Meet The Team

Chris Phillips – Principal-Director-Tutor

I am the Principal and Director of The Cotswold Academy of Health and Beauty. The Academy has a proud history as a private training provider in the complimentary health sector for the last eighteen years.

One of my core beliefs at The Academy concerns training standards. I believe there is a real need to further raise and develop credibility in our industry, so that more clients can benefit from high professional standards. We can contribute to this by sharing our knowledge and working experiences with each other. This is the main drive behind my weekly evening groups; Supporting and Training Therapists (SATT groups).

The tutors that work with me here at the Academy share their wealth of experience  in the classroom to empower their students to become exceptional therapists in your chosen fields

I trained as a Massage and Sports Therapist in 2000 and have been developing my private practice from my home just outside Northleach in the Cotswolds ever since.  In 2006 I completed my Certificate in Further Education Teaching (CFET1) and I have been teaching Sports and Remedial Massage BTEC level 4 here at the Academy. I have a background of working with young troubled people and their families in a therapeutic setting, both as key worker and as a manager and supervising and training staff.

Melissa Bojar – Administrator

Annette Stoker – Tutor

I have been involved with Complementary Therapies Industry for a number of years and have been teaching for the past four years. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.

 Yvonne Lockhart – Tutor

After completing diplomas in Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage in 1999, I spent 5 years in a managerial role working on board Carnival Cruise Lines and then as a spa trainer at a 5 star hotel in the Cotswolds.  I now run my own successful practise dedicated to using only organic products and treatments and since taking up teaching in 2007, it has become my passion to give therapists the proper tools to exel in the field of holistic therapy.

I bring to the college a wealth of knowledge of working at all levels within the spa industry and excelling as a therapist, manager and trainer.  I am dedicated to providing my students with the highest level of education and knowledge needed to become a confident highly skilled professional.


Sally Earl – Tutor

With a wealth of experience in the beauty and complementary therapy industry, I am delighted to rejoin The Cotswold Academy of Health and Beauty to tutor the ITEC Beauty Therapy Level 2 course. My industry knowledge, high professional standards and over 15 years experience of teaching both ITEC and VTCT, are extremely well suited to The Academy’s setting and ethos.

Fully qualified in Level 2 & 3 Beauty Therapy Treatments, I specialise in Electrolysis, Massage and Anatomy and Physiology, maintaining a private client base and a keen interest in holistic/alternative therapies as well as teaching.

I taught at The Academy previously from 1998 to 2004, and have since worked for 7 years at Cirencester College as a Beauty Therapy Lecturer and Level 3 Course Leader. I also gained my Professional Diploma in Education during this time.

I aim to impart knowledge and expertise with my passion for the industry and my engaging teaching style. In the competitive beauty and complementary therapy, I strive to teach at the highest professional level in order to help my students to learn, progress and develop beyond their qualifications as therapists.