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.
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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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
CACHE Diploma Level 3
Liam joined us in 2009 as a Senior Playworker, after gaining a degree in Computer Games Development. On completion of his Level 3 Diploma in Playwork in 2010 he was promoted to Deputy Manager. Liam now has a child of his own.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Calum joined us in 2017 as a Playworker. 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 became a Deputy Manager after completing his Level 3 qualification in playwork.
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.
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.
Louis joined the team in 2020 as a playworker. He has lots of experience working with children, and is currently also working for a youth group. Outside of work Louis enjoys board games amd music.
Rebecca joined our team as a playworker in 2021, having attended both holiday and after school club as a child. Rebecca also babysits for some local families, and used to help out with a local rainbow and brownie group.
Phoebe joined our team in 2021 as a playworker. Phoebe is currently in full time education studying for her A Levels. She is pursuing a career working with children and young people. Phoebe also has lots of experience babysitting children in the area. Outside of work, Phoebe likes art and travel.
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 and is currently attending university.
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 years and has lots of experience working with children, and is also teaching assistant. Gee completed her Level 2 in Playwork in April 2021 and is one of our Reception Keyworkers.
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.
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 has a Level 2 qualification in Playwork and is currently studying at university.
Ella joined us in 2019 as a Playworker. She previously completed a work experience placement in another after school club and is currently attending university.
Phoebe attended School’s Out as a child, returned as a teenager to volunteer with us and in 2021 joined the team as a playworker. Phoebe is in full time education.
Lily joined our team in 2019 as a playworker, Lily enjoys playing the cello, cycling and also participating with her school debate team. She is currently studying at university.
Lauren joined our team in 2016 as Playworker. Lauren has previously worked in a school, and currently works in a local nursery. Lauren has a Level 2 qualification in Playwork.
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. She is currently studying at unversity.
Sam joined School's Out Henleaze in 2020 as a Playworker. Sam is interested in history and sport, which he enjoys incorporating into inventive new games with the children he plays with. Sam is one of our Reception Keyworkers, but also spends some time as Deputy Manager. He completed his Level 2 in Playwork in June 2022.
Lauren joined the School’s Out team in February 2022 as a playworker. Lauren has lots of experience with young children as she has lots of nieces and nephews she looks after. Recently Lauren won one silver and two gold medals for Team GB at the Special Olympics, as part of the equestrian team. Lauren is currently completing an equestrian apprenticeship.
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. She is currently attending university.
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.
Livvy joined our team in 2021 as a playworker. She has previously worked as a babysitter and has also volunteered in a school for disabled children, and at a local Rainbow’s group. Livvy is currently on her gap year before taking up a place at university.
Emily joined our team in 2019 as a Playworker, having previously completed a placement as a volunteer with us. Emily spent some time working in a school in India, and is currently working with disabled children in a local secondary school. Emily is working towards a degree in Graphic Design and attended both after school and holiday club as a child.
David joined the team in 2020 as a playworker. He attended both holiday and after school club as a child. David also volunteers for St John's ambulance service and is a scout leader. David used to teach children to swim at a local school, and is now studying at university.
Sophie joined the team in 2022 as a playworker when she moved to Bristol to study Children’s Nursing at university. Prior to working with us Sophie worked as a childminder.
Amy joined our team in 2021 as a playworker, and in September 2022 became a Reception Keyworker. She is currently studying at university and has previously enjoyed working in a primary school and nursery. Amy has also spent time as a tennis coach for children, and is an experienced child minder.
Hermione joined our team in 2022 as a playworker. She has always enjoyed working with children, and currently supports year 5 and 6 children with their reading, as well as supporting 7-11 year olds learn Aikido, a form of self defence.
Georgia joined our team as a playworker in 2021, after attending School’s Out as a child. Georgia has previously volunteered in a holiday club for children with additional needs, and in a local Brownie group. Georgia also babysits.
Alex joined our team in 2022 as a playworker, having attended School’s Out as a child, and volunteering here as a teenager. Alex has previously worked as a peer mentor. Alex is currently studying medicine at university.
Sufi joined our team as a playworker in 2023. Sufi completed work experience in a reception class, and volunteered at a cat shelter. Sufi is currently studying at university.
James joined us as a playworker in 2020, having previously volunteered at after school club. James is currently at university and working with a toy company to develop eco friendly products for children.