Meet the team

We work to ensure every pupil receives high-quality PSHE education.

Our team bring a diverse range of skills and experience.

We strive to provide an excellent service to our community of over 50,000 practitioners, develop expert resources and guidance, training and support, and communicate the value of the subject to schools, Government, the media and the public.

Chief Executive
  • Jonathan has been Chief Executive of the PSHE Association since September 2016. He was previously the Head of Education at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.

Subject specialists
  • Florence taught PSHE Education across the primary phase for 4 years in Lewisham and continues to teach one day a week to complement her role as Subject Specialist. Before joining the PSHE Association, Florence developed resources on a range of PSHE topics, including financial literacy, community, and inclusion. Florence has also worked with organisations such as the NHS and Public Health England to develop educational resources on physical and mental health.

    When she isn’t working, Florence enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and going to dance classes. She loves learning new things and recently completed a course on writing children’s books.

  • Jenny is our Deputy CEO and leads our Subject Specialist team. The team runs the Association’s CPD training, and offers personalised advice, support and training in member schools. Together with other team members, Jenny develops materials and resources, such as our Programme of Study for KS1-5. Jenny also leads on partnership projects with local authorities, charities and other organisations.

    Jenny has worked in PSHE education for over 20 years, after qualifying as a teacher following an 8 year career in the NHS.  She was Head of PSHE education and Citizenship at a large secondary school for 10 years before taking a secondment to manage a project for us, which led to a full time role establishing the Association’s training and development programme. 

    Jenny is passionate about PSHE education but when she’s not ‘spreading the word’ for PSHE, she can be found either in France or doing Zumba!

  • Sana embarked on her PSHE journey as PSHE lead in a Lambeth primary school and taught in the borough for ten years before joining the PSHE Association as a Subject Specialist. She has experience developing the school’s curriculum, leading on achieving awards such as Healthy Schools Award and working with the wider school community.

    Sana believes PSHE education underpins a robust and effective curriculum and is passionate about supporting educators to deliver a high-quality offer which will support young people not only today but in their future too.

    When Sana isn’t working, she can be found  out with friends exploring the London food scene! She is passionate about the arts, going to the gym and baking treats (which is why she goes to the gym!)

  • Jenny is the Senior Subject Specialist at the PSHE Association, working closely with the Principal Subject Specialist to lead the Subject Specialist team. She has taught PSHE education since qualifying in 2009 and was previously the Team Leader for PSHE and Citizenship in two London schools, roles which included introducing a new PSHE programme of study and co-ordinating the student council.

    Jenny has also completed a Masters in Teaching and Learning. She is passionate about inclusive education for all and has led young people’s LGBT groups in both of her previous schools — empowering them to campaign for their rights and challenge discrimination. She believes that PSHE education is crucial to equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate safe, healthy and happy lives.

    In her spare time Jenny enjoys listening to live music, eating out and walks in the woods with her young family.

  • Sarah began her teaching career in Salford, where she studied for the National PSHE CPD programme and as a result was inspired to implement and lead the subject of PSHE education in two primary schools.

    Her passion and belief in this subject led her into a new role as a PSHE and Healthy Schools advisor for Wigan LA. This gave her extensive experience of working with schools on all aspects of PSHE, delivering training and developing schemes of work. Sarah then moved on to become a Lecturer in Primary Education at Edge Hill University, where she developed undergraduate and postgraduate PSHE education curricular and enjoyed teaching hundreds of trainee teachers every year in all aspects of high quality PSHE education. 

    In her spare time, Sarah loves spending quality time with her family, going on long walks with her Labradoodle and baking birthday cakes for family and friends.

  • During her years as a primary school teacher, Claire studied for the National PSHE CPD programme and was PSHE lead in a large primary school. Since joining the PSHE Association, Claire has written and delivered training programmes to many teachers and leaders, supporting them with planning schemes of work and delivery of high-quality lessons. Claire is committed to equipping teachers with the knowledge, confidence and skills to allow them to make a real difference to the outcomes of their pupils.

    In her spare time, Claire enjoys running, paddleboarding and her volunteer work with animal rescue charities.

  • Liz taught PSHE education for 5 years before joining the Association and firmly believes in the importance of quality PSHE education for all young people. She's passionate about global education and has worked with schools in over 20 countries — sharing best practice and collaborating on international, cross-curricular projects. Liz has also completed a Masters in Education, which focused on policy and the power of language, as well as on how to deliver difficult topics safely and effectively in the classroom.

    In addition to leading CPD training and writing resources, Liz has responsibility for overseeing the Association's Quality Assurance process for resources

    Outside of work, Liz can usually be found attempting to run long distances, planning her next trip away or paddling in the sea somewhere along the Kent coast.

  • Before joining the PSHE Association, Bethan led PSHE education in an 11-18 school in Croydon. Her role included developing a PSHE education programme of study and facilitating students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development across the whole school.

