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Senior Management

Antony Meade

Chief Executive Officer

Antony started Fresh Start in Education Ltd in 2011, while he was Managing Director of a therapeutic Fostering Agency.

An ex foster carer himself, he had seen first-hand the struggle with education that a lot of children and young people had. As the business grows Antony’s vision remains that Fresh Start in Education continues to ‘inspire hope for a future’, a future that a lot of these children and young people would otherwise not have.

Now Chief Executive Officer, Antony continues to contribute to the overall running of the company on a day to day basis.

Ed Robbins

Managing Director

Ed has played a key part in Fresh Start in Education since its inception.

His enthusiasm and vision to see the company fulfil its purpose and goals have been paramount in his roles as Operations Manager, Operations Director and now, Managing Director. Prior to working with Fresh Start in Education, Ed worked as Finance Manager for an independent Fostering Agency, after having spent many years gaining invaluable teaching and mentoring experience in both the UK and Asia. 

With an MBA, Ed is keen to combine his experience, qualifications, and passion to see the lives of children and young people transformed by the opportunity of a fresh start in their education.


Matt Goody

Education Manager

Matt has been a part of the Education Team since he joined the company in 2015. 

Having supported children and young people with SEN and SEBD in various settings and environments, Matt believes that every child has a right to education, and with the correct support, can thrive and reach their full potential. In 2016, Matt took on the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead, and has since implemented and facilitated secure and thorough protocols to ensure that every child, young person and member of staff is safeguarded effectively. 

Matt, now Education Manager, is keen to fuse his passion for learning and experience of Safeguarding to help make a difference in the lives of the children and young people referred to Fresh Start.  

Chloe-Ella Rose

Deputy Education Manager

Alice Wyatt

Education Coordinator

Leah Browning

Education Coordinator / Teaching & Learning Lead

Joanne Smith

Education Coordinator

Hetty Phillips

Education Coordinator

Mariam Hidayat-Brown

Education Coordinator

Sophie King

Education Coordinator

Sam Hayward

Education Supervisor/ 
Behaviour Lead


Genevieve Blackwell

Referrals Manager

With over 20 years of experience in the UK and internationally, Gen has worked with many vulnerable children and young people who had become disengaged from the mainstream and presented with a range of Special Needs including Social and Emotional Mental Health, Speech and Language and Behavioural. 

As Referrals Manager she oversees a strong team, together they work closely with Clients, families, Assessors and Education Specialists to ensure children and young people are matched swiftly with the most suitable Education Specialist in order to receive education they deserve and require. 

Genevieve is driven by the success stories of our young people and is involved in the company’s ongoing decision-making process to make sure that success is lasting. 

Sarah Morgan

Deputy Referrals Manager

Alyshia Richardson

Referrals Coordinator

Catherine Booth

Referrals Supervisor

Catherine Booth

Emily Harris

Assessment Coordinator

Gay Nyangon

Assessment Supervisor

Jenny Davis

IEEP Assessor

Katie Carruthers

Referrals Coordinator

Lauren Charlton

IEEP Assessor

Rachel Lorraine

Referrals Coordinator

Rebecca Clark

Referrals Coordinator

Simon Creasey

Assessment Coordinator


Sorrell Dowling

Development Manager

Sorrell has worked within Fresh Start in Education since it began and has been involved in many areas as the company has grown.

With over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people who have experienced various challenges, Sorrell, with a background in Psychology, Safeguarding and Mental Health, is passionate about seeing children and young people equipped and supported to teach their full potential, and believes that early intervention is a key part of this process.

Sorrell oversees Development at Fresh Start in Education, across the UK, to ensure the needs of many more children, young people and their families can be met.

Debrah Wilson

Business Relationship Manager

For over 30 years, Deb has worked with young people in the further education sector, predominantly 14 – 20-year-olds with SEND, emotional & behavioural difficulties, and vulnerable young people. .

Deb has been with Fresh Start in Education since 2016, working in the Referrals team and then as Education Manager. Now, Deb works as part of the Business Development Team to steer business initiatives, conduct customer relationship activities, and connect with a range of local authorities to design bespoke Person-Centred Intervention programmes. 

As part of her role, Deb fully utilises her 30 years’ experience to monitor, review, and report on the quality of services, as part of continual business improvement.

Christina Koster

Business Development Coordinator

James Reed

Senior Education Specialist


Sean England

Recruitment Manager

Sean has been a part of Fresh Start in Education since the company began and for the past 7 years has been managing the Recruitment Team. 

Having worked in various settings including Primary and Secondary Academies, Colleges, Independent Schools, Pupil Referral Units and Residential Schools, Sean has a breadth of experience supporting and educating a wide spectrum of learners, including those with Special Needs, challenges to Mental Health and those disenfranchised from education. 

Using his experience and understanding of the positive impact that holistic, student-centred learning can provide, Sean is committed to sourcing like-minded individuals who are invested in Fresh Start’s purpose, to provide hope and a future to children and young people who have none.

Josephine Broadbridge

Deputy Recruitment Manager

Alex Griffin

Recruitment Supervisor

Shannon Lewis

Recruitment Supervisor

Jack Carter

Recruitment Administrator

Natasha Mayes

Recruitment Administrator

Rachel Goody

Recruitment Administrator

Rachie Ross

Recruitment Administrator

Ryan Hodges

Recruitment Administrator

Ticia Crompton

Recruitment Administrator


Daniel Parrett

Operations Manager

James Nally

IT Support Manager

Will Tubby

IT & Operations Assistant

Emily Wolstenholme

HR Manager

Hilary Epps

SES Manager &         Management Support


Josh Cottingham

Finance Manager

Nathan Armstrong

Finance Assistant

Education Specialists

Jayne Brierley

Education Specialist Liaison

Auron Newman

Senior Education Specialist

Zoe Gordon

Senior Education Specialist

Emma Boucher

Staff Education Specialist

Emma Woodroffe

Staff Education Specialist

Georgia Lawson

Staff Education Specialist

Jacqui Morgan

Staff Education Specialist

Karl Yellop

Staff Education Specialist

Kate Ayers

Staff Education Specialist

Kate Keeler

Staff Education Specialist

Lisa Crane

Staff Education Specialist

Michaela Gale

Staff Education Specialist

Sharon Tobin

Staff Education Specialist

Susan Pointon

Staff Education Specialist

Tara Kay

Staff Education Specialist

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Contact and Support

0131 341 4380

Northern Ireland
02896 206 040

0191 691 0884

01202 497 193
01217 946 504

South East
01622 963 498

0203 409 6410

South West
01392 790 678

Company Information

VAT Registration Number: 317 1675 06
Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office No: Z2898392

Fresh Start in Education Ltd is a Limited Company incorporated in England, Wales & Scotland
Registered No: 7133204
Scotland Registered No: SC591697

Registered office: 
2nd Floor 32-33 Watling Street, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, CT1 2AN
Scotland registered office:  4th Floor, 115 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
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