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Second Chance Learning

About Us


The Second Chance Learning Academy (SCLA) is a small social enterprise founded and run by individuals committed to tackling disadvantage and equipping second chance learners to succeed.

SCLA Directors are committed to making a difference - responsible for strategy, development and making things happen.


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Board of Directors

Beverley Burton – Founder and Lead Trainer 

Role – strategy, growth and translating vision into action. Beverley brings vast experience of successful work in education and with second chance learners of all ages and backgrounds. Beverley developed the equipped2succeed framework, programmes and materials and trains individuals and organistions to deliver transformational programmes. 

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Debbie Clarke – Marketing and Communications

Director of First Tuesday – Nottingham network for businesses and entrepreneurs that wnat to make a difference. Founder - debbiedooddah - specialisng in working with women in business on digital and social media strategy. Debbie has vast experience with a range of social enterprises.


Harriet Bacon – Finance and Operations – Role – financial strategy and review. Previoulsy Operations Manager for a leading fitness training company, Harriet has extensive experience in the fitness industry, leading equipped2succeed workshops, project management and delivering accredited training.


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Zahra Butt  

ABA Boxing Coach and Health Coach. Zahra believes in holistically developing Emotional, Physical Health and Wellbeing .  

 After overcoming Depression, Obesity, PCOS and Endometriosis she has totally transformed her life and specialises in Empowering Women to reach their full potential in life. Zahra joined our board after seeing the transformation in women during an equipped2succeed for Health and Wellbeing Women's Programme. 

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Advisory Board 

SCLA Advisory Board - respresent diverse communities and communities of need and are committed to our vision and purpose and informing our work 

Karen Simpson – Chair – Lead – Schools

Olivia Wood – Vice-Chair – International Lead

Errol Lawson - Emerge Leadership - leadership and equipped2succeed with young people

George Bacon - Ambassador and deliverer of equipped2succeed workshops with young people

Dave Medus - Financial Strategy - Dave is a trained equipped2succeed Facilitator delivering prorgammes in Chesterfield

Shagufta Ishaq Ahmed – Prommoting equipped2succeed in the community 

Monica Kerr – Lead – e2s Associate Network and Mental Health

Shahzad Malik Lead – Lead – Refugees / Asylum Seekers

Oley Ceesay - SCLA Intern and Coordinator for e2s Second Chance Friday Network for past equipped2succeed participants in Nottingham. 

Alya Jameel - SCLA Intern - working on implementing equipped2succeed programmes for teenage girls in Nottingham 

Jordan Rowson – Ambassador

Jordon Waring – Ambassador 


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