Director of Charles Freeman projects and previously Quality Place Delivery Manager for the Partnership of Urban South Hampshire (PUSH).He has experience in delivering projects spanning traditional sector boundaries and has a track record of securing partner commitment and funding for new initiatives. Wide knowledge of the Culture, Economic Development, and Skills Sectors.
Janis is passionate about enabling learning. Throughout her distinguished career she has developed expertise in supporting people who have not achieved their potential through the traditional schooling system. She has designed and delivered bespoke learning packages to meet the needs of learners; trained and mentored teachers and learning assistants and widened her classroom base to include vocational and workplace settings. Janis has a Diploma of Theatre Arts in Education (Dartington College of Arts), and an MA in Advanced Educational Practice (University of Portsmouth). Currently Janis is offering flexible, individualised tuition in English, Maths and ICT to adults who wish to improve their skills.
Shirley has over 20 years’ experience as a senior teacher and department head. As Head of Performing Arts at Plumstead Manor School in London, Shirley was responsible for the raising of standards in performing arts subject areas across disciplines, the school and the Borough of Greenwich. She led on the introduction and delivery of the Greenwich Musical Theatre Academy, the Young Apprenticeship Programme in Performing Arts and the 14 – 19 Creative and Media Diploma. Shirley’s experience in curriculum development includes: the development of a vocational route for students including work related learning and whole school initiatives in Literacy, Formative marking and Display for learning. She currently works with students with mild to moderate speech, language and communication difficulties and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Hilary created the Making Theatre Gaining Skills learning concept and has delivered the programme across West Sussex and Hampshire since 2011. Her extensive experience and contacts in the creative sector combined with a background in large-scale learning delivery is key to the future success of the enterprise.
Her consultancy work includes developing learning strategies for New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, Youth Music Theatre UK, Cherwell District Council and Natural Theatre Company. Hilary served as member of Arts Council England 1998 – 2004.
The MTGS Learning & Education team includes experienced advisors across primary, secondary, further and adult education with particular knowledge of the arts sector and working with reluctant learners, and learners with Social, Emotional and Mental Health issues. Our Creative Advisors include Pauline Tambling, Professor Pamela Howard and Robin Auld.
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