English as an Additional Language Department


Mr Charles Berkley, BA
Head of EAL
Teacher of History

Mr Berkley runs the EAL department having previously taught in Italy and South Korea for the British Council.  As well as having an affinity for teaching the IELTS preparation course, Mr Berkley is also a keen proponent of phonology and helping students to fine tune their pronunciation.


Mr Bruce Clements, BA, MPhil, DipRSA
Teacher of EAL, Religion & Philosophy

Mr Clements has been teaching at Brentwood since 2007 and was the Head of Religious Studies from September 2007 to December 2016; before transferring to the EAL department. After graduating from Belfast and Cambridge, Mr Clements taught in Budapest for three years where he attained the RSA Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELTA) before returning to the UK. He has taught IB Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy and World Religions as well as GCSE and A level RS and also has significant experience in KS3 English. In 2015, his department won a coveted ‘Good Schools Guide’ award. He is also a member of the Combined Cadet Force (Royal Navy) and has previously held commissions in both the CCF Army and Royal Navy.


Ms Kathleen North
Teacher of German, French and EAL