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A Warm Act Fast Welcome

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Kathy

Inclusion & Family Liaison 

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Hi my name is Kathy. 

I started working in education in the EYFS Early Years, but then progressed to working with children from 2-18 with my roles within the Local Authority. 

 I have worked in the Complex Behaviour Team, and then Education Inclusion, supporting young people and their families in their education journey. I also worked with the Young Carer’s Team on a 9-month secondment. 

In my spare time I walk my energetic dog Kippa who likes to share my cups of tea and be known as Mr Kips, and I enjoy horse riding lessons -my current target is to stay on the horse for the entirety of the lesson.!!

I also became a Grandma in June last year! 

I am looking forward to working with and being part of the Act Fast team and getting to know both the staff and pupils. 

Sue

Inclusion Administrator

"Hi, my name is Sue. I have worked in administration for many years in different sectors. I also have a lot of experience working in the care sector, having worked with a variety of clients, all with very different needs over the years. I spent 7 years at a SEN school, working as a Teaching Assistant and then later as an Educational Health Care Assistant, providing educational and medical support to the more complex students. 

Following my time working at school, I went to work at a friend's Construction company and was the Director's PA and looked after the accounts and admin. Working with children is where my heart lies, so when I was made redundant, I was lucky enough to come to work at Act Fast. I am happy here; the students and staff have been very welcoming. I am looking forward to the future here and to being a part of the school's exciting journey!  

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Jon

Head of Maths

"Hi, my name is Jon, or JC to most people, and I’ve spent the last 27 years in education, initially as a teacher of maths and PE, moving on to become Head of Maths, Assistant Head and Deputy Head in a variety of schools across the region before working as a part of the core team for a large Multi Academy Trust. 

Away from work I’m passionate about rugby and motorsport.  Whilst age and injuries now prevent me from playing rugby, I still manage to squeeze into my Caterham 7 race car at circuits around the UK throughout the Summer.

I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of students here at Act Fast! "

Luke

Sport & PE Instructor

"Hi, my name is Luke. I have 3 years experience working as a teaching assistant in secondary education within a variety of subjects. I have always had an interest in sport and I am currently working towards my teacher training qualification and I am excited to be a part of Act Fast."

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Hilary

Administration Assistant (HR)

Hilary joins the team with over 25 years' experience as a staff trainer, executive assistant

and trustee, gained across the not-for-profit, social enterprise and retail sectors, including 12 years

in the Early Years sector and six years with Comic Relief. In addition to this she has a background

in re-branding, PR, marketing, events and fundraising.

Tracey

Construction Lead

"Hi, my name is Tracey. I have 18 years experience within construction and 21 years of vocational experience within the painting and decorating sector. 

I specifically work with 14-16 year olds students in my first 10 years of teaching, before moving to teach post-16 students. I have experience teaching from Entry Level 3 up to Level 3. I have played a key role in Curriculum development, managing construction curriculum and quality assurance for approximately 15 years.

I look forward to becoming part of the Act Fast team."

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Vicky

National Curriculum FS Teacher and Reading Lead

"I have been working in Primary schools for 23 years and teaching for the past 11 years, gaining experience and a wealth of knowledge over both key stage one and two. Over the years, I have taught all subjects as well as taking on the roles of subject leader in Maths, Science, Music and Phonics. This enabled me to drive the subject areas forward, keeping up to date with the latest educational developments and supporting staff with teaching and learning.

I am excited to be a new member of the Act Fast team."

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