Our staff

If you're not sure who to contact, email us on enquiries@sapere.org.uk and we'll forward your message to the right person. Alternatively, give us a call on 01865 408333 (01865 408345 for finance queries).

Our P4C training team
Our operations team
Our finance team
Our communications team

Our P4C training team

Alison Allsopp, our National Training Manager, is responsible for

  • quality assurance of SAPERE P4C courses and training
  • trainer support and development
  • liaison with and support and advice for SAPERE Going for Gold Schools
  • monitoring of the SAPERE School Award application process, including Gold Award visits
  • managing SAPERE’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme

Jen Simpson, our Assistant National Training Manager, is responsible for

  • supporting the management of our training provision
  • supporting the recruitment and development of our trainers, including quality assurance
  • leading on the SAPERE Awards scheme

Our operations team

Kathryn Puncher deals with day-to-day operations, including administration of courses, bookings and our P4C Awards scheme.

Our finance team

Finance team contacts: tel 01865 408345, email accounts@sapere.org.uk

Naghza Khokhar, our Accountant, is responsible for

  • financial reporting, including monthly management accounts
  • assisting the Chief Executive to deliver SAPERE’s financial strategy
  • ensuring SAPERE complies with all financial accounting and reporting requirements
  • delivering effective and efficient financial processes and controls
  • safeguarding SAPERE’s assets through continuous risk management.

Sue Sweetland, our Contracts Manager, is responsible for

  • issuing contracts, including INSET and Going for Gold contracts
  • ensuring that accounting records are accurate and complete
  • preparing and paying supplier invoices and staff payroll
  • monitoring and reconciling SAPERE's bank accounts

Thomasin Silk, our Finance Assistant, is responsible for

  • assisting with the processing of transactions, including raising sales invoices, recording payments and processing invoices
  • ensuring that our accounting records are accurate and complete
  • handling all general account queries

Our communications team

Clare Woodcock, our Communications Manager, is responsible for

  • delivering SAPERE's communications with internal and external audiences, including trainers, members, teachers, schools, and the wider education community
  • developing SAPERE's digital presence, including the website and social media channels
  • handling media enquiries and developing SAPERE's media profile


Amelia Foster, our CEO is responsible for the implementation of SAPERE's strategic plan, reporting to the Board of Trustees and working with staff and trustees. In particular, this involves

  • strategy development, ensuring that all decisions and actions are in the interests of SAPERE’s beneficiaries
  • organisational oversight and planning, including maintaining a culture that reflects SAPERE’s core values
  • overall financial management of the charity
  • oversight of sales, marketing and public relations
  • fundraising
  • project and staff management