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
Sam began working at Hawkley Hall Suite in September 2014. Prior to this she worked within Property Management and gained a wealth of experience in business and customer care. Sam studied at The University of Bolton and gained a BA (HONS) in Photography & Video, and has also studied Business & Administration. She excels at customer care and likes to liaise with schools & facilitators to ensure that all events run to the highest possible standard.
Training & Events Assistant
Sarah has been at Hawkley Hall Suite since January 2009. Working in various sectors within the school, Sarah has enjoyed building strong relationships and networking with other schools. Previous to this Sarah worked in the marketing and web industry, and since joining Hawkley Hall Suite in June 2019 she frequently liaises with various schools and works hard to provide an excellent level of customer care to all.
Hawkley Hall Suite Facilitators
NPQSL & Aspirant Leaders
Matt is Headteacher at Hawkley Hall High School and has extensive experience of course design for different facets of teaching and learning, middle leadership, trainee and NQT programmes.
Training Suite Manager, facilitator of Inspire, Improving Teacher Programme and Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme, NPQML
Michelle has been a teacher of drama at Hawkley Hall High since 2009. In 2011 she became acting Head of Drama for one year. In 2015 she became a lead practitioner of teaching and learning, which is her passion, and has recently been appointed as an Assistant Headteacher. She is a trained facilitator for the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP), Outstanding Teaching Assistant Programme (OTAP),Power of Coaching courses & the NPQML. As the Manager of Hawkley Hall Suite, Michelle uses her passion for facilitation and learning to provide a strong network within surrounding schools and build upon the learning community.
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.
Secondary Diagnostics & Maximising Student Attainment
Phil is Executive Headteacher for the Rowan Learning Trust which includes Hawkley Hall, Kirkby High School and Three Towers. Phil holds an MSC in Educational Leadership and Management and NPQH. He is currently in the first cohort of the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL). He was a member of the DfE Teacher Workload: Data Management Review Group and was part of the writing group for the NLE toolkit. Phil has been in senior leadership since 2006 and prior to taking up his current post was the Director of Education for the Rowan Learning Trust. During this period he worked closely with the previous CEO, the Trust Business Manager, Director of Operations, Headteachers in the trust and the wider School Improvement Team. In addition, he has a wealth of experience in school improvement and has co-ordinated, and led, the support for more than twenty schools, demonstrating significant impact.
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.
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.
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!