Sheila Datoo, Academic Co-ordinator

Having always had a passion for Art and Design, Sheila attended Winchester School of Art to complete a foundation year. As a lover of learning, Sheila also completed a number of travel qualifications resulting in her working for the Travel Editor of the Telegraph for a period of time. She then graduated from Chichester University with a BA Hons in Primary Education specialising in Early Years education. Whilst still a student Sheila began to work with a number of children’s drama schools. This gave her the perfect opportunity to bring together her love of teaching and her creative flair.  

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‘I really do believe that children can be engaged to learn anything if the teaching environment and delivery is creative and stimulating. Art and Drama are two fantastic vehicles to help children develop, but there is a whole world of multi-sensory opportunities out there that can encourage a child’s confidence, build their self-esteem and help them develop both physically and emotionally. To me, providing those opportunities is what teaching is all about.’

Sheila has worked both in the state and private sectors of education and has taught all years from Reception through to Year 6, including SATs tuition. She has a particular passion for phonics and is familiar with the new National Curriculum and the seven areas of learning within the Early Years.

Sheila, a local Sussex girl (having lived in Haywards Heath for more than 30 years), loves to explore the world and visit her family in Dubai and Kenya.  As family is important to her, Sheila enjoys spending time at home with her nieces, nephew and goddaughters. 

If you'd like to contact Sheila directly to talk about private tuition for your child, she can be emailed at or by phone on 07980 565 632.