (National Theatre)

Extensive career in theatre, film and television.

Henry Phillips

Henry Phillips

Called to the Bar in 2008.

Substantial, highly successful experience in international high-value commercial disputes.

Jacquetta Blacker

Jacquetta Blacker
Associate Professor

An Award-winning educator.

Assistant Professor & Senior Consultant in Psychiatry at University of Minnesota.

Dr. Rhian Salmon
Associate Professor

Centre for Science in Society, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Promotes communication between scientists and range of public audiences globally

Leo Edward

Leo Edward

Lively, experienced broadcaster of Drivetime and music shows on regional radio.

Specialised in Radio Production at the University of Kent at Canterbury

Alice Bonifacio
Actress/Director, known for Dumbo, The Call and Doctors.
Musician, Writer and Composer. MSc Graduate in Global Energy and Climate Policy. Executive with Keep Britain Tidy.


Rhian Salmon Associate Professor

"My speech and drama teaching with Pat helped build my public speaking skills and overall confidence that set me up throughout my career as student, scientist, public speaker, science communicator, academic and teacher. I also really enjoyed the experience and developed a life-long love and appreciation of drama and the arts"

Henry Phillips Barrister

"The speech and drama lessons you gave me as a child have been hugely valuable. I credit them for making me enjoy public speaking, and they probably in some way influenced my decision to take an English degree"

Jacquetta Blacker Associate Professor

"You are a wonderful teacher. I regularly think about how much I use my drama and public speaking training in my day-to-day work, as well as at national and international conferences. I am currently the Program Director of a Psychiatry Training Programme and regularly give lectures and seminars"

Angelina Pan University Student

"Thank you so much for everything in these seven years. You are always so kind to me. I enjoyed every moment with you in our lessons. Thank you for being that important person in my life and helping me such a lot with my acting and English speaking"