Katie is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Jamie’s Farm. Along with the team of DSLs across the different sites, she is responsible for overseeing the safety and wellbeing of our visiting young people. She and her fellow DSLs provide guidance and support to staff and communicate with schools to ensure that all young people are appropriately supported both during and beyond their visit to the Farm.
Katie joined the charity after teaching English and Drama at St George’s School in Maida Vale, one of our longest partner schools. She helped set up Jamie’s Farm Hereford in 2014 and enjoyed many memorable years as Therapy Coordinator there, before moving to East Sussex in 2019 to bring the Jamie’s Farm methodology and magic to our Lewes farm. Here, she leads many group meetings and has reflective conversations with young people who visit, supporting them and their teachers to piece together pathways for future success.
When Katie is not at the Farm, she can be found with her young family, exploring the South Downs and other sites of Sussex!