Jamie Turley – Quality Manager
Our Quality Manager, Jamie, has over 10 years’ experience working in education the Primary, Secondary and Further Education sectors as a teacher, assessor, IQA and apprenticeship manager. Specialising in physical education, Jamie has a number of achievements and accolades to date, including: Sky Sports Teacher of the Year for Wales; London 2012 torchbearer, Glasgow 2014 Queen’s baton relay bearer and Sport Wales Young Coach of the year runner-up.
Jamie’s coaching experiences range worldwide, with experience of football at Torino FC and rugby with the Russian national team. Jamie is an adventure activities enthusiast, enjoying canyoning, coasteering, surfing, mountaineering and cycling, amongst activities, in his spare time. He is a Duke of Edinburgh award leader, supporting those who are undertaking expeditions. Jamie has recently completed his Level 5 qualifications in leadership and management to support him in his role as a Quality Manager.
Tracey Ellis – Lead IQA & Assessment Team
Tracey has had various careers since leaving school, working in retail, hospitality, accounting, recruitment and secondary education, before becoming a qualified assessor/trainer and IQA. She has delivered apprenticeship qualifications for nearly ten years in various sectors and at various levels, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Accounting and Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, as well as functional and essential skills.
Tracey has a level 4 Learning and Development qualification and Level 3 Direct Training and Support, as well as various sector-specific qualifications.
Tracey enjoys gardening and walking and is involved in the annual Corwen Walking Festival. Her duties include meeting and greeting visitors to the festival before sending them off for their guided walks around the Berwyn Mountains, and she has been known to tag along with them too!
Gaynor Thomas – IQA & Assessment Team
Gaynor has over 20 years’ experience within education. She taught all Primary age ranges and classes, from Nursery to Year 6, and held leadership positions for Science, ALNCo and Literacy, as well as serving as the Professional Mentor for her school.
Gaynor was selected for a five-year secondment to Welsh Government as an External Mentor, and also took the role of interim Professional Planning Co-Ordinator for north Wales. During this time, Gaynor mentored both school-based and supply NQTs across both Primary and Secondary sectors, and supervised three cohorts of more experienced teachers participating in the Masters in Educational Practice (MEP). She also acted as the mentor liaison with Welsh Government and Cardiff University. Gaynor participated in the Welsh Government working party for reviewing and revising the teacher standards, and the working party to review leadership standards, and is an active panel member for the Education Workforce Council.
Gaynor will bring both her skills and experience as a teacher, as well as her role as a professional mentor, to help you take the next steps in your career.
Angela Williams – IQA & Assessment Team
Angela has many years’ experience of working within early years setting, from being an apprentice to room leader, special educational needs support, safeguarding lead and then nursery manager. She has gained lots of knowledge around the curriculum and how to support children and young people within the school and nursery environment.
Angela is a big believer that an ‘active learning’ environment is very important for each child to explore and develop to their personal capabilities, and to develop their early understanding and skills in ways that will provide a firm foundation for their progression to primary school.
Angela has completed a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood, Care and Education, and achieved a BA (Hons) in Education Studies. She also holds a Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF).
Nikki Ellis – IQA & Assessment Team
Nikki currently lives in Whitchurch, but originally grew up in Flintshire. After gaining a BSc in Sport Science at the University of Wales, she worked her way into training as an assessor, IV and regional team leader with Trafford college in England. Her main subjects are Personal Training, Fitness Instructing, Sports Coaching and PE, STL, Health and Safety, Leisure Operations and Leisure Management.
She is also a qualified indoor cycling, circuits and kettlebells instructor, and a qualified First Aid tutor. Nikki is a keen hockey player, and represented Wales as a teenager. She also enjoys kickboxing, walking her dogs and socialising with family and friends.
