Dr. Angela Brown
Angela trained and qualified as a teacher in 1975. Her interest in sociology and social policy led her into the field of social work where, as a qualified social worker, she worked in teams of child protection and child psychiatry. In 1983 she returned to teaching in colleges of Further and Higher Education. Her portfolio of teaching experience includes; Diploma in Social Work, Residential Social Work, Bereavement Counselling, writing in-service courses, A-Level and GCSE English, Sociology, GNVQ Health and Social Care, Supply teaching in both primary and secondary school,. Early Years Course Leader CACHE Nursery Nursing P/T Course, developing and delivering the HNC and HND Early Childhood Studies. Her work has involved supervising and enabling students from Foundation Stage through to degree level. Progression for the care sector is an issue which she is passionate about.
Angela is Chair of England and England’s employer representative for the UK on the Playwork Education and Training Council. She is a Board of Trustee for Skills Active, a member of National Training Council and a local authority workforce development strategy group.
Angela has achieved a Doctorate in Workforce Development in Children and Adult Care and is presently Chief Executive Officer of Training in Care Ltd a training academy delivering accredited courses and bespoke professional development training to the sector. She is also CEO of The Care People Community Interest Company; a delivery model incubator for care professionals.
Mrs Viv Muirhead
Viv is currently Training in Childcare's senior tutor. Her background includes over 30 years in the care sector, specialising in working with children with behaviour problems.
After graduating as a teacher working with adults, and has for the past 10 years developed professional training packages in Early Years, Health and Social Care and Playwork. Her portfolio of teaching includes: Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in Early Years, Levels 1, 2 and 3 Playwork, and Classroom Assistants stages 1 and 2, and bespoke professional development courses. She has worked with secondary schools in Sunderland to introduce a care career structure for 14 to 16 year old pupils.
Viv is responsible for organising the delivery of T.I.C. training, as well as developing additional T.I.C. products for the export market. Some of the training materials that she has helped to develop have formed the basis of the in-service professional development.
Mrs Sarah Jolley
Sarah qualified both in Community & Youth Studies and Supporting Teaching and Learning. On achieving her first degree Sarah began her teaching qualification; she has experience of delivering both functional skills and vocational courses in various settings across age groups.
Sarah has a wealth of experience working in the community with adults and young people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. She has also worked extensively and widely within the education system from infants through to undergraduates at university. Sarah has supported many young people to achieve their qualifications, including young people with severe social, emotional and behavioural issues.
She is passionate about assisting children, young people and adults to fulfil their educational potential whilst overcoming obstacles.
Michael Philip Brown LL.B (Hons)
Michael obtained a Law Degree at Bristol University in 1970 and in 1973 qualified as a solicitor. He subsequently became a partner in a multidisciplinary practice and dealt with a wide variety of aspects of the law in the course of a legal career lasting almost 40 years. Ultimately Michael specialised in commercial law until his retirement from practice in 2010 when he became a director of Training in Care Ltd. In addition to his responsibilities as director Michael handles all contractual and related legal matters for the company and oversees, with the professional advice of the company accountant, the financial running of the company.
Mrs Sheldon Bainbridge
Sheldon joined Training in Care in 2012 as an administration assistant with AAT level 3 Diploma in Accounting. She progressed to Financial Administrator after undertaking AAT level 4 Diploma in Accounts. Sheldon is responsible for the tracking of student information relating to government contracts, and monitors the financial structure within The Care People Community Interest Company.
Miss Fay Brown
Fay graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Veterinary Biosciences in June 2013. She has been working for Training in Care for six years doing administrative work during vacations.