Hawkley Hall Suite has a team of facilitators that cover a broad range of event facilitation, from event co-ordination to course delivery. More information about each of them can be found below:

Hawkley Hall Suite Event Co-Ordinators

Leah Sergeant
Training Co-ordinator

Leah began working at Hawkley Hall Training Suite in August 2020. Prior to this, she worked in a Local Authority where she completed a Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration. Leah also has 5 years customer service experience from working as a Customer Service Team Leader in Retail. She has a wealth of experience in business and customer care, and likes to liaise with schools & facilitators to ensure that all events run to the highest possible standard.

Hawkley Hall Suite Facilitators

Jeanette Rigby
Safeguarding L1, Designated Safeguarding Officer L3 & Safer Recruitment

Jeanette has worked in education for twenty years. She is the Head of Inclusion at Kirkby High School. She has a wealth of experience working with children, young people and their families; in particular those with special educational needs. Since 2008, Jeanette has been the designated teacher for child protection. She facilitates level 1 safeguarding & Advanced Safeguarding L3 training across schools in Wigan and surrounding areas.

Alan Williams
Excel Training/ New to Word Training

Alan is a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist and trainer who has been training Microsoft Office and Excel to small businesses, SMEs, large corporates and within the public sector since 1994. He is enthusiastic about training Excel to new users with little or no experience to advanced and super users. What you will learn on his courses applies to all you do in Excel from best workbook design, right up to advanced formula and are instantly transferable to your workplace.  Alan is a member of the Learning and Performance Institute.


Dr Paul Simmons
Director, Independent Coaching
Paul has been a teacher, governor, examiner and County Adviser for schools. He has over twenty-five years’ experience of leadership development with head teachers and senior leadership teams. He has worked extensively as a Registered Inspector of Schools in England. At the University of Manchester, he headed up the research and development of coaching for leaders in education. Paul is an experienced Executive Coach, working with directors, head teachers and executive heads. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Sarah Owens
Child Bereavement & Sensitive Communication & Listening Skills - Salford University
Sarah is the Hospice Palliative Care Education Lead. She is a nurse by background and has worked at the hospice for 18 years. She has worked within the hospice education department for 12 years and is very passionate about palliative and end of life care.
George Moore
First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Fire Marshal, Fire Safety & Manual Handling - Wigan Training Ltd.
George has been a facilitator of First Aid at Hawkley Hall Suite since March 2015. George has a wealth of experience in this particular field and enjoys delivering training to the highest possible standard, whilst in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. George has developed a passion for not only first aid, but also for health and safety, Fire Marshal, Fire Safety & Manual Handling training. He has developed a new course in business continuity and emergency planning.
Dr Sam Littlemore
Understand, Identify & Reduce the Impact of Girl Bullies

Dr Sam Littlemore is a leading specialist on understanding and managing school bullying.  She is a Child Psychologist, Chartered Psychologist and both an academic and practitioner. Her focus is on improving well-being through welfare, safeguarding and behaviour change.  She has been an anti-bullying advisor to Advisor for over 3,500 schools and now works with families and in schools  helping to develop bespoke support for psychological well-being and behaviour management.  Sam is also a media psychologist and  author, she has written the successful book Girl Bullying – Do I Look Bothered!