Janus Learning consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced tutors. We access regular training to better understand our students and are committed to continually improving our skills, knowledge and learning offer.
Susie specialises in community archaeology with young people, including working on the BBC series “Story of England” and leading summer school excavations. She has written and facilitated education packs for the University of Leicester and Jewry Wall Museums and has delivered outreach programs in primary and secondary schools across the East Midlands. Before turning her passion for all things old into a career, she worked in and later managed residential homes for young people with learning, emotional or behavioural difficulties, specialising in the provision of topic based learning for residents out of mainstream education within the homes and using local amenities. She has also written educational resources for a national children’s charity and is a guest lecturer for the Aim Higher program and at universities throughout the UK. Susie has volunteered as a Youth at Risk life coach, working with young people on the cusp of exclusion in a local secondary school, and has over 10 years experience of running youth clubs in the area.
Jacqui has extensive experience of operating her own businesses, as well as successfully running several youth activities including a regular group for teen girls, opportunities for young carers and holiday activities for primary and secondary school children. Before joining the Foundation team, she volunteered for Relate offering life coaching and counselling support for families and young people. She has also worked as a constituency worker for an M.P. for several years, liaising with families who had barriers to communicating directly with government agencies. Jacqui’s experience of working with hard to reach young people has included developing a city centre E2E program and outreach work supporting individuals and families within their own homes and communities.
Sport, Art and KS3 Tutor
Rob is a talented artist, footballer and musician and song writer working in the music industry when not teaching. He has led sessions with a diverse range of young people including primary school children, anti-social outreach groups and SEN groups. Rob can turn his hand to most subjects, and uses his wide range of experiences outside of the classroom to deliver creative lessons. Rob currently delivers BTEC Sport as well as OCNWM units in life skills.
3D Art Tutor
Amanda runs her own successful business creating leather objects and works of art from commissions and display pieces. She has worked as a Learning Assistant and SENCO co-ordinator for 5 years in secondary schools, including teaching leather craft both within the curriculum and during after school clubs. Amanda has experience of working with young people with ASD, ADHD and severe challenging behaviours and has joined our team to deliver BTEC Art and Design.
Health and Social Care and Art Tutor
Emma is an ex-social worker with extensive experience of working with young people in colleges, schools and within her own art workshop company. She has spent the last few years delivering and assessing the Health and Social care syllabus in FE colleges, and offering art and craft workshops across the country at festivals and schools.
Kenna’s work experience is diverse, ranging from the production of cosmetics to baking professional cup cakes for weddings. Her interest in human biology, health and fitness has seen her take over the sport department effectively. She is currently delivering BTEC Sport and PHSE units.
Maths and English Functional Skills and GCSE English teacher
Sarah has delivered maths and English in FE colleges and schools, and is currently studying to become a literacy specialist. She is an experienced teacher, with a passion for English literature, who can deliver innovative lessons to meet the needs of her students.