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Our Team

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.

Education

Deb Wilson

Education and Assessment Manager

For over 30 years, Debrah has worked with young people teaching further education, predominantly with 14 – 20-year olds with SEND, emotional & behavioural difficulties, and vulnerable young people, most of whom have been looked after children.


Debrah has been with Fresh Start in Education for over four and a half years, managing a dedicated team who recognise barriers to learning, implement effective Person-Centred
Intervention plans, design teaching and assessment strategies - tailored to meet individual needs that support each student, to achieve their maximum potential and successful reintegration.

With a holistic view to produce creative and effective learning environments, Deb believes that modelling positive behaviour is a game changer to engage and motivate performance,
maximise individual strengths, develop confidence, increase achievements and secure success for each student’s future, success not just in their own lives, but in their local community and beyond.

James Nally

Education Coordinator / Behaviour Management Lead

Matt Goody

Education Coordinator / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lesley Munro

Education Coordinator / 
Session Observations Lead

Beth Reeves

Education Coordinator /
Learning and Assessment Lead

Chloe-Ella Rose

Education Coordinator /
Curriculum Lead

Freya Gisby-Clark

Education Team Administrator

Referrals

Jenny Blackwell

Referrals Manager

As Referrals Manager, Jenny ensures every Referral is managed effectively, making sure that each child and young person is matched with the best Education Specialist suited to their needs. Knowing relationship is paramount to this process Jenny liaises regularly with all our Clients.

Jenny is also a MAPA© (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression) trainer for Fresh Start in Education and works alongside a team to ensure all staff and Education Specialists are trained with skills to support our vulnerable young people.

Jenny has had over 15 years of experience working across the UK and Internationally with children and young people who are disengaged, vulnerable and have SEN and SEMH needs, all of which have impacted on their education. She is driven by providing young people hope for their future, so they can realise their full potential and thrive in their own abilities. She believes, with support, they can do anything they put their mind to.

Lewis Foreman

Referrals Coordinator

Sarah Morgan

Referrals Coordinator

Terence Crompton

Referrals Coordinator

Gay Nyangon

Referrals and Assessment Coordinator

Simon Creasey

Assessment Coordinator

Development

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.

James Reed

Senior Education Specialist

Recruitment

Sean England

Recruitment Manager

Sean has been a part of Fresh Start in Education since the company began and for the past 5 years has been managing the Recruitment Team. 

Having worked in various settings including Primary and Secondary Academies, Colleges, Independent Schools, People 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 who have none.

James Gregory

Recruitment Supervisor

Rachel Goody

Recruitment Coordinator

Operations

Daniel Parrett

Operations Manager

Dominic Adams

IT and Operations Executive

Emily Wolstenholme

HR Coordinator

Hilary Brown

Management Support

Finance

Maria Adamou

Finance Administrator

Luke Allen

Finance Administrator

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Contact and Support

Scotland
0131 341 4380

Northern Ireland
02896 206 040

North
0191 691 0884

South
01202 497 193
Midlands
01217 946 504

South East
01622 963 498

London
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
Registered No: 7133204

Registered office: 
45 Queens Street, Deal, Kent, CT14 6EY
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