Nicole Joseph

Head of Youth Community Services

“I have over thirty years’ experience of working in the public sector with vulnerable young  people and their families. Over fifteen of those years have been spent directly managing and leading multi-agency teams dealing with both strategic and operational issues in order to meet the needs of families and young people experiencing personal challenges. I have extensive experience of commissioning and have led on marketing and funding strategies in order to generate income”.

 

Specialist Areas:
Trauma and Resilience, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Creativity and Personal Development within an SEND context

Interests:
Communication and Creativity. Cycling, Outdoor Swimming

 

 

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Education Department

GEMMA SARSFIELD
Lead Tutor

“I joined the YMCA in February 2018 and have worked in education for almost ten years. After completing a degree in Physical Education, followed by a PGDE, I began my teaching career as a Sports Lecturer in a Sixth Form College before venturing to South Africa to work with underprivileged children. My role with the YMCA involves both overseeing, and delivering, a range of sports based vocational qualifications to young people aged 11-18 years”.

Specialist Areas: 
Anatomy and Physiology, Early Intervention for Mental Health, Challenging Behaviour, SEND, SEMH, Sports Coaching

Interests:
Basketball, Bodybuilding, Rugby Fives.

KATE HARVEY
Tutor

Specialist Areas:
Sports Coaching and Development, Contemporary Issues in Sport, SEND, SEMH, Trauma

Interests:
Cricket, Rugby Fives.

MICHAEL CORNEILLE
Tutor

Specialist Areas:
Mentoring and Personal Development, SEND, SEMH, Curriculum Development

Interests:
Boxing, Cycling, Football.