Meet the Team
A small group of volunteers and support staff make up the P.A.S.T Ways family, we each bring unique experiences, qualifications and perspectives to the classroom. Each member of staff is dedicated to providing the best care to help young people progress to the next stages of their lives. As a staff team we firmly believe that not all young people progress in the same way, so being able to offer our diverse staff expertise provides a varied experience for students.
Our staff are skilled in recognising behaviours in young people, which leads to a better understanding of the individual young person and how to best support them. We then share this knowledge with schools and outside agencies to enable us all to work toward a positive outcome.
Staff Qualifications Include:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
BA (Hons) Drama and Performance
BA (Hons) Nutrition Consultant
Social Emotional Mental Health Training
Diploma to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector (DTLLS)
Counselling for Beginners
Qualified Youth and Community Leader
Safeguarding and Leadership
The Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups
Trauma Informed Care
All staff and volunteers are DBS checked.
Pat Booth (DSL)
Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Pat has over 30 years' experience working with young people and families in this area. Pat grew up in the area and started this project, from scratch, as a labour of love, she is a strong leader for our staff team and loves helping students develop their skills.
Sarah Morton (DDSL)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Sarah has over 10 years of experience working with young people and helps to provide a safe, fun and engaging environment for young people.
Jess, Christine, Charlotte, Vicky, Jade
Staff that you will see day-to-day at P.A.S.T Ways. The staff team are skilled at bringing their personal experiences and professional knowledge together to make learning fun and engaging.
You will often see volunteers at P.A.S.T Ways. They have their own experience and knowledge to share with the young people. Some volunteers are past students of the project, meaning they can provide a unique perspective to young people.
Links with Universities
We have a good relationship with both universities in Sheffield and offer their students an opportunity to work with us on placements. This helps with their ongoing professional development and students progress onto become teachers, social workers, councillors and many other roles involving working with young people.
Behind the Scenes Team
Peter, Andrew, Matt, Samantha, Martin, Julia and Adrian
As we are a charity we have a behind the scenes team of board members. This is made up of a group of professionals, they take care of all the technicalities and support the project in its day-to-day running.