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. 

David Walford joined the SchoolsworkUK team in April 2018 as the Christian Schools Work Specialist. David has spent a number of years in church youth work and graduated from St Mellitus College with a degree in Youth Ministry and Theology. He is helping to deliver Christian schools work on the ground in Luton and developing new approaches and resources for Christian schools work nationally. You can email David 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 selfharmUKRomance Academy, the local Youthscape work in Luton and is involved in running the National Youth Ministry Weekend.