Platform is extremely lucky to have such high caliber teaching staff. Each member of the team is personally selected and has years of comprehensive experience and skill for teaching in their specialist area. Above and beyond this, all Platform staff are not only teachers which are judged for being outstanding in their classroom but work at management level within their own teaching school and are constantly training, adopting new and exciting practice to develop themselves, colleagues and promote the very best learning for the students they teach. Having such teaching staff is paramount at Platform and enables a delivery of service to members incomparable with any other local part-time school.


David Hilton – Principal, Dance & Drama Teacher

David is on the leadership team at a local secondary school and is Area Leader of Expressive Arts & Technology.

Previous roles: Director of Performing Arts and Lead Teacher for Learning.


Hayley Laws – Dance Teacher

Hayley is our highly qualified Dance teacher who also teaches at a local high School.


Kim Raw – Singing Teacher

Kim is a soprano singing teacher who graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music

Support Staff

Platform is incredibly lucky to have some the highest quality of support staff in the area. Their specific skill set enables further promotes the highest quality of teaching and experience for our students.


Danny Lister – Drama and Performance support

Danny is currently an A-level Drama student who is about to embark upon a Drama degree to pursue his dream of teaching Drama full time. Danny’s wide skill set supports students in a full diverse spectrum. He is also the Drama technician in a local high school. He also supports our students who have an interest in Lighting and Audio aspects of performance.


Molly Bailey – Dance and Drama support staff

Molly is a qualified primary school teacher. Molly has been with platform member of staff for 7 years. She has a real passion for dance and so predominately works alongside Hayley in the Dance classes.


James Aygun – Drama and Performance support

James is currently a Drama student the University of Hull. James is a keen Producer and a highly skilled Director. He is qualified in all aspects of Performing Arts, but has a strong persuasion for Musical Theatre.


Oleta Wright – Pre-school support

Oleta is an ex platform student. She is currently an A-level Drama student who is about to embark on a Drama degree with a plan to teach Drama.


Rebecca is an Ex-Platform student who gives her time to support in the singing classes!

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