Holiday Academy Team

ruth Peel

Ruth Peel Holiday Academy Founder/opera singer Ruth has lived in NW London for years but only since she became a Mum has she understood exactly how amazing the resources are for children in this area. Holiday Academy aims to be an outstanding resource! Ruth has run the Singsong sessions at Kentish Town Farm for under 5s from March 2010. She is also on the management committee for Auden Place Community Nursery, Primrose Hill. Safeguarding Officer, H&S Officer, First Aid, Fire warden.

Ayo Oyelami – Staff Holiday Academy

Ayo Oyelami Diploma in Theatre Arts, Session leader at WAC, Hampstead, and SEN 1:1 assistant teacher in a SW London primary school

Kathy Hulme

Kathy Hulme Music Diploma in Kodaly Pedagogy, Certificate in Music Workshop Skills, BA (Hons) Drawing and Painting, Artists in Schools Diploma, teaches music across London

Lisa Panther

Lisa Panther Gold Award Sing Up! Music Specialist at Pakeman Primary School, Vocal coach and SEN trained, professional singer and musician


Michael Park Professional Actor/Singer and teacher, speaker and course leader in the educational sector. Runs a leading management company supplying schools all over the country with the very best performing arts teachers, and ‘West End in?’ Summer school.

Monica Dhinn

Monica Dhinn Street dance Btec National Diploma in Performing Arts, Philip Lawrence Award 2001, Young Londoner of the Year Award 2001 Winner. Created Dance group 20/20 against Knife crime

Laurax Carle

Laura X Carlé  Pgdip Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Profesor Nacional de Escultura, Equivalent to a British Bachelor Degree, She works as a freelance Artist Educator running workshops for families, schools and community groups in major Art Galleries and art organisations across UK including the Tates, South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery

kate Palmer

Kate Palmer Montessori Diploma NVQ Level 4, First Aid, Safeguarding, runs her own Montessori Nursery term time at Bluebells in Battersea. Kate is having a baby in August!

harry Benfield

Harry Benfield Sports NVQ Level 2, finishing degree, volunteer coach at Hampstead Football Club

barbara Franks

Barbara Franks Montessori Diploma_NVQ Level 3, First Aid, Safeguarding, Art training