Olly Connolly – Work Placements Manager
I am passionate about what we do in the WorkStart team, my enjoyment comes from seeing the huge progress students make on the course.
Work can be a journey of different experiences, I’ve pushed trolleys for a supermarket, packed radars in boxes for a warehouse and even acted in murder mystery tours! I enjoy cycling and I regularly enter a local hill climbing competition, in the ‘fat dads’ category.
Denise Barrett – Job Coach
I pride myself on supporting my students as individuals and focus on what they can achieve. I have built excellent relationships with external partners, students and their families, which all combined leads to positive and progressive outcomes.
Amanda Palmer – Senior Teaching Aide
I work as part of a brilliant team to ensure the best outcomes for the students. I encourage students and give them lots of praise. I find that I often connect through humour and my love of food with many of the students.
Fun fact about me – I did the martial art Kendo for 2 years. I have a passion for military history, visiting art galleries and good food.