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Meet The Team
kaz James - Director

Kaz has an extensive background in childcare and education. After graduating with honours in health and fitness in 2002, he went on to become a certified teacher. Furthermore, he possesses a headteacher certification (NPQH) and has experience working as a childcare regulatory auditor in the UAE and the UK. After serving for six years as the Headteacher and more than 14 years as a physical education teacher, he currently supports a large educational trust that specialises in offering its expertise to transform schools in category. He spends his days carrying out the swift restructuring programmes for these schools.

As the director of APF since it was founded in 2020, Kaz is an enthusiastic and experienced leader who is dedicated to serving our staff, parents, and children alike. Wherever our diverse team of educators can provide real and inspiring value through sports, physical education, after-school clubs, and holiday camps, he leads them to greater opportunities.
‘’It is a privilege for us to meet students from around the UK at different points in their
lifelong journey, helping them to identify their passions and talents, and to achieve their
ambition’’


‘’Whether attending or preparing for secondary school, or simply wanting to explore a
subject of interest during a school holiday, students can enjoy our FUN, 
ACADEMIC programmes in many outstanding schools and venues across the UK’’
‘’Read on to find out more about our fantastic provision, commitment to excellence, and
how we can help you to get ahead and discover your next steps in life’’


Kaz James (Founder)
Msc / NPQH

 

Simon Tyler (Operations Manager 

 

Simon has always worked in childcare and education, with a raft of experience in schools, youth groups, nurseries and holiday camps, both in the UK and USA. Alongside this, he has a passion for Specific Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and sport/PE in equal measures! He has a degree in Sociology, a masters degree in Sports management and is a qualified primary school teacher with specialisms in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and SEND. 

 

Simon has worked with children from babies to 19-25 and from staff from all walks of life, having grown up in London, he started working at holiday camps from age 13! He has led large teams of staff and enjoys helping both children and adults reach and exceed their goals - whatever the stage of development - and takes great pride in seeing progress and enjoyment from all. 

 

He has always believed in the social and emotional aspects of childhood and early childhood as well as the health and wellbeing aspect of holiday camps and daily activities and this is why he is so proud to be part of APF and help as many people as he can, for as long as he can. 

Krishtee  - Special Needs Coordinator 

 

Krishtee's dedication to providing individualised support and fostering a love for sports in all campers sets her apart as a valuable member of the team. Her innovative approach to adapting activities and accommodating diverse needs ensures that every child can participate and thrive. Krishtee's positive attitude and unwavering commitment to inclusion make her an indispensable asset to the camp community.

Krishtee Gengan holds a degree in special education and has undergone specialised training in adaptive sports programs. Her dedication to fostering a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for all campers sets her apart as a valuable asset to the team. Krishtee's commitment to ongoing professional development and staying current on best practices in special education further enhances her ability to cater to the unique needs of each camper. Her positive attitude and strong communication skills help build trust with both campers and their families, ensuring a successful and enriching experience for all involved. Krishtee's passion for empowering individuals with disabilities shines through in her work, as she goes above and beyond to create inclusive and engaging activities.

Maisy - Performing Arts Coordinator

 

Maisy is our curriculum leader for performing arts camps and writes the progamrees to ensure they are innovative and engaging.

Maisy has vast experience in teaching and directing youth performing arts programs. She is passionate about creating a supportive and inclusive environment where students can explore their creativity and develop their skills. Maisy is in her final year studying a Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts and has received numerous accolades for her work in youth education and theater production. Her innovative approach to curriculum design has been praised for its ability to inspire and empower young performers. Maisy's dedication to fostering a love for the arts in young people has led to the success of many of her students. Her commitment to excellence and creativity continues to make a lasting impact on the lives of those she teaches.

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