ABOUT THE TEAM 

Read the profiles of our Team of Trainers, Assessors and IQA’s

Meet the Team 

Diane Thomas

Diane Thomas

Owner / Director

Diane is the owner and Director of Concept Academies. Diane gained her initial experience of training within the Corporate banking field after a successful managerial career.

Diane has run her own successful training company for over 25 years delivering management development training and consultancy to many corporate bodies, and Concept Academies was established as subsidiary to this in order to focus upon the growing requirement for teacher training and assessment qualifications as well as a focus towards on-line learning.

As well as being the strategic focus for the organisation, Diane comes alive within the classroom environment where her delivery skills have been described as energising, motivational, inspirational (and sometimes unorthodox!) but always professional and successful.

Diane’s skills lie in designing engaging programmes which deliver knowledge, skills and understanding

A people focused person, Diane prides herself on knowing every learner that registers with Concept Academies and takes a personal interest in their progress and successful qualification achievement.

Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas

Finance Director

Graham is the financial controller within Concept Academies, but takes an active role in supporting all of the administration functions. You may come across Graham as your initial point of contact when telephoning or emailing us.

Alison Young

Alison Young

Office Admin / Assessor / Tutor

Alison spent the early part of her career as a qualified teacher. Alison’s specialism was dealing with ‘Special Needs’ and also English, giving her a prime advantage when switching from children’s learning to the Adult learning environment. When not assessing learners, Alison provides support in the day-to-day running of the Concept office. 

Alison is the first point of call for any learners requiring functional skills support enabling them to easily achieve the required entry requirements for many of the qualifications we deliver.

Outside of the office Alison is a keen book lover, being a member of the local book club, as well as enjoying many aspects of crafting activities.  She is also a keen walker.

 

Joanne Bown

Joanne Bown

Tutor, Assessor / IQA

Jo is an experienced Early Years Teacher as well as a personal tutor and mentor for new early years teacher trainees. Although Jo achieved her degree BSc(Hons) in Opthalmic Optics her career has gravitated towards Education and Training over the years.

A fully qualified assessor, Jo is the person who provides constructive, motivating but precise feedback on learners assignments, helping them to achieve their qualifications quickly and efficiently. Jo also teaches on our Education and Training programmes both on tutorial and micro-teach sessions.

Outside of work with 2 early teenage children Joanne enjoys many outdoor activities such as running, swimming, hiking and camping.

Kath Vick

Kath Vick

Assessor / Tutor / IQA

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Ellen Kerr

Ellen Kerr

Assessor / Tutor / IQA

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Dylan

Dylan

Office Stress Reliever

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