IH Manchester Directors
academic team

Our Story

International House Manchester has four Directors, Katie Hayes, Peter Hayes, Michael Brennan and John Glew-O’Leary.

Pete and Katie taught English. They met in Verona, Italy. They taught together at the Bell School, Prague. They decided to get married there, which was nice. From there they moved to teach in Italy, Canterbury, Oxford and Cheltenham. Finally settling in Gloucester. Katie started to work in a bank, Pete became a Director of Studies.

All with our different skills and specialities, working together to make IH Manchester work best for its students. We all care very much about our school, so tell us if you want us to know anything at all to help make it better.

How to Find Us

The 5th floor of Arthur House is our home. You can find us very easily, we are just a short 2 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens.

Arthur House, 5th Floor, 13-15 Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3FH.

Our contact details remain the same:
Head Office
Tel: 01452 619 021
email: emma@ihmanchester.com


Meet our team of dedicated staff

Peter Hayes, IH Manchester Director

Director, Marketing

"I'm always struck by the resilience and the innovation demonstrated by all my colleagues. But, I'm particularly proud of how our academic team pioneer brand new digital ways of teaching, especially during the last 18 months."

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Director, School Principal

“My favourite part of my job is the people. It’s great meeting new people from around the world and seeing them progress with their language. “

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Director, School Registrar

"This is the best job I've ever had, working with the best people. I love helping people achieve their goals."

Mick Brennan international house manchester

Director, Football

“ I love being a part of our students and players journey as they grow and learn. Seeing the success stories we have from current and past students makes all the work we do so rewarding. It’s great to be a part of that."

Marie Pepper international house manchester

Director of Studies

“I love being part of the IH Manchester family and having the opportunity to help so many students as they progress along their English language learning journey. “

joseph international house manchester

Director of Studies

“I love working at IH Manchester, the Team is so supportive and work really well together to make a happy school environment.”

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Accommodation and Welfare

"Working at IH Manchester means that we get to experience other cultures and meet new people all the time, without the need to travel! It is great to get to know students and see their confidence and English improve with time!"

Declan Casey


"Everyone that works here is like-minded, and working doesn’t feel too much like work! I love the opportunity here to improve and use my language skills."

Sophie Hayes

Digital Marketing Assistant

"I love working with the Team at IH Manchester! I enjoy working closely with Emma on our Social Media and Marketing posts to make them as informative and helpful as possible!"

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Marketing Manager

"The best thing about my job is helping people! I am lucky enough work with agents and students from all over the world. I love being part of the IH Manchester team, it is a special place to work."

Alice Stoner

Social Media and Marketing Assistant

" I like meeting all the students and getting to know them on the weekly social activity."