Meet the Administrative Team
Chloe N - Administrator/Clerk to Governors (Lincoln)
I'm Chloe, I work as the Base Administrator and Data Manager at the Lincoln base. I also work as the Clerk to Governors. I've been here since October 2016, when I joined as an Admin Apprentice. I like how rewarding the job is and that we get to see the pupils grow during their time with us. I love that the school feels like a family.
Outside of work, I've got an active social life and I enjoy going out with friends and family. I enjoy going on holiday, especially to Greece, and I like day trips out.
Dave - Facilities Manager
Hello, I’m Dave. I have a variety of titles and duties within the school. Facilities Manager - I take the lead on the compliance, maintenance and development of the school's buildings and facilities through the ever-changing needs of the school and its young people.
DofE Manager - I am also the schools DofE Manager. Back in 2017, I led the school's enrolment, then development as a Duke of Edinburgh Licenced Centre and have since led 3 bronze expeditions, helped get 18 young people through their Bronze DofE Award and started 50+ Young People on their journey.
Outside of work, I enjoy taking my 2 children on wild adventures, being a Scout Leader, Cub Leader, Group Scout Leader and a Bushscout Regional Co-ordinator to help inspire as many young people as possible to develop a sense of adventure and understanding.
Debi - Finance Administrator (Lincoln)
I'm Debi, I've been at Pilgrim since April 2014 when I started as an Admin Assistant. Now I am the Finance Administrator and work in the Lincoln base, three days a week.
I like to see the growth in our pupils; often starting with little to no hope for the future but over their time with us expanding their horizons and enriching their lives.
When not at work, I like eating out, walking, looking after my grandkids and spending time with my family. I am also an active Jehovah's Witness, which I invest a lot of time and energy in.
Eva - Administrator (Baumber)
Hi! I grew up a long time ago in Greece where I studied Architecture and came to York for a research based Master’s Degree.
During the course I decided to focus on the problems caused by disasters such as earthquakes, war and population displacement so I joined a group of Rapid Response Search & Rescue volunteers who provided rescue and/or relief following disasters, providing executive and administrative support at Headquarters. PTSD in victims of disaster but also in responding personnel became a recurring theme and concern. I remained with that group for 20 years and during that period I worked for an LA and a College. I stopped work to raise my children and, alongside that, I became a carer to my terminally ill husband.
I love the experiences different environments provide, man-made or not, photography, art, music, wildlife and gardening.
Working for Pilgrim feels like it was meant to be as I love the work ethos and the support that encompasses both students and staff; it is enabling me to use the diversity of my skills and life experiences in a positive way for myself and others.
Gen R - Admin Assistant (Amber Hill)
Hi, I'm Gen and I started working at The Pilgrim School in 2020! I work in the office at the Amber Hill base as an Administrator Assistant. I feel very privileged to be a part of such a wonderful setting and watching the students grow with confidence.
Lauren - Admin Assistant (Lincoln)/SEND Administrator
Before I started my Pilgrim Journey, I was working in an RAF Nursery in the toddler and baby room and this was because before I started full-time there I was doing a college course in Childcare. I come from an Armed Forces background due to my Dad being in the RAF. This means that I have lived all over the country. I have been at The Pilgrim School since January 2021, where I started my Apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3 (A - Level).
My role at The Pilgrim School is Administrator Assistant and, in 2023, I took on the role of being the SEND Administrator as well. You will also see me at the Lincoln Base's reception.
I enjoy working at the Pilgrim School and seeing the journeys of each Pupil. I look forward to continuing working to help out the Pupils and Parents/Carers as best as I can, alongside a great team!
Liz - Administrator (Amber Hill)/Exams Officer
I joined the Pilgrim School in April 2021 as a complete newbie to the world of education following over a decade of working in a local authority run Arts Centre and a shorter spell at the NHS. I was drawn to the position, and Pilgrim as a whole, as I was seeking a new challenge – and it’s fair to say I found it!
As Exams Officer I manage all mock and external examinations for pupils across our school which includes 3 JCQ registered exam centres plus some students sitting exams in their own homes. I work closely with mainstream schools to ensure there is a rigorous plan in place for supporting all pupils who are taking exams with us.
I am also the Amber Hill base Administrator dealing with referrals, attendance, transport and timetable changes and general office admin. It's an absolute pleasure being a part of the Pilgrim School Family alongside a dedicated team of staff who work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our students.
On a personal level, I am a parent of two teenagers, two rabbits and two cats and I also work with a local Youth Theatre Company so life is pretty busy both in and out of Pilgrim for me!
Lynda - Administrator (Baumber)
Hi, I have worked in schools for over 5 years now and love helping children who struggle to access education. I work in the Baumber base office as an Administrator and support the administration aspect of our work with home taught pupils.
With two girls of my own, we enjoy walking our two dogs Ernie and Purdy and watching films. When I'm not at work I play Netball and go to exercise classes twice a week. During the holidays I like to travel as much as I can and read lots of books.
Molly - SEND Administrator/PA to Headteacher (Amber Hill)
Hi, I am Molly. I am part of the SEND team and arrange the reviews for the EHCP's. I am also the PA to our Headteacher, Steve Barnes.
I have always worked in education. The start of my career began in a school in Mombasa, Kenya, a lot different to our UK system! Since then, I have worked in a UK college and, since 2021, The Pilgrim School.
I have 4 adopted siblings all with SEND. They've taught me so much and I am so thankful for having them in my life. I would not be who am I today without them. My passion for working with children and SEND ignited in Kenya. There are so many children unable to access education due to their special educational needs. I had the privilege of supporting parents, teachers and children during my 4 years there.
Now with three children of my own, I strive to teach them a big part of the Kenyan culture I found. That joy that can be found in the everyday mundane things of life, despite our trials.
Neil B - Community Liaison Officer (Baumber)
Hi, I'm Neil and after serving in the Royal Air Force for 28 years, I joined The Pilgrim School in 2016. I am the Community Liaison Manager and have a varied role that includes school trips, work experience, bid writing, organising briefings amongst many other tasks.
I am currently completing a Level 6 Apprenticeship in Careers Development and will undertake a more prominent role in careers development within the school from the middle of 2024 when I qualify.
I really enjoy being at The Pilgrim School and enjoy organising events etc that students can partake and increase their resilience. Outside of Pilgrim, I enjoy family life and am a keen console gamer.