Staff

Julian Stanley

Chief Executive

Julian’s career has encompassed work in the theatre, arts education, community development, economic regeneration and teaching. Since his appointment as CEO in May 2009, the charity has engaged in a number of new research and policy initiatives.  

Julian is a passionate advocate of the benefits of investing in and focussing on the health and wellbeing of the education workforce. Julian often comments in the media on a range of issues affecting teacher wellbeing and writes a regular column in SecED.

Julian lives in Cambridge with his wife who is a psychotherapist, writer and educator. They have three amazing sons and a wonderful dog and cat. 

Charlotte Orsborn

Head of Governance & Operations

As Company Secretary, Charlotte was excited to project manage our recent merger and governance transformation.  Day-to-day Charlotte supports our CEO and Chair in managing Trustee and Committee business in order to facilitate effective decision making and ensures Education Support meets its statutory requirements.

Prior to joining us in April 2013 Charlotte worked in the music industry as an artist manager to a variety of Indie, Pop and Electronic acts. Charlotte has a BA Honours in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University.

When not working, Charlotte enjoys travelling, flea markets, learning new skills, and devouring podcasts, tea, music, books and cat videos.

Lynn Percival

Head of Fundraising

Lynn and her team look after the thousands of dedicated supporters whose donations allow the charity to deliver its vital services to education staff. With a number of current and retired teachers as friends and family members, Lynn is hugely passionate about the help that Education Support provides and the difference it makes to those working in education.

Prior to joining Education Support Partnership, Lynn has led on fundraising for Stonewall (LGBT rights charity) and in product development / marketing for Barclaycard in a number of different countries.

Lynn is also a keen environmentalist, musician and animal-lover, having previously worked as a singer on a cruise ship!

Caroline Gielnik

Regional Development Consultant (London and the South East)

Caroline promotes Education Support Partnership’s services in the South East of England. She has worked as a Training Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Marketing and Business Development Consultant. She co-wrote the book ‘Empower Yourself’ for women and ran professional and personal development programmes for women in education. She delivered negotiation skills for members of the National Association of Head Teachers. Caroline loves knowing that our work creates emotionally resilient leaders and staff and thriving work environments.

She really enjoys, seeing friends, dancing, reading historical novels and personal development books.

Carl Hanser

Grants Caseworker

Carl is responsible for making decisions on over 1000 + grants applications a year. He ensures that all applicants to the grants fund are in receipt of all the benefits that are entitled to, then looks at how Ed Support can help.

He is also currently developing a range of services and resources around grants.

Carl has been involved in both the charitable and educational sectors for nearly 17 years. As a bit of a completist, he is attempting to own every copy of the Incredible Hulk ever published and once worked in a Kebab factory for 27 minutes.

Maggie Hurd

Regional Development Consultant (North)

Maggie is responsible for generating new business and looking after existing clients for the commercial side of the charity, working with schools and Local Authorities in the South, East and North Midlands, East Anglia, Yorkshire and the North East.

Maggie has worked with Ed Support for seven years and has a background working in staff health and wellbeing.  A trained nurse, Maggie has a passion for supporting all staff in education.

Outside of work Maggie is a keen cook, loves walking in the countryside of her newly adopted home county of North Yorkshire and spending time with friends and family.

Pav Johal

Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

As the Receptionist and Administrative Assistant for Education Support Partnership, Pav’s responsibility is to ensure a warm and welcoming front of house for Head Office. Pav also supports the Head of Administration and Grants Case worker.

Pav has 10 years’ experience in administration, five years of which have been gained through a video conferencing company and five years via a construction college, as a result she knows how valuable a charity like this is to people working in education.

Outside of the office Pav enjoys the gym, cinema, museums and exploring her surrounding areas, as well as cities abroad, as often as she can.

Nathalie Pausicles

Product and Delivery Support Officer

Nathalie is the Product and Customer Service Officer for Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), Positive Workplace Survey, Positive Workplace Programme and Occupational Health – which are nationwide programmes delivered by the Commercial Team. Nathalie coordinates and supports the wider Commercial Services Team to ensure that the needs of our customers are satisfied.

Nathalie aims to provide excellent customer service and promote other products provided by Commercial Services where appropriate. She helps maintain a close relationship with our Commercial Services Team and supports the organisation with the implementation and renewal of programmes.

She enjoys thrift shopping, clothes upcycling, swimming and belly dancing. She also speaks fluent Franglais

Claire Renn

Website & Social Media Manager

As Digital Content Editor, Claire is responsible for the commissioning, writing and editing content for Education Support Partnership’s website.  Claire also produces content for all our social media channels and writes and distributes the monthly email newsletter to over 28,000 subscribers.

Previously Claire worked for an education technology charity as its Website and Social Media Manager. She has extensive experience of managing websites for the charity and non-for-profit sector including at Age Concern UK and Business Link.

Claire’s mother, grandmother and two uncles were all teachers so she understands the pressures of the job! Away from the office Claire entertains her lively 8 year old child and stroppy teenage cat Freddy. She enjoys running, yoga, cycling and going out with friends for a glass of prosecco or two. 

Karl Schunmann

Data & Analyst Officer

Karl is the Data Analyst. He has a wide experience of analysis in various organisations and sectors such as British Telecom (private), Civil Service departments (public) and Macmillan Cancer Support (charity).

His school reports were unimpressive, however he bit the education bug as a mature student when he attained a BSc Business Information Technology degree and later a Royal Society of Statisticians qualification.

He is a keen gardener specialising in tomatoes, sunflowers and making his own compost. He enjoys sport, particularly rugby, cycling and F1. Though his first passion was Tottenham Hotspur FC, his school was based close to the ground.

Sophie Howells

Communications Manager

Sophie has recently joined the expanding team as Communications Manager and is primarily responsible for growing and maintaining a strong media presence for the charity. She has fifteen years’ experience working in media and public relations in the voluntary sector. Having worked and volunteered in two large London primary schools she has seen just how important support for anyone working in the field can be. She is excited to be able to use her skills and experience to help raise the profile of the charity and its range of services.    

Outside of work, she is a busy parent of two young children and when she gets the chance enjoys walking, holidays and time with family and friends. 

Maria Lefter

Management Accountant

Maria is a Finance Graduate from Cass Business School, City University, as well as a Chartered Management Accountant with experience in both the commercial and charitable sector. She is currently developing herself further and studying for a MBA.

Maria aims to ensure the robust financial controls are in place. She prepares and issues financial reporting to support managerial and strategic decision-making. She thinks that finance team should play business-partnering role in the organisation and focus on transparency and performance improvements.

She is very passionate about working for a organisation that truly can make a difference. For Maria positive feedback from Education staff is the most rewarding benefit of working for the Education Support Partnership.

Outside of work and study, she enjoys spending precious time with her son, building Lego and playing board games. 

Sarah Goddard

Fundraising Manager

Sarah is a professional fundraiser with ten years’ experience. She is passionate about communicating personally with donors and supporters, and values their relationship with the charity above all else. Sarah is responsible for telling donors why we need support, and how donations are used through communications and fundraising activities such as our magazine ‘Education Supporter’, appeals and events. She also secretly loves a good spreadsheet and number crunching session. 

Outside of the office, Sarah is an active member of the charity sector, Chairing the Institute of Fundraising Community Fundraising Special Interest Group and sitting on the committee of ‘Charity Women’.

In her personal time, Sarah enjoys scrapbooking, long walks around London and binge-watching boxsets with a cup of tea in hand. Her competitive streak and uncanny ability to retain useless knowledge also makes her a great pub quiz teammate.