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our wonderful staff team

At Inspired Schools we are passionate to make a difference in young people’s lives, we want to create more active, healthier and happier schools.

Our vision is to impact schools across the United Kingdom, reducing childhood obesity by getting children and families active. We want to help children to engage more with their learning, through incorporating our products, projects and training throughout the schools, we know that increasing physical activity via physical education coaching can improve attainment, attendance and behaviour

Our Team

We are so proud of our staff team and what we have achieved, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, during which we were fully functional.  We all share the same passion and drive help children, schools and families become healthier, more active, all whilst having FUN.

Meet the Team profiles

Natasha Lovell

Natasha Lovell

Head of Schools and Community Development

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Natasha Lovell

Head of Schools and Community Development

Natasha Lovell
Joe Syvret

Joe Syvret

School Sports Coach

During his spare time Joe coaches and plays cricket and hockey, for Wembdon Cricket Club and Bridgwater Hockey Club. He is also a coach for the Middlezoy Junior Football club...

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Joe Syvret

School Sports Coach

Joe Syvret

During his spare time Joe coaches and plays cricket and hockey, for Wembdon Cricket Club and Bridgwater Hockey Club. He is also a coach for the Middlezoy Junior Football club for the U13s team which he has done since the team first started playing football at 6 years old and has followed them up through the age groups. Joe also enjoys taking part in pub quizzes, using his vast knowledge on sport and Marvel films to his teams advantage!

AKA – Community Joe

Qualifications, Coaching experience and achievements:

  • FA Level 2 Football Coach
  • ECB Level 2 Coaching Young People and Adults Cricket Coach
  • FA Youth Module 1 & 2
  • Level 2 Hockey Coach
  • Former Exeter City FC Advanced Development Centre coach
  • Football Coach in the USA – Summer ’15 & ’16 with Challenger Sports
  • Previous Inspired Somerset apprentice
  • 2018 Somerset Young Cricket Coach Of The Year
Niall Carr

Niall Carr

School Sports Coach

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Niall Carr

School Sports Coach

Niall Carr
Aaron Deeks

Aaron Deeks

Forest School and Primary Teacher

Dedicated teacher with experience working with students in all areas of the primary curriculum with ICT being a particular area of expertise. Committed to social and academic...

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Aaron Deeks

Forest School and Primary Teacher

Aaron Deeks

Dedicated teacher with experience working with students in all areas of the primary curriculum with ICT being a particular area of expertise. Committed to social and academic growth and developing every child to be successful
learners.

EDUCATION
PGCE | JULY 2019 | SOMERSET SCITT
Awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education
BACHELOR OF ARTS | JULY 2018 | RICHARD HUISH COLLEGE
Sports Development and Coaching degree graduated with second-class honours.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER | DUNSTER FIRST SCHOOL | SEP 2021-FEB 2023
• Worked with teachers and parents to organise interventions addressing additional needs and tailor support for complex needs.
• Worked closely with other teachers to ensure updates and developments in curriculum were agreed and included in lesson plans.
• Used innovative information and communication technology (ICT) to motivate and engage pupils.
• Curriculum champion of computing for the Federation. Implemented new computing scheme of work into school which enhanced pupils and teachers understanding of the computing curriculum.

PERSONAL INTERESTS
• Understanding data management through a structured file management system to allow data to be easily accessible.
• Effectively communicating with parents, pupils, and staff to build rapport and relationships.
• Multi-tasking enhanced understanding on importance of time management and prioritisation. Both played a vital role in effectively teaching within a KS1 class.
• Developed technical/computing skills through being ICT lead which enhanced lesson planning and delivery.
• Researching and evaluating data to inform and support future practice.
• Lesson planning and evaluating built understanding of adaptability to meet the needs of the pupils.
• Behaviour management and conflict resolution gave opportunities to show effective communication to de-escalate issues that arose and support pupils with empathy.
• Level 3 Forest School Leader

Sam Armitage

Sam Armitage

Schools Sports Coach

I have a wealth of experience in  coaching where I traveled to the USA back in 2016 to coach football. I also spent several summers in the USA with Camp  America working...

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Sam Armitage

Schools Sports Coach

Sam Armitage

I have a wealth of experience in  coaching where I traveled to the USA back in 2016 to coach football. I also spent several summers in the USA with Camp  America working with children on summer camps. 

I took my previous school team to the King Power Stadium in Lecister to take part in the Premier League Primary Stars finals day. 

In my free time I coach Middlezoy Girls football as well as playing myself for Ilminster Town. In the summer months I play cricket for Roadwater. 

I recently won the FA grassroots coach of the year for youth football. 

My hidden talent is I love to sing 🎤

FA Level 2 in coaching football 

BA Honours in Teaching and Learning with specialism in Behaviour 

ASA Level One Swim Teacher

Frankie Phillips

Frankie Phillips

School Sports Coach

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Frankie Phillips

School Sports Coach

Frankie Phillips
Tom Wall

Tom Wall

School Sports Coach

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Tom Wall

School Sports Coach

Tom Wall
Phil Sheridan

Phil Sheridan

School Sports Coach and Head of CIC Funding

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Phil Sheridan

School Sports Coach and Head of CIC Funding

Phil Sheridan
Holly Meakings

Holly Meakings

Sports Sports Coach

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Holly Meakings

Sports Sports Coach

Holly Meakings

Emily Lancaster

School Sports Coach

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Emily Lancaster

School Sports Coach

Freya Gudge

Freya Gudge

School Sports Coach

Casual hours whilst Jess is studying for her degree.

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Freya Gudge

School Sports Coach

Freya Gudge

Casual hours whilst Jess is studying for her degree.

Charlotte Hooper-Bleeks

School Sports Coach

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Charlotte Hooper-Bleeks

School Sports Coach

Ben jackson

School Sports Coach

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Ben jackson

School Sports Coach

Ella Hooper-Bleeks

School Sports Coach

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Ella Hooper-Bleeks

School Sports Coach

Zak Hughes

School Sports Coach

Hi everyone I’m Zak and I have had the pleasure of working for inspired schools since January of 2022. My coaching journey started when I was 14 when I started helping...

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Zak Hughes

School Sports Coach

Hi everyone I’m Zak and I have had the pleasure of working for inspired schools since January of 2022.
My coaching journey started when I was 14 when I started helping out at ashcott football club, I am still with that same group today as the team manager, as they enter their under 13s season.
I also have the privilege of managing a men’s football team in the yeovil and district league as well as running up Street’s disability football program.
My proudest sporting achievements  is being able to compete at county level or above in Handball and Table tennis (AOC south west champion 2019)
Qualifications:
Level 5 Foundation degree in sports coaching and sports development
Level 2 FA football coaching qualification
Level 2 1stforsport qualification in Multi skills development

Tom Lee

School Sports Coach

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Tom Lee

School Sports Coach

Laurelle Herft

School Sports Coach

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Laurelle Herft

School Sports Coach

Ryan Gallagher

School Sports Coach

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Ryan Gallagher

School Sports Coach

Michelle Dainow

Head of Business Administration

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Michelle Dainow

Head of Business Administration

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