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. 

Sarah Urquhart

Sarah is a reflective practitioner who has worked at PATA since 2012 as a Senior Tutor/Assessor on the accredited and vocational qualifications in childcare and education. Prior to this she worked in the public and private sectors as a teacher, sports coach, programme co-ordinator and 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.

Sharron Hassanje

Sharron has worked for PATA since 2013 as a Tutor, Assessor and IQA. More recently Sharon is our Functional Skills tutor delivering ICT. She also works with Adult Education where she is an Assessor and IQA for various schemes, including STL, Assessor Award, Team Leading, Business & Administration and Customer Service.

Lucy Hayward

Alison Sheard

Sally Thomas

Sally is the tutor for our Autism courses and holds an M.Ed: Autism in Children qualification. She is also a grandparent to two children with autism.

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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