Here at One Vision we believe we have some of the best staff in the industry. Every staff member is passionate about supporting our students to achieve their full potential. Meet the team below
As CEO of One Vision Studios working closely with the board of trustees, I am responsible for managing, creating, planning and implementing the strategic direction vision and growth of the organisation. I am proud to say that along with the help of members of a free speech group back in 1998 I was one of the founders of the organisation. With the input from our amazing students and staff team, along the way we have been on an incredible journey and together have steered One Vision to what it is today. It is such a great organisation to work for and I just wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, a dream come true.
Natalie joined the team in February 2018 after 20 years teaching at Hope School and College. She brings with her a wealth of experience in supporting individuals with additional needs as well as managing behavioural strategies. She joined the senior management team at Hope in 2010 and was transition co-ordinator for the College leavers. Outside of work she enjoys art, sewing and spending time with her 5 children and 4 grandchildren! She has brought many fresh ideas to the Vis and we are very lucky to have her on the team!
New to the team in August 2018, Lynne has had an extensive working career and brings with her a wealth of experience in teaching and supporting individuals with additional needs. Starting her career as a nursery nurse she progressed to be a classroom assistant, care worker and leisure lead before completing her teacher training in 1995. Outside of work Lynne is a keen cyclist and also enjoys ski-ing. Welcome to the team Lynne
Vanessa joined the team in 2017 after 5 years teaching primary education. She has over 10 years experience as a teaching assistant prior to this and also runs her own craft business. She completed her teacher training at Edge Hill University and will be leading the media programme from August. Outside of work Vanessa spends time with her family and is also a keen photographer and dog trainer.
Louise has been working at One Vision for over 2 years after working for another service provider for 3 years previously. She started off her journey as session worker before proving herself and gaining promotion to session leader in 2018. She brings with her lots of enthusiasm and a passion for health and wellbeing. Louise heads the catering team and is keen to improve the independent living skills and hospitality skills of our members. She has completed her Level 3 in Health and Social Care Diploma. Outside of work Louise spends time with her 2 boys and is also enjoys the gym and weightlifting, she has recently completed the London Marathon.
Karen has spent the last 3 years working at One Vision over the school holidays but she finally joined the team full time in August 2018. Prior to this Karen has spent over 15 years supporting the students of Hope College. She is a familiar face to many of our transition students and we are very lucky to have her on the team. Outside of work Karen likes to spend time with her family and dogs.
Jude joined the team in August 2018. Previously she has spent 9 years working for Hope College and filled a variety of roles there such as independent travel co-ordinator and Teaching Assistant. She is passionate about social inclusion and loves involving members with activities in the community. When she’s not at One Vision Jude loves being active and spends many a weekend camping and walking.
Beth first joined the team in 2014 after graduating from Lancaster University with a first class honours in Psychology. She originally supported the media programme before taking a year long career break to travel. She re-joined the team as session leader last year and teaches a range of media activities from film making to sci-fi club and everything in between. She also has a keen passion for sport & fitness and brings this passion to One Vision. Beth has completed 8 marathons, an ultra marathon and an ironman, in September she is returning to University to train as a Physiotherapist. She will continue to support at One Vision and we look forward to the new skills she will bring back with her.
Emma joined the team in June 2016 after working as a teaching assistant for 4 years. She has completed her level 2 and 3 teaching assistant qualifications and also studied floristry for a number of years. She brings a creative side to the team and has been working hard in the Construction department for the last year. Outside of work Emma is preparing for her first baby and will be taking some time off later this year to look after him. She will be greatly missed but we look forward to her rejoining next year.
Lydia joined the team in June 2018. Before joining our team, Lydia worked in Primary Education for 6 years as a teaching assistant. Lydia brings great enthusiasm with her to One Vision and is always ready to have a laugh. In her spare time Lydia loves reading and going for walks with her friends and dogs.
Amanda has over 15 years experience working with adults and children with additional needs. She joined the team in 2015 and has brought with her a real passion for improving communication and supporting independent living skills. She is fluent in sign language and is currently undergoing training to teach other signalong. Outside of work Amanda loves spending time with her little boy and family, she has recently got engaged and we look forward to the Wedding of the year in 2020!
Katie first discovered One Vision in 2015 after working at a family cafe on site, she volunteered through her summer holidays before joining the team as an apprentice in June 2016. Katie studied Photography at College and brings these skills to the media department with her. She successfully completed her apprenticeship in 2018 and gained a full time position on the team, it has been brilliant to see Katie grow in confidence during her time here and we’re very proud of our first apprentice!
Lara joined the team in August 2018 after a successful work placement she completed with the Princess Trust. She has studied Sport at College and we know she will be a great addition to the Health and Wellbeing team. Outside of work she plays for St Helen’s ladies football and has obtained her level 2 in Football Coaching, we look forward to her getting involved with the One Vision Superstars!
Jakki has spent time volunteering at Wigan and Leigh Hospice but has also spent the last two summers volunteering at One Vision. She is currently completing her Health and Social degree at Liverpool John Moore’s University, we were very happy to add her to the One Vision summer staff team after her hard work the last couple of years!
Due to the rapid growth and expansion of the company a position opened up for company bursar. Carrie joined the team in June 2018 and brings with her an impressive skillset. She is proficient in all aspects of administration and finance and ensures everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. She has also completed her preparing to teach qualification and is capable of running sessions for our members. Outside of work Carrie spends time with her young children and also has a successful cake making business. A great addition to the team.
Dean is in charge of keeping the grounds and the building in tip top shape. He is skilled in all aspects of ground work including joinery, maintenance and gardening. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his son as well as a variety of sports such as football and fishing.