Chris is an education specialist as well as a qualified ESOL teacher. He has worked primarily with child workers in Venezuela and Syrian children trapped in the exploitation cycle in the Middle East. He is currently based in Italy completing his Master’s in Education Management and Social Pedagogy. Chris believes that language learning is a fundamental step in bridging differences and bringing people closer together. He directs the development of Springboard Academy’s ESOL curriculum, convinced it will pave the way for young newly arrived children in the UK to become fully engaged members of their new communities and learning environments.