MEET THE TEAM
Collectively School’s Out Henleaze has experience working in numerous different childcare settings which come together to create a great place for children to thrive. The team also has a wealth of experience in staff management, coaching and training as well as business organisation and management.
The Managers are our most experienced team members. Their key role is to manage the day-to-day business of their scheme. They plan and coordinate the delivery of the daily programme of fun filled activities, working closely with the Playworkers to make sure the sessions are well resourced and run safely and smoothly. As a parent they are also your key contact at the relevant scheme and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
our current team
After School Club Manager
Designated Safeguarding Lead
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The After School and Holiday Clubs are managed by Jenny Tighe. Jenny joined School’s Out in 2003. She has Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in Playwork, as well as a PGCE in Primary Education. Jenny has worked as both a teacher and teaching assistant, and has over 10 years’ experience supporting disabled children in education settings.
PGCE Art and Design
Kelly originally worked for us from 2004 to 2010, when she left to teach art in a secondary school full time. Kelly returned to work with us in 2017 as a Senior Playworker. Kelly still teaches part time and she has a Level 2 in Playwork and a PGCE in Art and Design. Kelly also has three children of her own.
Emma joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. Emma has a musical background and has babysat for lots of local families.
Amaris joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. She has a background in acting, and has volunteered in her old primary school for many years. Amaris completed a work experience placement with us in 2017.
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Roberta Johnson is our Administrator who handles the annual registration of service users, bookings invoices and payments for the After School Club, Holiday Club and other items of administration including servicing all committee business.
PGCE Primary Education
Siobhan joined us in 2014 as a Playworker, after previously volunteering in our Holiday Club. She has a degree in Education Studies and has completed her PGCE. Siobhan also works in a primary school teaching year 1 children.
Joël joined us in 2013 as a Playworker. He has a degree in sports coaching and is an internationally capped rugby player. Joël has previously run drama groups, a French club and has worked in Switzerland as an English teacher. Joël also runs a charity in the Caribbean, arranging for gap year students to travel out and volunteer in local schools and holiday clubs as sports coaches. In 2017 Joël completed his Level 2 in Playwork.
Tasa started in 2012 as a volunteer, and as a Playworker in 2014. She is currently at university studying medicine. Tasa also babysits, and helps look after her younger brother and sister. As a child Tasa attended School’s Out Henleaze.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
CACHE Diploma Level 3
Liam joined us in 2009 as a Senior Playworker. On completion of his Level 3 Diploma in Playwork he was promoted to Deputy Manager. Liam also runs the Henleaze Campus Breakfast Club and is a learning support assistant at Henleaze Infant School. In addition, he babysits for some local children.
BAND Playwork Level 3
Emma joined us in 2001 as a Playworker. In 2002 she completed her Level 2 in Playwork and was promoted to Senior Playworker. Emma then went on to complete a Level 3 in Playwork. Emma has four years’ experience working in preschools. Since 2007 she has been working as a Teaching Assistant, at Henleaze Infant School. Emma also childminds some local children.
Robbie joined us in 2014 as a Playworker, after graduating from university. Robbie used to work in a Swiss school teaching English as a foreign language to children of primary age. He has also worked as a private tutor in Russia. Robbie is currently working towards a Masters Degree.
Hannah joined us in 2015 as a Playworker, and has since gained Level 3 qualification. Hannah has worked as a teaching assistant. Hannah has two children of her own and has lots of experience looking after her nieces and nephews.
Megan joined us in 2015 as a Playworker. Megan has a background working with disabled children in education settings. She has completed a PGCE, and is currently teaching Year 1 in another school.
Sophie joined us in 2013 as a Playworker. She often helps out with the reception children at Henleaze Infant School, and on her gap year taught children in Nepal. Sophie also babysits some local children. Sophie is currently working towards a masters in Speech and Language.
Cam joined us in 2016 as a Playworker. He enjoys playing sport and attended School’s Out Henleaze as a child.
