Management Team
Kris Ventris Field
Trainer
Jennifer Lewis
Secretary
Janet Williams
Treasurer
The Management Team organises the training and the support for new and existing coaches. It looks  after the finances so that there is enough money to cover expenses and to buy resources. It makes sure FRED works to legal guidelines for insurance and risk assessments. It writes policies to make sure FRED's coaches and learners get the best out of working with FRED.
Coach Coordinator

Sheila contacts all prospective new learners, offering them a confidential interview and an informal assessment. She then matches the learner with a suitable coach and provides on-going support.

She also sources and checks the venues used by FRED and is always on the look out for new resources to help coaches and learners. She reports back to the Management Team on a regular basis so that they stay in touch with how things are going and can deal with any problems or concerns. She writes and sends out a regular newsletter to coaches and is always available by telephone or email.
Sheila Priest
Coach Coordinator
Malcom Vine
Contacts Coordinator
Roger Deeks
Chair

Contacts Coordinator

The Contacts Team led by Malcom Vine work throughout the Forest spreading the word about FRED.  People who experience difficulty reading are often socially isolated and embarrassed about seeking help and it can be a challenge reaching potential learners.  As well as distributing leaflets and posters to as many organisations and businesses as possible, the team also attends events, meetings and places where contact with potential learners can be made.  Use is also made of radio, newspaper and social media to communicate information about FRED.

 

Malcom also represents FRED at meetings with local employers, local government, other education providers and non-statutory organisations.