Who we are
CMO is here to assist, encourage and support you, wherever you are using the Callan Method to teach English in a quarter of the time.
Our offices are based in picturesque Grantchester and in the heart of busy London. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have an enquiry or require any assistance.
Alison JonesInternational Development Managerx
My first teaching job in the Callan world was in Italy, in 1984. Since then, I’ve taught with the Method in various countries, I’ve been a teacher trainer at Callan School London, and I’ve also run training courses in schools all over the world. Luckily, travelling is my passion (along with Manchester United of course)! Nowadays, my main role is to help schools maintain quality control through training and other support.
Gavin BestInternational Development Managerx
I started out as a teacher at Callan School London back in 1997, and since 2004 I’ve been training people all over the world to teach with the Method. I’m involved in assessing schools as part of their application for Callan Accreditation, and I was also part of the team that produced the new edition of the Callan Method books. Outside work, I’m a long-suffering Charlton Athletic fan, and if I’m not watching football then you can probably find me at the cinema.
Carrie BowersPublishing and Schools Coordinatorx
Isabel BrookBusiness Development - Callan for Kidsx
I joined the Callan team in Grantchester in 2012 and have recently taken on a new role as Business Development Executive, specifically focussing on Callan for Kids. I’ve worked closely with lots of our schools during the Accreditation process over the years, and am looking forward to continuing to work closely with them in my new role. Outside of work I enjoy reading crime fiction, cooking (especially baking) and pottery.
Duncan McLeayHead of Product Developmentx
I’ve worked with the Callan Method since the late 1980s, both as a teacher and teacher-trainer. More recently, alongside extensive freelance writing work for Oxford University Press, I’ve headed up the revision of all the Callan Method stages, written Callan for Business and the Callan Method Teacher’s Guide, and I’m now busy developing more new and exciting Callan products. When I’m not working, I’m normally out enjoying life in London or playing my beloved 70s Fender Stratocaster.