WHO WE ARE

THE AGILITY AND MENTALITY OF A NEW BUSINESS.

BACKED BY A PROUD SPORTING HERITAGE.

DNA Skills forms part of the SCL Education Group, whose sport and physical activity provisions within primary schools, further & higher education and work-based learning have created opportunities for over 250,000 young people across the UK since 1999.

We have leveraged our experience, combined with the skills and knowledge of industry experts to develop a unique and tailored approach to End-Point Assessment.

OUR TEAM

SARAH EDMONDS
Chair of the Board

Sarah has been involved in the regulated awarding industry at a senior and strategic level for almost 20 years. She has spent time as a Head of organisation, Executive Director of Quality and Standards, Responsible Officer roles, non-executive Director of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and chair of independent regulatory governing and advisory boards within the sport and fitness sector.

Through her thorough understanding of regulatory governance, risk management and maintenance of standards through effective quality assurance strategies, Sarah has a proven track record of improving performance and ensuring compliancy in awarding organisations.

CHRIS BARNES
General Manager

Chris has over 15 years’ experience within the sports and education industry. A dynamic leader, Chris recently led the operations for a large school sport and children’s activities division, overseeing a workforce in excess of 200 and guiding the team to achieve several Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grades.

As General Manager, Chris leads on the strategic direction for DNA Skills, supporting and facilitating the growing team as the business goes from strength to strength.

Outside of work, Chris has always been a keen and competitive sportsman, turning his hand to running and golf in recent years.

STEFFAN THOMAS
Head of Product & Assessment Development

Steffan is an experienced teacher, product developer and assessment designer with a strong sport science, coaching and health and fitness base spanning academic, vocational and work-based learning production, delivery and provision.

A sports enthusiast, Steffan is an active cyclist, golfer and runner, having completed numerous marathons. Recently, Steffan has been actively involved in local education as chair of governors for a learning and achievement committee at a local primary school.

JADE DAVIES
Head of Quality & Compliance

Jade has always had a keen eye for quality, having spent the last eight years within the work-based learning sector improving the quality of provision across a wide range of apprenticeship standards and industries.

Outside of work, Jade is also a keen sportswoman, playing competitive league hockey alongside climbing, cycling and running. Jade enjoys spending much of her spare time walking the mountains of England & Wales.

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