Our People

Bob Harknett – Director

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Bob's previous experience includes working for Coventry Local Education authority as Head of the Learning and Behaviour Support Service. Bob has 10 years experience as a senior manager in education, training and management.


Richard Lee – Operations Director

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Richard has 18 years experience in the IT industry, 11 of which at management level as Head of IT for a 500 person organisation. Richard is now responsible for co-ordinating all of our delivery teams and manages our funding budgets.

Gina Smith – Quality Manager

Gina has over 25 years experience in Education as a teacher; her last position was as an Assistant Head of Learning and Behaviour Support.. Gina is a qualified CIEH trainer and also a facilitator for Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Challenging Behaviour and De-escalation training.

Andy Robbie - Programme Co-ordinator for Children and Young People’s Workforce Development

Andy has over 25 years teaching experience and his roles have included Headteacher and local authority support. He has drawn on his broad experiences to develop the Children & Young People's Workforce Development and Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools qualifications.

Christine Thomas – Programme Co-ordinator for Essential Skills

Christine is a fully qualified teacher with 15 years experience in education, now within the adult skills sector as a Level 5 maths specialist.  She co-ordinates a team of Essential Skills tutors and is the Lead Internal Verifier for Speaking and Listening qualifications and is also a qualified assessor.

Craig Burns - Programme Co-ordinator for Warehousing, Advice & Guidance and Management

Craig has 13 years experience of working in a production environment in the areas of storage, distribution and production control as well as in Management roles. Craig is an assessor and internal verifier for our Warehousing, Advice and Guidance and Management qualifications.

Vicky Sherry-Garnett - Programme Co-ordinator for Adult Care 

Vicky has a Diploma in Adult Nursing and a degree in Health Studies. She is an RGN that has worked in Care for over 25 years in various environments including Residential, Domiciliary and Hospitals. Vicky is an assessor and Lead Internal Verifier for all levels of the Adult Care Diplomas and co-ordinates our team of Health and Social Care assessors. She also leads various short courses including First Aid, Supervision and Appraisal, Infection Control, Safeguarding etc.


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