ADVISORS

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Our passionate and hands-on Advisory Board help LMK when called upon.
Drawing on their diverse backgrounds and experience, they advise us on our materials and all aspects of how we work with young people.

Abigail IngEducation and Resource Advisor

Abigail Ing

Education and Resource Advisor

Abbie has worked in education for 10 years, both in the classroom as a primary school teacher and outside as the Senior Educational Content Manager for WE Charity. She is passionate about empowering young people through innovative, engaging learning.

Sophie RichardsonStrategy Advisor

Sophie Richardson

Strategy Advisor

Sophie Richardson was Director at WE Schools, leading the development and implementation of their UK Strategy. She held their external educational partnerships portfolio, including relationships with 2000 schools across the UK. She has a passion for education and is currently serving as a school governor.

Vicki WhentSEND Advisor

Vicki Whent

SEND Advisor

Vicki’s post-graduate career includes journalism, training and coaching. In addition to her work with LMK, she works as a specialist autism and ADHD coach and as a freelance writer. Vicki has held the position of Trustee for Tracks Autism, a specialist pre-school for children with autism and communication challenges and has established an autism/ADHD support group in Hertfordshire. Vicki has two teenage sons, one of whom has additional needs.

Rebecca WaclawyjGender Based Violence Prevention

Rebecca Waclawyj

Gender Based Violence Prevention

Rebecca has over 15 years experience working in youth offending, the probation services, prisons and specialist services undertaking assessments and therapeutic interventions with perpetrators of domestic abuse. She’s an experienced facilitator, trainer, project manager and has worked as a consultant to local authorities and an expert witness in cases of domestic abuse in family courts. Currently working as the National Programme Manager for Y’s Girls mentoring programme at the YMCA, Rebecca is passionate about embedding equity and inclusion to support all young people.

Melody PowellInclusion Advisor

Melody Powell

Inclusion Advisor

Melody Powell is a 23-year-old Queer/Pansexual Disabled Woman (She/They). She uses an electric wheelchair due to her physical disability and has also been diagnosed with OCD. Her experience growing up as a Queer Disabled person who never felt she belonged has made her passionate about fighting for Inclusion, Diversity and representation. Melody currently works with ALLFIE (Alliance for Inclusive Education) to help improve mainstream education for Disabled Young People, as well as working freelance to promote Disabled visibility in the mainstream world.

Matilda BrowneEducation Advisor

Matilda Browne

Education Advisor

Matilda is Primary Headteacher at Reach Academy Feltham, and before that was the Pastoral Deputy Headteacher for the whole school. She has been one of the Curriculum Leads for Oak National Academy, helping to create the primary content for English, Humanities, Science and RSE.

Tyler FoxParticipatory Learning Advisor

Tyler Fox

Participatory Learning Advisor

Tyler is the Founder of Springboard Youth Academy and a social sector Consultant at The Social Innovation Partnership. She has extensive experience developing participatory learning programmes, designing and delivering services in collaboration with migrant young people and supporting community-led research initiatives. She is passionate about helping young people push boundaries and make big contributions to their communities.

Shazia HussainEducation Advisor

Shazia Hussain

Education Advisor

With over 20 years experience in both public and private education sectors, Shazia is proficient at assessing organisational needs and devising bespoke pedagogical programmes. She works with both adults and young people to develop leadership skills, and enhance professional and personal growth. Shazia's love for research and learning recently led her to pursue a Doctorate in Education and Leadership at Brunel University, London.

Neil ChandaranaIT Advisor

Neil Chandarana

IT Advisor

Neil is a developer specialising in automation, cloud computing and machine learning. He runs Scarlette AI - a technology company in London that helps clients across a diverse set of industries develop their own data-driven systems (finance, music, charity to date). Neil's in his element brainstorming new ideas and is occasionally found getting stuck into teaching, mentoring or skill-sharing projects.

Abi AngusInclusion Advisor

Abi Angus

Inclusion Advisor

Abi is a research associate at the Centre for Education and Youth. She is a former youth worker with particular experience and interest in inclusive practice when working with young people.

Sarah TengCommunications Advisor

Sarah Teng

Communications Advisor

Sarah is an experienced communications professional with a background in financial services. Currently Senior Communications Manager at HSBC, Sarah has led communications in complex, global organisations as well as early-stage start-ups, and is passionate about employee experience.

Philippa RossContent Advisor

Philippa Ross

Content Advisor

Philippa is an award winning television Producer and Director. Over the last 25 years, she has worked across a wide variety of genres, including the Emmy nominated history series Colonial House, 24 Hours in A&E, The Unteachables, C4’s hugely popular Gogglebox and CNN’s Inside Europe. Most recently she worked on the first and second series of the BAFTA winning show ‘Race Across the World’.

Patrick RyanOperations Advisor

Patrick Ryan

Operations Advisor

Patrick is the Development Operations Manager for Fundraising & Donor Relations at the Tony Blair Institute for Global change. He works across all areas of the team maintaining and installing systems and reporting structures, while driving forward new initiatives to evolve ways of working within the team. Patrick’s previous roles have included Head of Operations for National Voices and DKMS Foundation where he worked with the international business development team.

Skye KnightMarketing & Brand Advisor

Skye Knight

Marketing & Brand Advisor

Skye is an Account Director at London design agency The Cabinet, leading global brand projects from naming and identity creation and innovation through to packaging, digital and experiential.

Alison LongsterFinancial Advisor

Alison Longster

Financial Advisor

Alison is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales, and has over 30 years experience from banking and professional services firms as a finance, compliance, sourcing and cost specialist.

Sarah BiglerYouth Advisor

Sarah Bigler

Youth Advisor

Sarah has worked in nonprofits, project management and volunteer organisations focussed on issues relating to civil rights, women’s reproductive health, and students’ access to education. She currently works for The Kite Trust, a charity specialising in LGBTQ+ inclusion and has been developing and promoting healthy relationship education in the US and UK for over 5 years. She has most recently helped LMK build its Youth Advisory Board.

Louise YalonetzkySafeguarding Advisor

Louise Yalonetzky

Safeguarding Advisor

Louise is an experienced safeguarding professional; she has been the DSL in two secondary schools and the deputy safeguarding lead in a primary school. She has worked alongside other professionals including Children’s Services, CAMHS and nurses in order to ensure the safety of everyone in her care. Since completing a train-the trainer course, Louise has run level 2 safeguarding training for educators, youth workers and NHS professionals both in-school and with Harrow LSCB. She has also been the Looked After Coordinator supporting children in-care within the school setting. As part of her role as DSL in a culturally diverse Secondary School, Louise chaired a Cultural Safeguarding committee alongside parents, governors and community leaders in order to focus on culturally specific safeguarding concerns including FGM and forced marriage. She has also worked with parent-ambassadors to train parents on internet safety in a number of school settings. Louise is delighted be the safeguarding Advisor at LMK.

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