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Vocational team

Health and Social Care

From left to right: Alice Deacon, Christina Harper, Maddy Phillips, Jane Morris, Lee Furnell, Sherry Evans, Sharon Hempton-Smith, Caroline Beales

From left to right:
Alice Deacon, Christina Harper, Maddy Phillips, Jane Morris, Lee Furnell, Sherry Evans, Sharon Hempton-Smith, Caroline Beales (not pictured: Jim Hughston)

Sharon Hempton-Smith
Qualifications Senior Manager (Vocational Training)

Sharon has worked in the health and social care sector for the majority of her career and in that time has been a registered nurse and completed nursing education at the University of Worcester. Since 2000, Sharon has been involved in vocational learning with what was the Primary Care Trust and when that became Hoople, Sharon took on the role of managing the Vocational Training team.

Other roles in this team:

  • Caroline Beales: assessor
  • Alice Deacon: assessor
  • Sherry Evans: assessor
  • Lee Furnell: assessor
  • Christina Harper: assessor
  • Jim Hughston: assessor
  • Jane Morris: assessor
  • Maddy Phillips: assessor

Other vocational areas

Sally Ware
Functional skills tutor

Sally spent many years in business in Directorship and Company Secretary roles, before retraining as an English tutor, including studying for a CTLLS qualification (Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) with Hoople.

During this time Sally worked for Hereford College of Arts teaching Functional Skills (English and Maths) and GCSE English. In addition, she became Course Leader for the Contact Course (SEN students). Sally has also worked as an English Teacher at an independent school for children aged 11 – 16 with social, emotional and mental health problems.

Childcare and Early Years Education

  • Carole Amos-Gosling: tutor/assessor/internal quality assurance
  • Kirsty Staunton: assessor

Dental Nursing

  • Stacey Knill: tutor/assessor/internal quality assurance

Leadership and Management

  • Wendy Paintin: leadership and management advisor