Our Team of Tutors 

Our team of tutors deliver excellent and dynamic courses to our wide variety of learners. We often source our tutors from across the sector and together they bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to our training courses that means we can be responsive to the sectors’ needs. 

Our Gloucestershire based tutors are:

Paula Hayball

Paula is PATA's Chief Executive. She holds a Level 5 qualification and holds many years experience in the Early Years sector. Paula tutors on our suite of Performance Management courses.

Rebecca Flaxman

Rebecca is a former PATA Chair of Trustees. She holds many years HR experience as well as voluntary experience within the early years sector. Rebecca tutors on our suite of Performance Management courses.

Michelle King

Michelle delivers our Roles & Responsibilities course and facilitates our Network Meetings. She is a PATA Early Years Support Officer and she previously spent 12 years as an early years Educator, 5 years of this time as a setting manager.

Kate Beevers

Kate is a qualified teacher with over 25 years experience of working with children and their families: in schools, Early Years settings, and as an Adult Education tutor.  She is a PATA tutor and was previously a PATA Toddler Support Worker.

Debs Adams

Debs delivers our Roles & Responsibilities course and facilitates our Network Meetings.  She has previously worked for PATA for over 10 years in a supporting membership role and has extensive knowledge of charity governance and compliance.

Colette Ricaud

Colette delivers our Mental Health and Wellbeing training. She is a Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist.

Laura Gallop

Laura delivers our Phonics, Maths and Physical Education courses. She is an EYFS specialist and was a local school reception teacher overseeing nursery provision within the school.

Sara Watters

Sara delivers our Autism courses and has 20 years of classroom experience, 15 of which have been at The Milestone School.

Nicki Woolway

Nicki delivers our Introduction to Playwork course and Risky Play course. She is a level 3 qualified playworker with over 9 years experience of owning and managing two play settings.

Dawn McMullan-Cooper

Dawn delivers our Makaton Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 training. She is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

We also work with the following tutors on a regular basis:

Anna Ephgrave

Planning in the Moment; Enabling Environments

Liz Pemberton

Anti Racist Practice

Pennie Akehurst

Various training including Ofsted, EYFS, Curriculum Training

Alistair Bryce Clegg

Trisha Lee

Helicopter Stories

Dr Julie Fisher

Interacting or Interfering: The Role of the Adult

Kerry Murphy

Various SEND Training

Helen Tate

Various training including Maths, Language and Leadership

Dr Julian Grenier

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