Poppy Dundas, Head of Elective & Homeschooling
Poppy joined Keystone in January 2017 as the Office Manager before becoming one of our Client Managers. She is now Head of Elective and Homeschooling.
Poppy studied at Leeds University, graduating with a degree in History of Art in 2014. She previously worked as a teaching assistant at Thomas's Prep School in Fulham, helping her gain experience of the London education system.
Poppy heads up the homeschooling programmes at Keystone, looking after the students and co-ordinating timetables. She also is head of Keystone Elective, helping academic leaders at schools explore which Elective offerings might suit best and providing ongoing support once sessions begin. Alongside this, she runs our Revision Courses which take place throughout the year.
Ed Richardson, Managing Director
Ed read Zoology at St. Andrews University before completing a Secondary Science PGCE at Oxford University. He has since undertaken a Masters in Teaching and Learning at Oxford too. Prior to joining Keystone, he taught all three sciences to GCSE as well as A Level Biology at an outstanding state comprehensive academy in Oxfordshire.
As our Director of Education, Ed is primarily responsible for leading our client management team, the tutor recruitment process and generally overseeing our employed tutors' professional development. Ed also advises our families on a wide range of educational issues; he has particular experience with schools and university advice as well as home-schooling.
More broadly, Ed firmly believes that providing tutors with the appropriate levels of training better equips them to support the individual needs of their students. He recognises the value of educational literature and spends time researching current publications, in particular the nature of personalised learning and its benefit to students of all abilities. Outside of Keystone Ed is a Trustee for the Temple Grove Schools Trust and speaks for The Parent Company at a range of different companies on ‘The Importance of Parents in a Child’s Attainment’ and ‘The British Education System’.
Holly Hewitt, Courses, Elective & Homeschooling Manager
Holly joined the Keystone Team as the Education Administrator in September 2022 and became our Courses, Elective & Homeschooling Manager in January 2024. She studied at Bristol University, graduating with a degree in Childhood Studies.
Holly’s degree allowed her to develop a holistic understanding of childhood, with a particular emphasis on Education and Psychology. Holly collaborates closely with Poppy, the Head of Elective & Homeschooling, to ensure effective delivery of our Courses, Elective and Homeschooling offerings.
You can book a free consultation with our homeschooling team at this link or contact us via the website here.