Helena Waddelove, Tutor and Centre Coordinator
Helena graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA in History and Archaeology and then
decided to take the step into teaching, graduating with a PGCE from the University of Chester. Since
then, she has worked in both local Catholic and non-Catholic primary schools. Helena was home
educated until the age of 16 before completing her A-Levels at a local school. With her background
Helena fully understands the ethos behind home education and believes that it has been essential in
forming her into the Catholic she is today. In her spare time Helena enjoys visiting National Trust
properties and having afternoon tea. She also has two adorable nephews and a niece and loves
spending time with her growing family.
“I am so excited to be joining the Regina Caeli Academy team and feel very privileged to be given
the opportunity to bring the Academy to the North-West of England and create a culture of learning in a strong Catholic environment.”
Pippa Curran, Tutor
Pippa is from Warrington and St Mary’s Shrine is her home parish. She is very involved with the young adults group at St Mary’s and it was at the first of these meetings that her eyes were opened to the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith. She coaches at her local rowing club and has worked with children at various sporting charities since 2018. Pippa is excited to support families in passing on the love of Faith and virtue and facilitating a truly Catholic education.
Demetri Newman-Brown, Centre Assistant
Demetri is from Manchester and is now living in Warrington. He has worked as an Office Administrator in a Catholic-run business, and as a Teaching Assistant, following the completion of his A-Levels in 2020. He is actively involved at St Mary’s Shrine in Warrington and enjoys the Liturgical arts, History and reading. He is excited to further enrich the Catholic community and is looking forward to meeting new families!
Dr. Michael Seymour
Michael is a Professor of Particle Physics, and has 30 years' experience in university education and research in the UK, Sweden and Switzerland, a degree in theoretical physics from Churchill College, Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is married to Aileen, with three teenage children, whom they have been home educating for ten years.
Aileen received her PGCE from Oxford University and has many years' experience of teaching at secondary level, including as Head of Chemistry and of the Gifted and More Able Programme in a large UK school. In her role as Head of Science in the British section of a Swiss international school, she experienced the growth of a new school from its first intake through to their successful IGCSEs and also qualified as an International Baccalaureate teacher and assessor.