Meet the Skills Bridge Staff


Fran leads our Skills Bridge team and is also our SEN Coordinator. She has worked at HS4LC since January 2018, having previously worked in mainstream secondary schools and alternative provision, in roles ranging from Geography teacher, Head of Department, Key Stage Coordinator and SENCo.

Fran enjoys working both with young people and their parents/carers to create the best opportunities for progression. She loves seeing the young people learn new skills and thrive in their new environment.


Katie started working for HS4LC in July 2019 as a Learning Support Assistant. She is currently completing her Level 3 Certificate for Supported Employment Practitioners and is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified job coach! Before beginning at HS4LC, Katie had completed her undergraduate degree in Counselling, Coaching & Mentoring at York St John University. Katie decided to join HS4LC because she has always wanted to help others achieve the best out of life and this job offers just that. In her spare time, she likes to socialise with her friends and binge watch a good crime drama.


Jess started at HS4LC in August 2019 as a Learning Support Assistant. She supports both the interns and PfA learners in the training centre and on work placement. Jess is currently completing the L3 award in Education and Training.

Jess previously worked within supported living services for adults with disabilities and behavioural needs. She started out as a support worker but soon moved up to assistant manager and service's manager.

Jess enjoys her role at HS4LC because she can really see the difference HS4LC makes and the work we do with each intern enables them to take another step towards the goals they have set. No two days are the same but working hard as a team makes it worth it.


Michael joined HS4LC in September 2019 as our Business and Enterprise Manger. He was tasked with developing our two social enterprise businesses; HS4LC Chocolate Factory and HS4LC Chocolate Factory Cafe. Michael has a lot of experience and was the manager of a busy Costa Coffee in Harrogate. Michael enjoys working with the Skills Bridge learners, and particularly enjoys seeing them develop new skills that will help them in the workplace and their future.