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Our Team

Our Team

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Hannah Wilson portrait

Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson is our Director, she is the Co-Founder and she works full time as an independent leadership development consultant, coach and trainer with a specialism in DEI. She grows our community, organises our events and designs/ delivers our training offer. She is a former Executive Headteacher, PGCE Leader and Teaching School Leader.

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Bennie Kara

Bennie Kara is our Co-Founder. She inspired the inaugural event and after 20 years in schools as a teacher and leader, she now works full time as a speaker, trainer and consultant on the curriculum. She is the author of ‘A Little Guide for Teachers: Diversity in Schools’ and the Co-Editor of ‘Diverse Educators: A Manifesto’.

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Adrian McLean

Adrian McLean is an associate coach, consultant and trainer. He is a former Headteacher and a current trust lead for character and personal development.

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Amy Sayer

Amy Sayer is an associate, consultant, mental health trainer and content writer. She is a diversity advisor for the Chartered College of Teaching. She is the author of the book ‘Supporting staff mental health in your school’.

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Audrey Pantelis

Audrey Pantelis is an associate coach, consultant and trainer. She is a former Headteacher of a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities school and a current Diversity, Equity and Inclusion consultant and leadership coach.

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Cathy Anwar

Cathy Anwar is an associate education leadership and equalities consultant and trainer. She is a former CEO, Senior HMI and Headteacher.

Catrina Lowri portrait

Catrina Lowri

Catrina Lowri is an associate trainer. She is neurodivergent and founded Neuroteachers to share her passion for neuro inclusion through training and consultancy. She is a former SENCO and Advisory Teacher.

Emma Sheppard portrait

Emma Sheppard

Emma Sheppard is an associate trainer. She is the founder of The Maternity Teacher Paternity Teacher Project. She is the editor of the MTPT book: A Guide to Teaching, Parenting and Creating Family Friendly Schools: The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project Handbook.

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Ian Timbrell

Ian Timbrell is an associate trainer. He is an education consultant and trainer, supporting schools to develop their provision for LGBT+ pupils and their RSE curriculum. He has worked in education for 15 years and is a former Deputy Headteacher.

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Jo Brassington

Jo Brassington is an associate trainer. They are a former primary school teacher and the Co-Founder of Pride and Progress, a podcast and soon to be book for LGBTQIA+ educators.

Rachel Clarke portrait

Rachel Clarke

Rachel Clarke is an associate trainer. She is the Co-Founder of Promote Equality, a lecturer at Cardiff Met University and she is a former Deputy Headteacher of an inner-London primary school.

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Yamina Bibi

Yamini Bibi is an associate trainer. She is an Acting Deputy Headteacher of an inner-London secondary school and a regional leader for #WomenEd. She is the author of ‘A Little Guide for Teachers: Thriving in Your First Years of Teaching’.

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Zahara Chowdhury

Zahara Chowdhury is an associate trainer. She is an EDI Business Partner at a university and the founder of the School Should Be podcast.

Meet our associates who have recorded a welcome message for our video gallery.

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Our fantastic team of #DiverseEd Associates have written, edited and contributed to a number of brilliant educational books to help you and your team in making your school, college or trust more inclusive.

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Operational Team

Blue Hall Portrait

Blue Hall

Blue Hall is our brand designer, she has worked with us since we formalised into a company and she designed our branding, our logo and all of our media assets.

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Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson is our web designer, he built our website, he manages our monthly newsletters and he is the technical host and editor for all of our virtual events.

Sarah Ross portrait

Sarah Ross

Sarah Ross is Executive Assistant to Hannah Wilson, the Director of Diverse Educators. She is a former picture editor, an ecommerce business owner and a postnatal doula.