The Team

No two people are the same and this is an important thing for our young people to learn. Our frontline team bring experiences from a wide range of education, work and personal backgrounds and all are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our students. 
  1. Julia Evans
    Julia has been managing Longlands Farm for the past 15 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society has been running a Riding for the Disabled group based on the farm for the last twenty years. She is a qualified RDA instructor and has her PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). She is married to Bill and they have four grown up children. She holds a level 3 certificate in Person Centred Counselling and is completing a degree in training in Child and Adult Mental Health.
  2. Lara Roberts
    Lara has been involved in agriculture for most of her life. She is experienced in all aspects of farming, as well as contract farming, Lara has managed farms and lectured in livestock production. Lara tutors at Longlands as well as running a successful forest school and farming at Longlands in partnership with Julia and her husband Tim.
  3. Andrew Duford
    Andrew studied forensic and applied biology at University which included modules in Ecology, Environmental Management and Plant and Animal Physiology. He has had more than 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. He teaches Employability, Personal Skills and catering. Andrew also supports other members of team covering most aspects of the farm.
  4. Stuart Andrews
    Stuart is a qualified teacher with over 10 years’ experience both in mainstream and PRU settings. As a Maths specialist with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and personal interests ranging from theater set design to beekeeping to property development, Stuart is able to support students learning through a wide range of practical projects. In addition to Maths, Stuart also has experience of teaching, Science, ICT, Art, and Business to GCSE and beyond.