peeple staff

Dr Sally Smith: Chief Executive Officer

Sally has been CEO since 2011 and has worked for the organisation since 2006. She leads the staff team, develops collaborative relationships with others working in our sector, and is responsible for the strategic direction and financial management of Peeple. Sally has a background in research, including six years as a Research Officer in the Department of Education at Oxford University. Her doctoral thesis was about the origins and uses of the ORIM framework (which underpins the Peep Learning Together Programme).
@peeple_sally  t 01865 395145

Carly Glover: Policy Officer

Carly joined Peeple in 2013 and coordinated the development of the Peep Progression Pathway. Her current role involves sharing our research and best practice knowledge to inform national policy. She holds an MSc in Community Education and has a background in informal education with homeless adults, support and advocacy for families and young people, youth work, adult literacy and participatory evaluation with children and communities. @Peeple_Carly    t 07436 584730

Lindsey Hart: Project Manager

Along with Helen, Lindsey manages local delivery, including the Peep Pre-school. She is an experienced NNEB and has set up and managed day nurseries at the local school and FE college, where she also lectured in Childcare and Education. Since joining Peeple in 2009, Lindsey has managed the Red Kite Children’s Centre in Thame and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL). She has co-developed Peep training courses and is an experienced Peep trainer. Lindsey is an Internal Verifier for parents’ OCN portfolios from around the country and is the Peep City and Guilds Co-ordinator.  t 01865 397973

Charlotte Holmes: Communications Manager

Charlotte leads on communications and marketing, maintaining contact and sharing good practice with organisations and local authorities who already use Peep programmes, and helping to spread the message to others. She manages Peeple’s website and other communication channels, and is involved in integrating research, evaluation and policy into the development of Peeple’s work. Charlotte has worked in various roles at Peeple over the past fifteen years, and has a degree in psychology, and a PGCE in primary education.  t 01865 397976  

Denise Millan: Qualifications Coordinator

Denise joined Peeple in 2015 and leads on the Peep Progression Pathway in Scotland, which is a range of parent/carer qualifications that are SCQF credit-rated by SQA, and are offered within a Peep session.  She supports organisations to set up as delivery centres, delivers training and works with Scottish colleges to develop progression routes for parents and carers. Denise previously worked in the voluntary sector, designing and delivering accredited learning programmes in the outdoors for young people and long-term unemployed adults, and providing support and mentoring to volunteers.  t 0131 446 3715  m 07442 500693

Lyn Rutherford: Scottish Development Coordinator

Lyn has been in post since April 2015. She has worked in a variety of community based roles for over 18 years. The majority of her work has been supporting young people’s emotional well-being and in community development roles. She is a Scottish Mental Health First Aid trainer and has a strong interest in community capacity building. She has a degree in Social Sciences and Health Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Education.   t 0131 446 3715   m 07767 169539

Janet Sly: Finance and Human Resources Manager

Janet has worked at Peeple for fifteen years, and manages our finance, legal and HR functions, overseeing financial planning and monitoring systems. Janet has an MA in Human Resources Management, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD). Janet worked originally as a housing adviser in inner-city London before qualifying as a human resources professional and moving to work in the human resources function of Oxfam, with a particular focus on training and development.  t 01865 397978

Helen Stroudley: Project Manager

Helen Stroudley manages delivery of Peeple Centre services in Oxfordshire, including the Early Language Support contract with the NHS Foundation Trust and Service Level Agreements with local children’s centres. Helen is a very experienced Peep practitioner with previous experience as a nursery nurse (NNEB) in both private and state sectors. She has delivered Peep in the Leys area of Oxford for over ten years. Helen is also a Peep trainer and has been involved in developing training courses, including the Peep Antenatal Programme training and Early Communication Matters training.  t 01865 397971 

Peep Trainers

We have a network of trainers based around the UK and Ireland who work for Peeple on a sessional basis. Our trainers are experienced in working with families, and in using the Peep Learning Together programme. Many of our trainers also manage delivery of the programme within their area.

Peeple Centre

At the Peeple Centre, we have a team of experienced Peep practitioners who work with our local families, practitioners and settings including the Peep Pre-school. We are supported by our willing and able administrators.