    Bethan has completed both a Master’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education Practice. She has undertaken research exploring the needs of teachers to manage disclosures and teach about domestic violence and abuse, as well as ways to develop higher order thinking skills for students with special educational needs and disabilities. She sees PSHE education as one part of creating a more equal starting point for young people and empowering them to make decisions that reflect their own values and aspirations.

  • Lydia began her PSHE education journey in 2010 after training as a teacher in the London borough of Hackney. She has taught and led the subject across the primary phase, and has direct experience of designing a bespoke curriculum. As an Assistant Headteacher in Personal Development, roles in leading safeguarding and pupil premium have contributed to her methodology of using PSHE education as part of a holistic approach to education.

    Lydia has also worked with other schools in implementing their own PSHE education programme, as well as supporting trainee teachers across the teaching alliance. Lydia firmly believes in the vital contribution that PSHE education has in supporting young people’s wellbeing and preparation for life’s opportunities and challenges.

    In her spare time Lydia enjoys playing and watching grassroots football, occasional drum playing and live music.

  • Karen’s teaching experience lies across both primary and secondary settings within different local authorities. She has held a number of deputy headships and has been a Head teacher. Karen has also worked as a Healthy Schools adviser and a county advisor for PSHE education.

    Karen has led PSHE education in a number of different schools as well as being a school governor with responsibility for PSHE. She has worked for the PSHE Association as a Subject Specialist for the past seven years having initially been both a member and Chair of the PSHE Association Advisory Council. Karen is passionate about the difference that high quality PSHE education can make to children and young peoples’ lives.

Membership and training
  • Megan graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2020 with a business degree. She joined the Association in September 2021, having been part of the Youth Mental Health Ambassadors and hospital board for young people in Essex.

    In her time away from work, Megan is passionate about sport and fitness and loves spending time with her family, friends and rescue dog!

  • Robert handles member queries, administers memberships and training, and develops website content. He joined the PSHE Association in May 2013 as an intern, and has been the Membership Officer since April 2014.

    Robert previously worked at the Citizenship Foundation and assisted in organising the Youth Budget event and promoting the Chance to be Chancellor survey of young people’s political views.

    Robert’s interests include politics, history and science fiction. In his free time he likes to play strategy based computer games, watch documentaries and comedy programmes and meet up with friends.

  • Jamie joined the PSHE Association in January 2019. He is passionate about education and improving the life chances of young people by supporting teachers to deliver high quality lessons.

    When he is not working, Jamie enjoys travelling around the countryside, cycling, walking and wild swimming.

  • Freya joined the PSHE Association in August 2021 after graduating from university, where she was involved in student welfare and anti-racist advocacy. Her current role includes supporting the Association's CPD training and Quality Assurance process, as well as liaising with the members.

    In her free time, Freya enjoys music, reading and spending time with friends!

  • Sue joined the Association in August 2011.  She leads the membership and training team and supports all the operational, financial and governance aspects of the organisation.

    Sue has worked in education since 1998. She was Project Coordinator for the National PSHE CPD Programme with Babcock 4S for 5 years prior to joining the PSHE Association. 

    Sue’s interests include books, theatre, travel and food.  She reads a great deal — mainly on the train to and from work — and loves going to the theatre. Sue enjoys cooking, eating out and travelling around the world sampling different cuisines.

Marketing and Communications
  • John oversees how the Association communicates and engages with a varied audience, from PSHE practitioners to the media and those unfamiliar with PSHE education and its benefits. He also works on a strategic level to support the organisation to translate schools’ needs into tangible improvements to our services.

    John has enjoyed 9 years at the Association and 17 years in the voluntary sector overall, helping youth focussed charities to communicate the importance of their work and market the services they have to offer. He is particularly motivated by the need for all young people to gain access to the skills and opportunities that allow them to reach their full potential and sees PSHE education as a vital subject in this respect.

    With a keen interest in the arts, John’s creative interests include playing guitar, photography and writing. John comes from just outside a little village in the west of Ireland called Ahascragh and enjoys frequent trips back there to water his roots and stock up on fresh air.

  • Sam joined the Association in January 2018, and now works in the marketing and communications team — helping keep members up to date on the latest news, resources and policy changes.

    Sam graduated with a degree in Theology and Religion in 2016. He previously worked as a Transport Coordinator for Children with Special Educational Needs and has spent time teaching English abroad.

    Sam’s interests include reading, Jazz and Art. In his spare time, he can be found swimming or running.

  • Alice is the Digital Product Manager at the Association, where she builds new features for our digital platforms to improve the experience for teachers, leads and other PSHE professionals. She has spent the last decade working in tech and digital in the education, charity and arts sectors.

    In her spare time, she's usually cooking, eating or sewing.