Our administration team are here to make your stay in Brighton as easy and enjoyable as possible by helping you before, during and after your course as required. We have a dedicated team of staff that organises everything in-house so that we can control the quality of our services.
Ali Passmore MA, BA Head of Accommodation and Welfare
Ali is Head of the Accommodation and Welfare Department here at ELC Brighton. She joined in 2010. Ali is originally from Johannesburg but studied in the US for 3 years before coming to live in England in 1999. Before joining ELC she worked for a school in London. She loves travelling and playing squash.
Jessica Vaughan-Milanta BA (Hons) Accommodation and Welfare Officer
Jess works with Ali in the Accommodation and Welfare Department. She joined ELC in 2017, having previously worked in other administration roles. Jess studied Fine Art at university and has a beer label design in circulation. She enjoys visiting galleries and in her spare time continues her art practice.
Jenna Sinclair BA Social Activities Organiser
Jenna is responsible for the social programme at ELC. She joined us in 2014 on her return from travelling and doing volunteer work abroad. She has previous experience of leading and organising activities at another school in Brighton, and in Spain, and has also taught English to speakers of other languages. She loves surfing and cooking.
Cali Coquet-Steere BA (Hons), PGCE, Cert TESOL Administration Assistant
Cali is responsible for the administration of group bookings and also supports the CEO with administration. She originally joined ELC in 2007 as Academic Secretary but took a couple of years out to study for a PGCE in maths teaching. Cali's first degree was joint in Ancient History and Archaeology / Hispanic studies. She speaks fluent Spanish, upper-intermediate Galician and pre-intermediate Basque. Amongst her many pastimes, she is a keen archer.
Silvia Berástegui BA Enrolment Officer
Silvia is responsible for enrolments including all documentation before and after arrival. Originally from Spain, Silvia joined ELC in 2017 having worked for another language school in Brighton. She has a love for cooking, travelling and practising martial arts.
Julia Sandiford BA Sales & Marketing Administrator
Julia is responsible for all bookings and enquiries and will usually be your first point of contact. Julia joined ELC in 2006 having previously run her own business for many years. Julia is also a host family for ELC. Julia has a degree in graphic design and in her spare time loves visiting historical places and art galleries. She is also a keen gardener and cook.
Connor FitzPatrick BA (Hons) Digital Marketing Officer
Originally from Zimbabwe, Connor joined us in 2016 and is responsible for the digital marketing here at ELC. He has a background in Fine Art and Design and has previously built and managed several websites for local artists and businesses. Apart from a keen interest in music, Connor spends his free time continuing his art practice.
Benita Rudkin AAT Finance Officer
Benita is reponsible for the day-to-day running of the Accounts Department, overseeing both our schools - ELC Brighton and Eastbourne School of English. She joined ELC in 2015 after many years' finance experience in other companies in Brighton. In her free time she enjoys travelling.
Sam Woods MAAT Accounts Administrator
Sam works in the Accounts Department. He joined us in 2015 following a number of Accounts and Sales roles. Sam studied for a Higher Diploma in Modern Music at Brighton Institute of Modern Music and has kept up his love of drumming ever since. He is also a keen photographer.
Phil Steere Buildings Manager
Phil is responsible for the maintenance of the school buildings and for Health & Safety at ELC. He joined ELC in 2010 having previously worked for other companies in London & Brighton. He studied lead guitar at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and is also a keen photographer.