Michelle Whitley

Michelle has vast experience with working with people with learning difficulties and behavioural challenges. “My years in this field has given me insight into creating new ways of learning that are very person centred.” Her role prior to joining Keystage was as a Learning Centre Coordinator. “This role provided many opportunities to help colleagues prepare for new career pathways and job roles. This included a project where I travelled to Helsinki to help people find their careers. This included people who were experiencing homelessness.”

Michelle’s role at Keystage is to work with the Learning and Development team. She assists with the creation and organisation of courses and training for both colleagues and service users to help them all reach their potential. Her role has also helped her own progression. “I left school at 16 without any qualifications and now I’m in my third year of a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. By helping other people reach their goals, I found the courage to reach for my own. I have gained many qualifications and each one has given me a new perspective and a love of learning”.

Michelle sees the potential in Keystage. “Keystage is demonstrating the benefits of teaching people to treat individuals with respect, support and understanding. In 5 years’ time I would like to see the company offer its own suite of courses and accreditations.”

When asked about her hopes for the future, Michelle said: “My vision is for everyone to know their own worth and feel that they can achieve everything that they want for themselves. I want to promote a learning community that everyone can feel a part of and contribute towards, through their own experiences with learning.”


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