Rachel Bastow


Training Team Manager


Rachel has been a teacher since graduating from university. She has taught spoken and written English, and business English, to native and non-native speakers around the world.

As Training Team Manager, Rachel oversees the trainers' professional development and helps the team prepare for workshops.

She delivers our full range of presentations and Getting to the point® workshops, from Baselines to Refreshers. She has worked with clients across Australia, including WA Office of the Auditor General, Financial Ombudsman Service Australia, Department of Premier and Cabinet NSW and the National Archives of Australia. 

Before joining the Foundation, Rachel worked extensively as a teacher trainer on the Cambridge CELTA course. She has also written and edited English language course books.

Professional qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (HBA Learning Centres)
  • Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (University of Cambridge)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Russian and Italian (University of Exeter)


 Our clients say

Rachel was delightful and engaging. She even made grammar fun.

Senior policy officer, government department

Rachel was dynamic, intelligent and knowledgeable. Pleasure to come to training.

Manager, justice agency