Committed to the cause.
Tim and his team of frontline tutors and support staff will ensure young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities (SEND) have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and participate in all aspects of life in their communities. Over the next 3 years, with strategic direction and guidance from a dedicated Board of Trustees, he will lead the charity into a financially sustainable future through effective income diversification and full utilisation of the GC Learning & Development Centre near Heathrow. By the end of 2021, his ambition is to double the number of beneficiaries the charity supports, significantly and increase volunteering activity and raise onward employability rates for young people with SEND to 80%.
Prior to Sophie’s role at Green Corridor she trained as a Social Worker at the university of Portsmouth Graduating in summer 2012 with a BSC Hons degree. During her training she worked for The Princes Trust developing her interest of supporting young people. Sophie also spent some time in the Child Protection Team followed by a long-term placement with The Early Intervention Psychosis Team. Sophie has a keen interest in supporting positive mental health and working effectively with all other agencies involved in a young persons care to ensure the best range of support is given.
Director of Education
I have been working with children with SEN needs for four years and started as a lunchtime assistant at a free school for children with Autism in London.
After a short while and finding a passion for working with children with learning difficulties, I went on to working as a teaching assistant in a special education school based in surrey, after a few years of working in a class of KS2 ASD children I was then promoted to a Senior Teaching Assistant.
In my role this involved work also with youth Justice and those young people who were NEET (Not in education or training). Before joining Green Corridor I worked as a support worker for a local short breaks centre, where residents who attended were children/young people up to the age of 18 years old, that have a diagnosis of ASD, SLD (Severe learning disability) and PMLD (Profound multiple learning disability).
HR & Marketing Manager
Briony comes from a background in sport, from teaching physical education in primary schools, Head Coach at her gymnastics club and training and competing in gymnastics and cheerleading at regional and national level. Her professional background is primarily working with young people with special needs ages 3 - 16 in an education setting.
Briony looks forward to using her Marketing and HR accreditations to support Green Corridor in enhancing the lives of young people and get the word out about our fantastic services to within our community and beyond. Briony is also our business relationships manager, supports the charities fundraising and grant funding applications, and manages any volunteer enquiries.
Dave spent years working in engineering and labour and has joined us to manage site maintenance, health and safety and site development.
Dawn has worked with within SEN Education for the last six years. She has worked as Learning Support Assistant, an Senior Teaching Aide and a Lecturer before joining the Workstart Department at a local SEN College. This role included responsibility for finding placements and volunteering roles for the students, teaching employability skills, including CV writing, travel training and online job application coaching.
Dawn is very excited to now be part of the Green Corridor family and the Careers Department and to utilise her skills to provide up to date careers information and resources. She and her team are proactive and driven to enable all students to achieve their aims and goals.
HR Admin & Comms Officer
Head of Catering
After leaving formal education, Tracey travelled the world, cooking and catering in many diverse places including alpine resorts, fishing trawlers in Alaska and remote Icelandic outposts.She is very excited about being part of the Green Corridor team having a positive impact on the future of our young people. With funding support from the Big Lottery, as part of the Pick, Cook and Serve project, Tracey will teach young people formal BTEC qualifications in hospitality. With the support of local hotels, restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars in and around Heathrow airport, Tracey and the team will support their transition into sustained employment.
Head of Horticulture
After 7 years working in the production of hardy nursery stock up to the level of production manager, I decided to make the move into education at Plumpton College in East Sussex. This is where I discovered I had a passion for teaching Horticulture to learners with Special Educational Needs.
I have 5 years experience delivering and programme managing Entry 2, Entry 3 and Level 1 provisions in horticulture.
I look forward to continue contributing to and having a positive influence on the lives of young people here at Green Corridor.
Head of Functional Skills
Tim took the path to teaching by on the job training, starting in 2006 and qualified as a teacher in 2010. Over the years Tim built experience and has taught Maths, English, ICT and employability skills, from entry level to level 2. Tim has taught many different cohorts ranging from 14 – 16 year old’s that are in danger of becoming NEET, apprentices, 16-19 year old disaffected learners, long term unemployed adults and adults with special education needs. Tim enjoys working with SEN the most out of all the cohorts he has taught and feels that he can make a real difference to those that he teaches.