Our team at Redwood College are committed to giving you, our students, the best experience throughout your learning journey. Personalised support and advice is provided to all our students, we are here to help and guide you. 


Meet our team



Nina Royle

With over 20 years’ experience of working in the Work Based Learning sector, Nina has developed her role as Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer in the business administration and management field.

Having worked extensively with private training providers and GFE Colleges, she has progressed from leading teams of assessors delivering apprenticeships on a local and national remit to Head of Centre and Quality for Dynamic Training.

Working with the team for over 4 years, Nina is responsible for supporting Redwood College and it’s SEND strategy ensuring that every learner is supported and developed as part of their  journey. Quality is key to everything that Dynamic does and Nina supports the development of policies and procedures to help all staff within the wider Dynamic and Redwood College communities thrive and exceed our stakeholders expectations. Working closely with Ofsted, Nina is the Nominee for any Inspections and helped to steer the organisation to a “Good” Inspection in 2016.

Nina is the Safeguarding Lead for the business and supports staff and learners with any issues and investigations that may occur.

Annette Lafitte

I am the SEND Engagement Officer working with SEND young people and external partners working with SEND young people.

I have over 10 years experience of working with SEND and vulnerable young people between the ages 16 - 24, supporting them onto a range of courses including apprenticeships.

I have a background in teaching and programme design. I am experienced in delivering information advice and guidance to SEND and vulnerable young people. I am currently working towards an Understanding Autism qualification and am due to complete training in this field by December 2018.

Pippa Richardson

My current role is as Curriculum Lead and Lead Tutor for our Supported Internship Programme which is also known as ‘My Career’.  I also deliver commercial training for the organisation.

Alongside this, I am thrilled to be starting a Masters in Special Education – Autism degree from September 2018- July 2021.

My background includes qualifying as a Learning Disability Nurse in 1993 (current/revalidated) before moving onto managing community residential services for people with learning disabilities. I then moved into education; assessing and verifying health, social care and management programmes. I completed a Certificate in Education qualification in 2007 and progressed Curriculum Design/Manager roles.




Mary Madigan


My role within Redwood College is as a Job Coach on the Supported Internship Programme.

I have worked within schools for around 20 years as a Learning Support Assistant, an Early Years Practitioner, and then progressed to become the pre-school manager which was a new initiative within schools. Within these roles I have supported many children with SEND and also completed SENCo training which gave me a greater insight into the legislation and what we could offer.

I'm really looking forward to my journey at Redwood College.

Mandy Dunsford

Mandy is a Job Coach and Tutor on the Supported Internship Programme at Redwood College.

Mandy semi retired from the health service seven years ago where she was employed as a Community Nurse for people with learning disabilities for twenty years. She loved her job and was taught so much by the families and individuals she worked with. 

Mandy has had a varied career within the health and social care sector and believes that individuals shouldn't be underestimated and supported to reach their potential. 

Mandy believes in an inclusive workforce and through her role as a Job Coach, she can facilitate the work journey for young people who have every right to be employed. 

 Supported Internships are everybody’s business.




Angela George

I am the Project Manager on the Ealing Careers Clusters programme working with SEND young people in the borough of Ealing. I engage with schools and employers and try to marry the two up, to ensure that young people with SEND are given an exposure to the world of work.

I organise employer engagement activities with an aim of raising awareness, building confidence and increasing disability awareness.  I support schools and colleges with their careers strategies, ensuring that young people receive high quality careers guidance with an aim to reduce the number of young people with SEND who find themselves out of education, employment or training.



Tiffany Achan

Tiffany joined the Supported Internship programme in September of 2017 and is currently completing an apprenticeship at the college in an administration support / receptionist role.

As part of Tiffany’s role she is receiving students and guests to the College, answering incoming calls and supporting the college staff with administration tasks.