Mark Orme – IQA & Assessment Team
Mark worked for Conwy County Council for 10 years within their leisure department, starting off as a Gym Instructor and working his way up to Senior Fitness Officer, with full management responsibility for three fitness sites. Mark has several qualifications within health and fitness, including Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Exercise Referral and Level 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation. In his spare time, Mark still tries to play football, although this is getting harder at his age! He is also a keen runner and mountain walker, and generally just enjoys being active outside!
Adam Ford – Tutor/Assessor/IQA
Adam has over 12 years’ experience within education & sports coaching, working for leading training providers and FE colleges which have specialised in sport, leisure and fitness. Since 2013, Adam has worked in apprenticeships and work-based learning, undertaking roles as a tutor, assessor, IQA, curriculum lead and, more recently, as a designated safeguarding officer. His main subjects are sports coaching and PE, along with fitness instructing.
Adam is also a UEFA B outfield and goalkeeper coach, and he currently works within the Centre of Excellence at Wrexham AFC as a lead age group coach. In addition to this, he is also tutor on some introduction to coaching football and UEFA C courses for The Football Association. Previously, he worked as a community sports coach, going into schools to deliver sport and also running a variety of different sessions, events and holiday camps within the local community, using sport as a tool to engage and keep children, young people and adults active.
Adam is looking forward to gaining further experience with AMT and undertaking further qualifications in the future to upskill and develop in areas such as leadership, management and personal training. Away from work, Adam enjoys watching football, playing 7-a-side, going on holidays, attending concerts and spending time and socialising with his family and friends.
Jordan Hadaway – Tutor/Assessor
Jordan started to gain involvement and experience within sport at an early age with Holywell FC in various roles from community, youth and senior based roles. As his involvement in sport become evident, he also become a young ambassador within sports education in the local authority and coached P.E in primary schools across the county. Jordan has completed many different sporting qualifications from UEFA B license to Level 3 in Multi Skills.
Jordan for a young age has vast experience within sport but football specifically from coaching internationally with Real Madrid, local grassroots teams and now to in the past 4 years being heavily involved in the Elite part of the game. He is currently Head of Elite Phase, Head Coach U19’s and 1st Team Assistant Manager at a football club where he coaches and oversees 60+ a week. He is focus is on player development and is something that really interests him and takes pride in making sure this happens within the position he holds.
Alongside his sporting commitments Jordan pursued further education in Liverpool Hope University where he completed a combined honours degree in Physical Education and Special Educational Needs. In his spare time, Jordan likes to go and watch Everton FC and he likes walking mountains and generally just likes being in sporting environments.
Jennifer Maxwell – Tutor/Assessor
Jennifer has gained a PGCE in Primary Education. In addition to this, Jennifer has achieved a BA Hons in Childhood Studies, a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years, a BTEC Diploma in Sports Science and a Level 2 in Playwork.
Stephen Devaney – Tutor/Assessor
I have been working within the Sports & Fitness Industry for 14 years, in which I have gained a vast amount of
experience about the industry and business.
I pursued a career in the Fitness industry after a career change from Housing/Architecture to follow a passion I always had as a child.
Within 3 years at David Lloyd Leisure, I grew a consistent client base and promoted and ran courses, which
represents a large percentage of gym income over the previous 3 years.
After my time at David Lloyd. Through successful professional development I took on the role of Fitness
Manager at Sports Direct gym and gained fantastic results operational and through working with the personal
trainers to create their own businesses.
This success led me to become General Manager at Lifestyle Fitness in which I thoroughly enjoyed leading a
fantastic team to hitting targets in every month there.
I then transitioned my fitness experience into social media marketing and delivering qualifications for Lifetime
Fitness and qualified in L2 and L3 Education & Training and CAVA respectively.
I take a great interest in all things videography and social media as well as helping people to achieve their goals. I am hardworking, honest, and work well as part of a team or on my own.
- Further Education/Learning
Adobe Video Editing
Adobe After Effects
- Digital Marketing
- Social Media Management
- Email Marketing