Meet the Team

Mark Pickering

Managing Director &
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Steve Mitchell

Head of Pastoral Care &
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Julie Wilson

Deputy Head of Care

Nicky White

Deputy Head

Stuart Folkes

Head of Education

Shannon Kelly

Supervisor & Mentor

Billy Padgen

Supervisor & Mentor 

Oscar Leach


Jack Leatherbarrow

Games Programming  & Mentor

Jack Dyson

Editor & Videographer

Hector Rutter

Gaming Assistant 

Toby Marlow

Gaming Assistant

Ellis Young

Gaming Assistant

Marcus Goodyear

Gaming Assistant

Gavin McKenzie

Gaming Assistant 

Riley Boswell

Gaming Assistant

Reagan Loftus

Gaming Assistant 

Robin Poltok

Gaming Assistant


Gaming Assistant 

Miles Rickman

Trainee Gaming Assistant

Some valued members of our staff don’t walk on two legs, we have a therapy dog who joins us daily. There are also two big fish tanks, one of which houses our piranha! Our dog is very gentle, fully vaccinated & is always supervised. She is not allowed downstairs. We are happy to meet the assistants dogs of young people onto the premises. 

All parts of our centre are accessible for wheelchair users & those with reduced mobility.

If they can resist the retro games machines in reception, young people can free-flow with their mentor between the console or computer gaming rooms offering Roblox, Fortnite, Minecraft & many others. Our virtual golf room doubles as a chill-out space or young people can get energetic in the VR room. Perhaps livestreaming & creative media takes their fancy in which case, they’ll want to see upstairs!

Our sessions are low-demand & can also be online for those young people unable to physically attend for whatever reason.