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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 making a real difference.

SCLA are committed to helping organisations that work with those held back, or set back, by personal challenges, circumstances or environment to improve outcomes with their clients - improve wellbeing - improve employability - improve achievment. 


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Board of Directors

Beverley Burton – Founder and Lead Trainer 

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 over many years. She has also developed the equipped2succeed Training the Trainer programme which is enabling organisations to improve outcomes for their clients. 

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Debbie Clarke 

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.

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Harriet Bacon – Harriet has extensive experience in the health and fitness industry, developing and delivering the health and wellbeing elements of equipped2succeed programmes and project management. From personal experience, Harriet truely understands the importance importance of have the tools to maintain wellbeing. 


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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

Damilola Akinsola - Previous SCLA Intern and Ambassador for Employability 

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 for young people. 

Jordon Waring – Ambassador for young people.


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