Lucy has been volunteering with us since 2013, and has been a Playworker since 2016. Lucy completed a work experience placement in Henleaze Infant School, and attended School’s Out Henleaze as a child. In 2017 Lucy completed her Level 2 in Playwork and was promoted to Senior Playworker.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Calum joined us in 2017 as a Playworker. He also works in the Henleaze campus breakfast club. Calum has a background as an actor and director and has run a variety of projects over the years, including drama, dance, music and storytelling workshops for young people. Calum has a Level 2 in Playwork and is working towards his Level 3 in Playwork.
Emma joined our team in 2018 as a Senior Playworker. Emma also works in the Junior School as a teaching assistant. Emma is a qualified teacher, and taught primary children in another local school for many years. Emma also has children of her own.
Will joined us in 2018 as a Playworker, after completing a volunteering placement with us the previous year. Will has lots of experience working with children, including helping out in a local children’s football club, volunteering in a junior school classroom and child minding some local children.
Jude joined our team in 2018 after completing a placement volunteering with us. Jude is a keen rugby player, and babysits for some local families.
Lauren joined our team in 2016 as Playworker. Lauren has previously worked in a school, and currently works in a local nursery. Lauren works closely with our younger children, and is a keyworker for many of our reception children. Lauren is currently working towards a Level 2 qualification in play work.
Lily joined our team in 2019 as a playworker, Lily enjoys playing the cello, cycling and also participating with her school debate team.
Emily joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. She has volunteered with us in the past, and even attended School’s Out as a child! Emily travelled to India a few years ago where she helped refurbish a school, and is currently studying Graphic Design at University.
Ben joined our team in 2016 as a Playworker. He is a keen sportsman and has lots of experience babysitting. Ben is currently at University.
Ed joined us in 2018 as a Playworker. Ed has previously volunteered with a sports coaching company and is a keen sportsman himself, having played in a local football team for a number of years.
Tom joined our team in 2017 as a Playworker. Tom is a keen sportsman and enjoys playing outside with the children. He has younger siblings and cousins and has lots of experience keeping groups of children entertained. Tom has completed his Playwork Level 2 training and is now a Senior Playworker.
Dan joined our team in 2018 as a Playworker. He has previously volunteered in another children’s club, and is a keen sportsman. Dan is currently at University.
Bernie joined our team in 2018, as a Playworker, after volunteering with us for the previous two years. Bernie has a younger sister, and is a familiar face for many of our children.
Emma T joined our team in 2018, is another Henleaze alumni and also attended School's Out as a child. Emma has always enjoyed working with children, as a Ranger, charity volunteer and work experience in reception at Henleaze Infants.
Const joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. Const is a former pupil of Henleaze and also came back to complete work experience in Year 2. He enjoys football and was captain of his school team.
Ella joined our team in 2017. She has previously worked as a children’s swimming teacher and a babysitter. Ella works in a local nursery and is studying photography at University.
Ellison joined us 2017 as a Playworker. She is also a Brownie leader and has a young son of her own. Ellison is currently training to be a teacher.
Zack joined our team in 2018 as a Playworker, after volunteering with us for over a year. Zack completed work experience in a hospital paediatric ward, and is hoping to study medicine at university. Zack has a Level 2 in Playwork and is now a Senior Playworker.
Katy joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. Katy has a background in drama and has helped deliver drama workshops to primary aged children.
Jess joined our team as a Playworker in 2018, after completing a placement with us for her Duke of Edinburgh award. Jess’s interests include drama and singing, and she is keen to share this with the children.
Hollie joined our team as a Playworker in 2018, and is another ex-pupil of Henleaze Infant and Junior Schools. Hollie looks after her neighbour's children and enjoys drawing, painting, board games and participating in outside games and activities. Hollie is currently working towards a Level 2 qualification in play work.
Gee joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. She has a degree in psychology, and was a police cadet for two years. Gee worked in another holiday club for many year and has lots of experience working with children.
Lily joined our team in 2019 as a playworker. Lily has lots of experience working with children, and used to work in another after school club. Lily is currently working towards a degree in social work.
Ella joined us in 2019 as a playworker. She previously completed a work experience placement in another after school club and is currently studying towards her A Levels.