An experienced teacher of learners with additional and complex needs, Emily has a proven track record of quality first teaching and specialises in engaging those who are 'hard to reach and hard to place.' Born in Thornaby, proud to be from Teesside, and passionate about providing the best education for all young people in the Tees Valley, she is determined to 'narrow the gap' and create opportunities for all by implementing high standards and high expectations.
Able to teach a number of subjects to GCSE Level, Emily has a creative, project-based approach to inspire learning for all young people.
DIRECTOR AND THE MONTANTA PROJECT LEAD
Ali has worked for over 20 years rehabilitating and training horses and their humans throughout the UK.
Qualified to UKCC Level 3 in Western Riding (one of only a handful in the UK) and also an Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Trainer, Ali's alternative techniques often open up new pathways for young people, helping them develop success with their horses that can pass into all other aspects of their life.
Ali strongly believes that with the correct support, people can achieve beyond their imagination - horses can offer a fantastic platform for people to see this for themselves and develop with confidence and self belief.
OFFICE MANAGER / PA
With a varied career path including a number of years spent supporting the education of children with additional needs, Susan joins Hopefields as Office Manager and PA to the Directors. A 'normal day' involves bid writing and funding applications, being the first point of contact on the telephone and providing administrative support. In her spare time, Susan is a keen gardener, musician and craftsperson.
LEAD FOR BEHAVIOUR AND SAFEGUARDING