Meet The Team
Sharon Heaney – British Sign Language Centre Co-ordinator
Sharon joined the BSL Centre team as the Centre Administrator in October 2021. Sharon’s role of administrator also encompasses exams officer, finance and exam invigilator.
Thomas McWhinney – Tutor of BSL
A new addition to the team, Thomas has a Level 6 certificate from Andrea’s School of BSL and is teaching from BSL Levels 1 to 3. Thomas enjoys BSL storytelling and poetry, and loves to meet Deaf people from all over the world.
Stefano Stavrou – Tutor of BSL
Stefano has a Level 6 Certificate in BSL. He worked and gained a wealth of experience in teaching BSL and Deaf Awareness for over 6 years. Also, he has been very passionate about providing as much service and support to and for the deaf community, directly and indirectly, teaching BSL in various sectors, especially public services. He always loved to travel to other countries to learn about their backgrounds, cultures, history, and languages.
Liz Wadsworth – Tutor of BSL
Having studied and gained her Level 3 at Heathlands’ BSL Centre, Liz is very excited to be joining the team as a Level 1 tutor! She has spent the past ten years working in and with the Deaf Community, as a specialist teaching assistant, a care support worker and a communication support worker and brings those experiences with her to this new role. Liz is passionate about the joy to be found in life-long learning, both for herself and her students, and hopes she can share this with anyone who is taking their first steps into the world of learning BSL.