Meet The Team

Find out more about the staff at Forward Ever Education

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David Williams

Chief Executive Officer

David Williams has been consistently delivering services to young people from 1992 fulfilling a variety of roles across London and delivering Training Programmes and Consultancy support to youth organisations across the UK.

He has:

An extensive history of youth service management, training and development.
Strong background in youth crime prevention, youth related training, youth–focused programme/project development, CPD and youth-focused multi-agency approaches and co-ordination of youth work in the Secure Estate.

Strong line-management, supervision and operational oversight experience.
Across 20 years in progressive roles across London and the South-East Region.

Refined relationship-building skills
Experience of working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders maintaining healthy relationships.

Sound experience in Education Provision
Post 16 Education, PSHE Workshops, PRU Teaching and Behaviour Management.

Sound experience in the Secure Estate and Criminal Justice sector
Co-ordinating and delivering education and support interventions to young people pre, during and post Secure Estate.


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Lawrence Hill

Director of Music Programmes

Experience

  • 8 Years experience teaching music performance and music production in both the secondary and further education sectors
  • 2 years experience working closely with learners with special education needs
  • A wide range of music industry experience including recording, production, live performance, record label managment and band leading
  • 6 years experience designing curriculum and assessments for BTEC and University of Arts Awarding Body qualifications

Key Skills

  • Instrumental Skills - guitar, keys and bass
  • Music Production
  • Curriculum Design
  • Active Learning (learning by doing and working in groups)

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship
  • PGCE Further and Higher Music Education

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Lorena Jean

Associate Psychological Therapist

Lorena Jean, a mother of two has shown dedication to helping others since her teenage years. Following her mother's footsteps in social services, she achieved a BA Hons degree in Psychosocial Studies and Post Graduate Degree in Psychological Therapy.

She holds a certification as an Addictions Counselor in Canada and Certified Intervention Practitioner

Over the past 28 years, Lorena’s career has taken her from the United Kingdom to Bermuda. Her passion as a dedicated Practitioner has consistently fast-tracked her client’s route to recovery from years to months. Through private, public, and non-profit sectors, she continues to bring hope, happiness, acceptance, growth, self-compassion and peaceful balance to the all lives in need of some support.

Lorena's life has been touched personally and professionally through working with young offenders & unaccompanied minors addressing gender-specific, mental health/drug treatment courts, homelessness, co-occurring disorders, domestic violence, parenting, outreach support, addiction, disaster, trauma-informed care and the importance of community connection to a diverse population.

In 2017 Lorena left Bermuda and moved to Antigua where she began working with the International Federation of Red Cross appeal for Antigua and Barbuda. Here she spearheaded the programs and activities for children and families affected by the disaster, including the rebuilding of Barbuda post-hurricane Irma.

Lorena continues to work with the Red Cross National Society and give back to the wider community through her private practice. Her continuous collaboration with the public and private sector has revived her love for working with each client flexibly and holistically using a variety of techniques such as mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution Focused, Acceptance Commitment Therapy to explore what works best for the individual. This has assisted her with the tools to meet the growing need, especially through the pandemic.


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Kiran Bangerh

Associate Facilitator for Therapeutic Hip Hop



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Sarah Telman

(Youth Mentor/Tutor)

Sarah has pursued her passion for Youth Work and Education over an 18 year career. She has a diverse skill-set as a Mentor, Music Teacher and a Tutor of Violin, Vocal Performance and Music Theory.
She has worked in schools, colleges and youth centres, in the community, in homes and online, either one-to-one, in groups or classes.
Sarah has developed a non-judgemental and inclusive, person-centred approach to working with young people to suit each individual's interests, abilities and challenges.
Drawing upon her extensive training, experience and valuable resources, she has developed a successful methodology which aims to be holistic by creating a balance between disciplined goal-setting, developing a good work ethic and encouraging creative expression, empowerment and wellness.
As a freelance artist in her own right, Sarah has worked with countless projects as a Vocalist, Violinist and entertainer. Although she was classically-trained from childhood, her 17 year career has largely explored her passion for Urban, Electronic, Roots, Soul and Popular Music.
She has performed live or recorded with the likes of; Goldie, Congo Natty, Jehst, Akala, DJ Yoda, Swedish House Mafia, Courtney Pine, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Ginger Baker (Cream), Nitin Sawhney, Joss Stone, No  Lay, Liam Bailey, Ayanna Witter Johnson, Craig Charles and most prolifically as her character 'Mary Jane' in Oh My God! It's the Church.
Her live performance resume includes shows on main stages at Glastonbury, Bestival, Wilderness and Shambala Festivals, and at hundreds of venues UK and worldwide, including: Alexandra Palace, Roundhouse, KOKO, O2 Academies (3 in London & Leeds), Kentish Town Forum, 100 Club, Ronnie Scott’s, Electric Ballroom, Jazz Cafe, Electric Brixton, Manchester Albert Hall, Band on The Wall, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall.