We have a fantastic team of tutors who lead our sessions. Read on to find out more about them.

Heather

Heather is one of our co-directors of BAHE, and is our main administrator. Heather was one of the founding members of the original BAHE group back in 2014. Her background is in computing and finance, and she has a first class BSc degree in Mathematics.

Heather home educated her children for six years due to difficulties with school failing to accommodate for special educational needs. She has recently learnt much about IEPs and EHCPs as her children have chosen to go back to school.

Heather has a passion for the outdoors, and is a Forest School Leader and a Member of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. She likes foraging, long distance walks, wild swimming and campfires.

Heather is currently teaching our Coding classes and Bushcraft classes.

Daniel

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Daniel qualified as a teacher in 2018 (PGCE) and has a background in Physics research, having spent 15 years in neutron spectroscopy prior to leaving academia.  He holds a first class MPhys degree in Physics and a PhD in Condensed Matter Theory.  Since starting teaching, Daniel has taught a range of pupils from full classes of 30+ in schools down to one-to-one tuition, KS2 to KS5 and beyond.

Daniel’s hobbies include the Chinese and European historical martial arts and anything even remotely nerdy!

Daniel teaches our Maths and Science classes.

Lesley

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Lesley is a fully qualified English Teacher, and one of our Tutors currently teaching on the Senior and Junior English classes. She has taught English in a range of settings, including schools, colleges and universities, and has worked in the private sector, frequently alongside students with EHCP’s.  Lesley has worked as a GCSE Examiner for the past 5 years, and taught students at EYFS through to Adult learners, including those for whom English is a second language. 

Lesley has an arts and culture background specialising in English and Classical Studies. In her spare time Lesley has worked with the local Cub Scouts and enjoys creative writing alongside practising Dru Yoga. 

Andy

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Andy is a professional potter by trade, and you can see some of his beautiful creations on his website,  https://andyleesceramics.weebly.com. Andy has been teaching our home education classes for over a year now, and has a calm, gentle rapport with the children. 

He became an Arts Award Advisor in 2019 and is supporting the children to gain their first Arts Awards. Andy also teaches pottery in a variety of classes and workshops and works with Create Bolton delivering a range of Art projects and installations to primary schools and outreach organisations across Bolton.

Mandi

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Mandi is another of our co-directors. Mandi began home educating in 2018. She has a passion for healthy living, and holds a BSc in Exercise and Health Sciences. She has previously worked as a sports coach, and now shares this enthusiasm with the children.

Mandi is currently teaching our Cooking classes and organises group activity games during our drop-in sessions.

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