Our Team

Work Skills Education staff are experienced and caring professionals – with all of the qualities you would demand when meeting the needs of the children and adults we work with.

 

Dayo Adeagbo

Dayo Adeagbo

Director

Dayo has a varied background in education, including Feltham YOI, where he was Head of Education. Dayo has been an Ofsted inspector, visiting lecturer and university examiner and was a consultant to colleges. He is firmly committed to inclusion and has an MA in Inclusive Education. Dayo strongly believes in the power of education and work skills to change lives. He is passionate about the possibilities of positive change in the lives of all people and this is what has driven his initiatives in Work Skills Learning. He is a keen table tennis player and will do his utmost to play and win.

 

 

Nickie Evans

Nickie Evans

Business Manager

Nickie has several years’ experience writing for a baby and parenting magazine as well as over 15 years PA / Secretarial experience. The position of Business Manager was a great next step from the PA background and with her dealings with the parenting and family industry, brings additional knowledge and insight to this role. The role of Business Manager takes into consideration each and every student as well as each member of staff and is one that Nickie very much enjoys. Nickie is a mum to two girls aged 5 and 15 and loves to write and publish articles in her free time.

Andy Miklusiak

Andy Miklusiak

Centre Manager

Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Education in Technology and Informatics majoring in engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Banking majoring in economics and finance.  Andy’s studies and experiences in both the education and construction sector provide quality opportunities for young people to access real life skills.  Andy is passionate about creating an educational environment in which all students are able to thrive.  In addition to his commitment to Work Skills Learning, Andy is also the Managing Director of his own building firm Interskills Solutions, a family owned business with over 15 years of experience, bringing a wealth of experience with him to Work Skills Learning.  Andy also been a pro volleyball player and has competed in National tournaments. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotles

Helen Jackson

Helen Jackson

Director of Education

Helen has worked in Special Educational Needs for over 20 years. She was a SENCO in a large secondary school in London, has managed an independent special needs organisation and been the head-teacher of an independent special school. Like Dayo, she is committed to inclusion and also completed an MA in Inclusive Education. Helen believes education can be a life changing activity and is proud of her students’ achievements. She has undertaken training for SENCOs as well as for teachers and TAs.

Jacqui Russell-Thompson

Jacqui Russell-Thompson

Deputy Centre Manager

Jacqui holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Westminster.  She has an excellent theoretical understanding of the human learning process, from both the behavioural and cognitive perspective. Jacqui has worked numerous years within Work Skills Learning and has helped co-ordinate and develop the vision and values of the Centre. She has worked closely with students who have special educational needs and is passionate about teaching and learning for educational success.