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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Megan joined us in 2015 as a Playworker. Megan has a background working with disabled children in education settings. Megan has completed a PGCE and is a qualified primary teacher.
Lily joined our team in 2019 as a playworker, Lily enjoys playing the cello, cycling and also participating with her school debate team.
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.
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. Const is currently studying at 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. Gee completed her Level 2 in Playwork in April 2021 and is one of our Reception Keyworkers.
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. She is currently attending 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.
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. He is currently attending university.
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.
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.
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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.
Emma joined our team in 2019 as a Playworker. Emma has a musical background and has babysat for lots of local families. Emma is currently attending university.
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.
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. She is currently attending university.
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 and is currently attending university.
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.
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.
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. Will is currently attending 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. 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 and is one of our Reception Keyworkers.
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.
Amy joined our team in 2021 as a playworker. She is currently studying at Bristol 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.
Rich joined our team in 2021 as a playworker. Rich has lots of experience supervising and tutoring children. He also enjoys looking after the children of his friends and relatives. Rich can often be found supporting one of our 1:1 children, or playing football.