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. 

Sara Watters 

Sara delivers our Autism courses and has 20 years of classroom experience, 15 of which have been at The Milestone School. She is Lead Practitioner and Senior Learner Support Worker, HLTA and QCF Assessor for The Milestone School. 

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.

Nicki Woolway

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

Fran Barber

Fran delivers our suite of SEND courses and is a qualified teacher of 18 years with 11 of those being the designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator for a primary school. Fran is also the West Gloucestershire Schools Partnership lead SENDCo.

Naomi Webber

Naomi is a registered Signalong tutor and Speech and Language Therapist with experience working with children aged 0-7 years with and without complex needs. 

Laura Gallop

Laura is and EYFS specialist and local school reception teacher who oversees nursery provision within the school.

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 Roles and Responsibilities course and our suite of Performance Management courses.

Rebecca Flaxman

Rebecca is PATA's Chair of Trustees. She holds many years HR experience as well as voluntary experience within the early years sector. Rebecca tutors on our Roles and Responsibilities course and Performance Management suite. 

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