When

The Corner Post Education Centre opened in the Olympic year 2012. The venue is in the centre of Tamworth providing easy access to all our families whether they are using public or private transport. Our relocation was necessary due to burgeoning membership and the highly successful diversification of services and sessions we were providing. A significant part of this was the very successful alternative education programmes we designed and developed in 2010.

Why

Ingrained in the “Values” of The CornerPost Education Centre is the experience and skills that staff have from years of working with the most vulnerable children in our society. These values are underpinned by experienced of staff working in special needs schools and at pupil referral units were utilising the ethos of boxing to engage with the hardest to reach students has been proven and been delivered successfully. The aim at The CornerPost Education Centre was to build on this experience and to develop and fully utilise the structure and disciplines of boxing alongside education for high school students. To date, we have supported students gain an incredible xxx qualifications.

How

Through our continued ongoing success with high schools and partnerships with education providers and schools, the CornerPost Education Centre was asked to provide a similar service for Primary schools.
In 2011 we successfully delivered a small Primary Project in the afternoons which incorporated innovative sessions enabling the project to continue to evolve and pupil numbers to increase.
The move to our new premises allowed us to enhance our delivery to full-day placements for primary school pupils and to become an established, trusted and much respected alternative education provider in Tamworth and Staffordshire.
We have significantly increased our success rate of returning pupils to mainstream education.***** review this figure }
In the Academic year, 2015-16 Staffordshire County Council funded our programmes and Centre to provide alternative education with the specific aim of reducing permanent exclusions in primary schools.

Through this ground-breaking partnership and our innovative delivery, continuity of care and excellence of an established staff team we have so far supported 20 pupils return back into full-time education.

This has been made possible by the close working relationships that The CornerPost Education Centre has been able to nurture and develop with all the School’s, Head Teachers, parents/carers, and Staffordshire County Council that we work with and the acknowledgement from our partners of the commitment and excellence that we provide.

Meet the Team

The Management Board

Alan Keast
Alan Keast
Information about Staff Member here
Jonathan Williams
Jonathan Williams
Lesley Calvery
Lesley Calvery
Kirsty Rogers
Kirsty Rogers

The Management Commitee

Alan Keast
Alan Keast
Claire Keast
Claire KeastPartnership Manager
I am married with 3 children who have all progressed through Primary school. 1 has left and 2 are still in high school. I was asked to chair the Local Academy Council in February 2015 because of my involvement in alternative education. I first volunteered in education back in 2005 at Walton Hall Special Needs School and became a qualified TA in 2007. I continued my volunteered role developing my skills and understanding of children with individual needs until 2010 when I joined Tamworth Boxing who are a registered children’s charity. At the time the organisation was developing into an Alternative Education programme for senior schools using boxing as a medium to deliver qualifications. As the charity grew and developed my role became instrumental in pioneering alternative education for Primary School children. Over several years I guided and developed the programme from afternoons to full time provision, as a result this, permanently exclusions have reduced within Tamworth area. I am extremely proud of my involvement with charity and the development that have been achieved. My aim is to use my experiences and knowledge to assist Moorgate in their development and objectives to become an outstanding school.
Michelle McGeough
Michelle McGeoughOffice Manager
I started here as a volunteer in 2013 for 18 months, after having children I needed something to do rather than sitting at home. As a result of enjoying my involvement here at Tamworth Boxing, I have now took on a role as Office Manager in which includes all admin, HR and finance to which I find interesting and learning new things all the time.
Wil SummersCommunity Development Manager
I have been involved with the Club since 2009 supporting with finding and submitting funding applications and working with the Board and staff to diversify and increase services and activities for members and the community. I have previously worked at Big Lottery Fund and with the Wildlife Trusts and both Tamworth CVS and Mend. This background in grants and community support served to ensure the setting up of the Community Development Manager Post in 2015 funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and now established with the Club.
Tony NichollsCommittee Member
I have been involved with Tamworth Boxing since 2015 and joined the committee panel early 2016. I have an engineering degree in building services with over 25years of senior management experience within the construction industry. I’m a self-directed person with a flexible and tactical approach to business
Ian Seagrave
Ian SeagraveCommittee Member
I have been with the club for the last 6 years as a parent, coach and committee member and safeguarding lead, as an Operations Director with experience of successfully coordinating the activities of various departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, and distribution of products & services. Comfortable working with people of all levels and having a excellent commercial approach to solving problems and developing business processes. Having proven people management skills, with the ability to manage performance and motivate staff on an individual and team level , I feel that I bring some alternative ideas and views to the committee.
Patricia Nicholson
Patricia Nicholson
I joined Tamworth Boxing to do keep fit and it went on from there. I started cleaning for Tamworth Boxing, then took the Level 1 and 2 coaching course which I now help out with the coaching. I enjoy what I do for the club
Nigel Keast
Richard Mackay
Linda White
Linda White
Lee DraytonCommittee Member
Hi my name is Lee Drayton and I run my own gym based locally in Tamworth so keeping the residents of Tamworth fit has been a passion of mine since the early 90’s when I moved here from the North. I have spent time in the Army and travelled a lot, I am married with 3 great kids. My middle son is how I became involved with Tamworth Boxing Club.My son moved over from Kickboxing to Boxing back in 2016, and I became involved with the Tamworth Boxing Committee in the middle of that year. I am a keen sports person and have a passion for keeping fit through weight training and Spinning

CornerPost Team – Staff that work / Volunteer during the day

Charlotte Macleod
Charlotte Macleod