Graduated from UCLAN with a First Class Honours degree in Community Leadership and Volunteer Management 2017.
Debs has worked in the field of Adult Education since 1995 where she developed a passion for adult teaching and learning. Debs became involved directly in Adult Education in 1995 where she started working for a National training provider as an assessor and soon became an Internal Verifier and regional quality manager.
In 2007 Debs became a development officer & tutor with Adult Learning Services, where she continued to be involved personally and professionally with the community across Lancashire. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has been her passion for many years and she has been involved at a strategic level as a chair of a local community group.
Whilst delivering Edi work and community projects, Debs has always been an active volunteer and advocate for the LGBT community and other communities facing disadvantage or discrimination.
In 2011 she joined the steering group for Preston Pride, and is still involved with managing this event which has now gained 4 additional community events throughout the year all of which have led on the project and manage the volunteers. Debs is passionate about community work and a true community advocate and activist, especially where cohesion and education come together.
Pete qualified as an Education Practitioner with Hons. Degree level in Physical Education and has 14 years teaching experience in secondary education during which time, he managed various curriculum areas, created vocational programmes and delivered accredited qualifications. Other work during this time included undertaking standards verifier and centre quality reviewer roles for the Edexcel awarding body.
In Sept 2013 Pete moved into adult education delivering teacher training programmes including level 3 award in Education & Training, aspects of level 4 certificate in Education & Training and the level 3 award in assessment and quality assurance. Alongside the teacher training he undertook the role of advance practitioner for Personal Social Development, which entailed the teaching of various health and wellbeing and confidence building to support community groups.
Pete is an advocate for managing mental health and community development and has recently undertaken an additional role as Community Development Officer for the Foxton Centre in Preston.
Charlotte is currently studying for a postgraduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies at Bolton University .
Charlotte is an English Literature graduate with over 20 years teaching experience in a wide variety of settings including secure mental health units, drug rehabilitation settings, prison education and community learning.
Charlotte has curriculum management and development skills, as well as excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication qualities with a proven ability to work under pressure in ad-hoc situations.
Charlotte is a qualified assessor, advice and guidance worker and mentor with a passion and flair for drama and literature.