Meet the team!

Abbie Shepherd-Manager of Education Services

‘My favourite thing @HKEdCentre is watching young people develop & grow in confidence, reaching their full potential not only academically but also personally & socially. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is our values of honesty, commitment and inventiveness’.


Meet Kate Thompson- Lead Teacher

‘My favourite thing @HKEdCentre is that every learner is given a fresh start to learn & achieve. I love seeing learners grow in confidence & learn lots of new skills to enable them to reach their future goals. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is that service users are givensafe, inclusive services to reach their full potential’.



Meet Rebekah Arnison- Teacher and pastoral lead

‘My favourite thing about  @HKEdCentre is the supportive atmosphere that everyone gives each other. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is that all of the different services work together to give the most support possible to those who need it’.



Meet Isla Patton – SEND Teacher

I love Humankind Education Centre for many reasons, I love that it represents who I am as a person and provides so many opportunities for our learners. I’m surrounded by the best team and I really enjoy working with our learners, helping them to reach their full potential.



Meet Rebecca Ramsden – Teacher

I love being part of such a supportive team with amazing learners and being able to sing Disney all day long (whether the learners want to or not!)



Meet Dean Cooper – Teacher

I like working at Humankind education centre because we have a team who care for one another and the students. I love to challenge myself and try new things.


Meet Katherine Harding- Teacher and curriculum lead

‘My favourite thing about @HKEdCentre is spending time with our young people & supporting them on their individual learning journeys. Seeing them gain confidence & have pride in their achievements. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is the holistic & inclusive approach to all, both service users & service providers’.


Meet Colette Cook- Claims and Compliance Lead

My favourite thing about  @HKEdCentre is that it’s a happy place, bursting with staff who care about supporting learners to reach their goals. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is that no day is ever the same’!


Meet Kelsey Boyle- Administrator

‘My favourite thing about @HKEdCentre is that we are one team & we all work together to make things achievable & possible-when we do this, we can do anything. Everyone supports each other & there’s a friendly & caring atmosphere at the centre. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is that we are there to support and help people that need it so that they can reach their potential in life’.


Meet Faye Simpson- Assistant Director

‘My favourite thing about @HKEdCentre is the passion, commitment and dedication the team shows on a daily basis to ensure that our learners receive an outstanding provision. Their creativity and innovation consistently amazes me! @Humankind_UK is THE best place to work, providing the opportunity to make a real difference to the people we work with. In an organisation that puts service users at the heart of everything we do, it’s an exciting place to be’.


Meet Sara Allen- Senior Quality and Performance Manager

My favourite thing about  @HKEdCentre is how welcoming and supportive learners and staff are to everyone. This makes it very easy to be yourself and helps learners to get the most out of their time with us. My favourite thing about @Humankind_UK is the wide range of services that Humankind delivers which means that we are able to help so many people when they need it the most’.