Carol Castle & Cathy Sinclair
Co-Directors of Student Recruitment and Admissions
Sheffield Hallam University
Carol and Cathy share the post of Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions at Sheffield Hallam University, leading the Student Recruitment and Widening Participation/Outreach function and the Student Recruitment Strategy for both home and overseas markets. Both Carol and Cathy have detailed and extensive experience of engaging with all stages of young people’s journey towards entry into higher education and are also actively involved in the wider region in education and charity governance in related organisations. They are also Strand Leads for the Aspiration Strand of the South Yorkshire Futures social mobility programme.
Deputy Head Teacher
Oakwood High School
A highly experienced school leader in teaching and learning and performance management, Chris is passionate about building aspiration in young people, especially those who have come from challenging backgrounds. As Deputy Head Teacher of a school that works with Hepp, Chris has direct experience of what Hepp can offer to schools and the impact on both teaching staff and students from Year 7 upwards.
Louisa is an established entrepreneur and recruitment specialist, focused on sectors such as creative, digital and IT where higher level skills are essential. She also chairs the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Council and the regional advisory board for leadership development organisation Common Purpose UK. With both parents being teachers Louisa has a particular interest in helping to engage employers in education. Benchmark was recently commissioned by the Sheffield City Region LEP to research ‘hard to fill vacancies’ in the region and produce recommendations for employers, employees, educators and wider stakeholders to improve the skills gap that currently exists in the region.