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Andy / Jane A Guest Teachers

Yorkshire, UK
Ski Instructors

Please accept this as a joint application for Andy Guest & Jane Guest

After lengthy and wide ranging teaching careers it has always been a long planned aim to retire from the teaching ‘chalkface’ early to pursue our love of skiing and travelling.

We have both always been involved in outdoor work and education, be it on the river, sea, mountain or ski slopes.

Andy formally as a Director of Sport and Head of Department has always been heavily involved in competing, coaching, teaching and coordination of sports programs with pupils, colleagues in schools and alongside external organisations. This has been done successfully over two UK schools with success at both domestic and international level.

Jane, although principally a maths teacher, has spent years promoting the outdoor world in the guise of the Duke of Edinburgh program and other school based initiatives, taking a lead role in Outdoor Education for entire year group cohorts. In addition Jane was heavily involved in the pastoral aspects of the school being a Head of Year for over 15 years, supporting cohorts of 100+ teenagers with their academic, organisational skills and looking after their welfare.

Key to these various roles has been an ability to build an enthusiastic atmosphere within a team of colleagues and students; developing  a passion to pass on knowledge and expose pupils to a wide variety of experiences that both challenge and encourage individuals to explore routes to really push and harness their personal characteristics.

In terms of skiing, we have both worked for the UK company Ski Astons for over 30 years. As a school ski specialist provider the majority of trips have run during our school holidays, enabling us to follow a passion for skiing, whilst still working full time as teachers. We have both worked as ski party leader running over 50 school trips for our own schools but also, instructing, resort repping and Andy as senior instructor, all roles giving us extensions of experiences of the ski industry from both sides of the fence.

The majority of our experience has been in Austria, principally in the Zillertal valley, Zell am See and the Wilderkaiser regions. Andy initially qualified through a formal extensive Austrian Ski School qualification in 1989, using this ticket until converting to the American  system in 2011 PSIA 1 and in 2017 PSIA 2. In addition Andy has attended Ski Astons training clinic weeks held every year in October in Stubai, Austria. One aim over the 2023-24 season would be to take my  PSIA level 3 or equivalent.

Jane qualified as a Alpine ski leader in 1995. ( This qualification was designed for teacher and youth leaders to take student skiing outside of formal lessons. With the aim to build on the skills they had covered as an extension of their lessons.)  Although not initially working  directly as an instructor, through the role of a teacher on school trips or as a ski representative for Ski Astons, she gained a vast bank of experience as a trouble shooter to get pupils who were falling behind back up to the level of the group and skiing and safely managing  pupils whilst not in lessons. With the planned retirement from being a maths teacher, she has now formalised  this by achieving her ski instructors qualification PSIA level 1 and has worked the 2022-23 season as an instructor in her own right.

Her main involvement as a ski rep has been the coordination of the various ski groups in the valley liaising with party leaders, senior ski instructors, hoteliers and the implementation of the apres ski program for large groups.

Work considerations

Instructing skiing

Chalet work

Resort repping




Curriculum Vitae

Name: Andy Guest

Title: Mr

Date of Birth 21 Mar 1966

Status: Married to Jane Lesley Guest (Aug 1990)

Address: 8 Whitehouse Wynd

West Rounton


North Yorkshire


United Kingdom

Passport: British

Driving: Full UK Driving Licence, no penalty points; also able to drive minibus and    experience trailer driver.



Anwarterprufung  – Austrian Ski school 1988

PSIA Level 1 October 2011 Alpine Ski Instructor

Child specialist 1 October 2011

PSIA Level 2 Award –   2017

Outdoor First Aid course Jan 2023 – current

Safeguarding refresher course March 2023 – current.

Food handling  Level 2  2021



University: Degree in Mathematics, 2:2 BEd (Hons), St Paul & St Mary’s College, Cheltenham 1988

School: A levels; Economics Geography,  Design General Studies – Etwall  School, Derbyshire

O levels: Maths, Human Biology, Eng Lit, Eng Lang, Geography, History, Woodwork Technical drawing Art .


Current & Previous Employment:

2017 – Current Director of Rowing & A level PE , Yarm School, TS15 9EJ, UK

1990 – Current Ski Trip Coordinator facilitating ski trips to Europe for 30-40 children. 50+ trips

2002 – 2017 Director of Sport Yarm school (3-18)

1992 – 2001 Head of Physical Education King’s School, Worcester, UK

1988 – 1991 Teacher of Physical Education  King’s School, Worcester, UK

1985- Current Employed during winter holiday periods by Ski Astons.  Role Lead Ski instructor  within a

resort, coordination of the ski and apres ski  program liaising with hotel staff clients and in         resort rep.

Hobbies Rowing coach working with crews and individuals  at both domestic and international level.

Canoeing   Senior instruction  (  New level 3 ) not current.  British team 1986 -1995.  Flat and down river racing.

Skiing (Alpine)

Sailing & Windsurfing (RYA level 2 qualified dinghy sailing + power boat)

Walking &  Gardening.


Curriculum Vitae

Name: Jane Lesley Guest

Title: Mrs

Date of Birth 07 Jan 1968

Status: Married to Andrew Ian Guest (Aug 1990)

Address: 8 Whitehouse Wynd

West Rounton


North Yorkshire


United Kingdom

Passport: British

Driving: Full UK Driving Licence, no penalty points; also able to drive minibus


Skiing PSIA Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor Award –  October 2022 – current

(Northern Rocky Mountain Division)

Ski Course Organisor 1& 2 course 1992 – current

Alpine Ski Leader course 1995

Outdoor First Aid course Jan 2023 – current

Safeguarding refresher course March 2023 – current


University: Degree in Mathematics, 2:1 BEd (Hons), St Paul & St Mary’s College, Cheltenham 1990

School: A levels; Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Studies – Idsall School, Shropshire

O levels: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Eng Lit, Eng Lang, French, Economics, Geography, General Studies


Current & Previous Employment:

2002 – current Teacher of Mathematics, Yarm School, TS15 9EJ, UK  IGCSE & A level

2002 – current Outdoor Education Team member to facilitate education beyond the classroom including coordinator Year Group adventure training weeks (100+ pupils) as well as smaller bespoke camping /walking trips and group expeditions in UK and Europe

2002 – current Ski Trip Coordinator (2nd i/c) facilitating ski trips to Europe for 30-40 children

2015 – current Ski Resort Rep Ski Astons (Austria) assisting multiple schools peak week, as resort assistant manager

2007 – 2021 Head of Year Pastoral i/c 10 colleagues +110 pupils each year; Yarm School

2010 – 2023 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme Manager, Yarm School

2010 – current Trip Leader: Sailing & Watersports Venture (Greece)

2007 – current Assistant as member of staff on school trips abroad (France (climbing); Peru (culture and trekking and whitewater rafting) Vietnam (culture, history & activities); Germany (expeditions)

1999-2001 Teacher of Mathematics and Computing, King’s School, Worcester, UK

1990 – 1999 Teacher of Mathematics, Computing and assistant outdoor education training,

Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester, UK

1989 ( College vacation work) Personal Assistant Civil Service Royal Air Force Cosford

1988 (College vacation work) BUNAC camp leader, childrens’ residential activity camp, Pennsylvania, USA

Hobbies Skiing (Alpine); Sailing & Windsurfing (RYA level 2 qualified dinghy sailing) Walking &  Gardening


References for both

Dr Huw Williams


Yarm school.

The Friarage,

The spatial


TS15 9EJ

+441642 786023



Marty Halford

Ski Astons



Worcester WR5 3 HR