Joe Hayman, Chief Executive
Joe Hayman became Chief Executive of the PSHE Association in December 2012. Joe is the former Deputy Chief Executive at education charity ContinYou and a former senior policy advisor at the Youth Justice Board. More recently, Joe has been promoting his first book, British Voices, which looks at the state of UK society from the perspective of members of the public.
Following his appointment, Joe said "I’m delighted to be joining the PSHE Association. Throughout my career, I have been committed to supporting children and young people to achieve the best possible outcomes and the difficult choices facing young people as they grow up is also a topic I cover in my book. I am therefore very excited to have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the sector to raise the quality and status of PSHE education.”
Nick Boddington, Subject Adviser
Following a career teaching Art and Mathematics in both primary and secondary phases Nick discovered PSHE education which eventually led to becoming Lead Senior Adviser for Health and Wellbeing for Essex Local Authority. One of the earliest Ofsted inspectors trained, he has worked in Canada, the USA and as a consultant to the World Health Organisation developing Healthy Schools in Russia. His post graduate work has focused on research, evaluation and school improvement. He is author of a number of PSHE education related publications including the secondary Health for Life and Real Health for Real Lives series. Nick is developing the PSHE Association’s quality standards – including our School Charter; Chartered Teacher and Quality Assurance for teaching resources.
John Dillon, Marketing and Communications Manager
John joined the Association in November 2010. He's a keen advocate for young people's rights, empowerment and personal development having worked as a communications and marketing professional in the youth sector since 2003. He sees much potential in the use of social media and other technology for shared learning, teaching and awareness raising in relation to PSHE education.
Sue Warren, Office Manager & PA to the CEO
Sue has worked in education since 1998. In 2006 she became Project Coordinator for the National PSHE CPD Programme. As part of the national team she worked on the management and development of the programme, coordinating approximately 1800 participants each year and working with local authority advisers throughout the country. Sue joined the PSHE Association in August 2011.
Jenny Barksfield, Training and Development Officer
Following an 8 year career in the NHS before qualifying as a teacher, Jenny has worked in PSHE education for 17 years. She was Head of PSHE education and Citizenship at a large secondary school for 10 years before managing a project for the PSHE Association, exploring different models of delivery and developing resources to support planning and assessment in PSHE education. As Training and Development Officer, she leads our CPD workshops as well as offering individualised training, advice and support in member schools. Jenny is currently studying for a professional doctorate at the University of East London, researching leadership and CPD in PSHE education.