Who are we
In its broadest, schoolsworkUK is about every Christian who works in and visits schools across the UK, passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and young people.
The project is run by schools workers, based in Luton.
Amy Tolmie (née Stock) started working in schools in 2002, moving to work with the local schools work team in Luton in 2005. Amy started the project as director at its launch in November 2007 and continues to be excited by the vision to connect, resource and train Christians who are passionate about reaching out to children and young people in the environment where they spend most of their time growing up. Amy is the Project Director of schoolsworkUK. You can email her here.
Lahna Pottle has been working in secondary schools since 2011, and joined the SchoolsworkUK team in June 2016 as the 16-19s Specialist. Lahna has worked with young people in churches, on estates, in secondary schools and colleges, and in drop-in centres. She completed a BA in Theology and Youth Ministry and is passionate about seeing young people empowered to live life in all its fullness. You can email Lahna here.
Chris Curtis was the pioneer behind schoolsworkUK and helps oversee the running of the project. Chris has been working with young people over the last three decades through work in schools and is CEO of Youthscape, the organisation that schoolsworkUK belongs to. Youthscape also comprises selfharmUK, Romance Academy, the local Youthscape work in Luton and is involved in running the Youthwork Summit.
Lat Blaylock RE Advisor, RE Today
Wayne Dixon Development Worker, Scripture Union
Paul Friend Director, South West Youth Ministries
Susie Mapledoram DYO, Manchester
Nigel Roberts Schools Resource Manager, YFC
Phil Wray Director of Regional Ministries, SU Scotland
John Fryer Primary Concern
David Howell Christian Youth Work, Networks and Training