Team Leader & Schools Worker
Carol is lively and has a great sense of humour. She has a passion for children and young people and has worked in a variety of settings. She has experience of leading youth activities where she engages pro-actively and positively with children and young people. She is open in her communication and fair in her responses.
She delivers schools work in a open and engaging manner predominantly in secondary schools but also in some primary schools, delivering assemblies, RE lessons, and various other projects.
She has actively participated with setting up youth-clubs, and running youth residential trips.
Carol comes from a education, medical and pastoral background. Having spent 20 years working in a local Catholic girls’ school, Carol is embracing the exciting challenge of working in a more varied way within secondary and primary schools in Milton Keynes. Her Diploma in The Child and Education enabled her to work within the education system; she was part of the school’s pastoral team in her previous post and was an active member of the chaplaincy team, heading up staff retreats and prayers.
Carol is regularly involved in children’s and youth work within her local church, and she is also involved in summer holiday clubs, youth clubs and residential projects within the community.
She is a trained counsellor, which allows her to support and encourage children, young people and adults emotionally. Carol loves Zumba, cooking and reading. She is resourceful and enjoys connecting people to achieve goals and loves leading the team at MKBT. As Team Leader Carol supports the ongoing work of the team by co-creating a wider range of ways in which children and young people can have the opportunity to explore their faith in a safe environment.
Carol has a strong Christian faith and recently became a minister within her local church. She values the bridges between MKBT and the local churches and wishes to see this connection grow stronger.
She joined the Bridgebuilder team in September 2018 and brings a real sense of fun to the office and to her work with children and young people.