Andy Oakes. Home-School Liaison Manager. Ark William Parker Academy, Hastings

I have known Leo Sedgley for a many years in my professional capacity with the Connexions Service and as Home-School Liaison Manager at Ark William Parker Academy.

Over the past year I have worked very closely with Leo and the team that he managed at the DV8 Project in Bexhill on Sea. Leo was responsible for providing alternative education for students from this academy and our sister academy, Ark Helenswood, here in Hastings. These were some of our most challenging and provocative students and Leo was inspirational in his workings with them.


During this period I had almost daily close contact with Leo and found him to be highly professional in all areas and a man with a keen intellect, an innate sense of how best to work with challenging and disengaged students and a terrific manager who was able to motivate and get the very best from the staff under his charge.


As you can see I am a big fan of Leo and how he works so inclusively with young people and would thoroughly recommend him for any endeavour that he would wish to undertake, as he will always put 110% into any enterprise.