Offering Excellence in Education

Behind every student’s success is a team of talented educators. The Inspired Group scours the globe for the most experienced and dynamic teaching professionals who can demonstrate that they have what it takes to help make your child’s dreams come true.

The right people bring out the finest qualities in young learners, leading them to discover new interests and fostering the confidence they need to harness a bright future. From teaching assistants to senior leadership - we endeavour to ensure that, as an Inspired school, the underlying philosophy of IS Modena remains at the forefront of the student experience.

Governing Board

Nick is the Latin America and Europe Education Director for Inspired and is based in London. He joined Inspired after six years as Headteacher at Steyning Grammar School and was elected Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2019. He was named a National Leader of Education by the UK Department for Education and founded the Pavilion and Downs Teaching School Alliance.

Following a successful international career in investment banking (leading emerging European equity teams at US, UK and European investment banks, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and HSBC), Nick trained as a teacher at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 2004. An elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he was the winner of a UK National Teaching Award in 2007. Nick received an MA in Education Studies from the University of Sussex and is a board member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Association.

Nicholas Wergan, Global Education Director


Prior to joining Inspired Federica had a successful career in finance. After graduating from University of Parma, Italy with a degree in Economics she went on to complete Carphone Warehouse’s finance graduate training programme in London. After successfully graduating off the programme, she later joined ICAP, a leading markets operator, where she gained her CIMA qualification and held several senior finance roles. Federica moved back to Milan, Italy in 2011 where she worked for Laureate Education. She then joined Inspired in 2017 as the Head of Finance. Federica has quickly risen through Inspired, having been promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Italy in 2019, and then to Group Director of Finance and Operations in 2021. Before being promoted to CEO, Italy in 2022.

Federica Cravero, CEO Italy

Leadership Team

Paul Barrie principal

Paul Barrie

International School of Modena Principal

Michael Perry PYP

Michael Perry

Head of Primary & PYP Coordinator

Chiara Forti

MYP Coordinator

Caroline Searle

DP Coordinator

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