The Inkpots team is made up of creatives who are passionate about books, reading and creativity – and supporting children and young people to grow in confidence through their activities at Inkpots.
The team is led by founder of Inkpots, Gill Pawley. Gill is a publications editor by training and spend many years immersed in the world of book production. Since starting Inkpots, over five years ago, Gill has run hundreds of workshops and helped create the strong community we have.
Lucy Coppard spent the summer working as an intern with Gill. She is in her third year at the University of Sussex reading English. An avid reader and writer, Lucy also enjoys performing poetry and watching plays. Lucy is our main blog writer, with considerable writing and research skills.
Gabriel Osella has just completed his A levels (great results!) and is helping Gill run workshops during a gap year. Gabriel is passionate about communications of all forms and is working on a short film. He enjoys acting and art and is looking forward to helping the children express themselves through drama and role play at our workshops.
Georgia Ridley is in her first year at Manchester Metropolitan University reading English with American Studies. Georgia is a talented musician, playing in one of the local bands, as well as being another avid reader. When Georgia is back from university, she helps out with workshops too, with a wonderfully calm and caring approach
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Gill is DBS-checked, fully insured and first aid trained. Her child protection training was provided by West Sussex County Council Youth Offending Service and West Sussex Police, and NSPCC. She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education and a Reading Ambassador for The Publishers’ Association. Inkpots is also currently part of the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator Programme and the Young Minds 360 degrees schools’ community.
All members of the summer team are fully trained and briefed about Inkpots’ principles, vales and approach. They have all completed child protection training and are fully insured, and where appropriate, DBS checked.
It’s very important that the website and anything we produce in print is accessible to everyone. So the language we use is clear and concise too. We also aim for gender-neutral language too – always striving to improve our provision.