My name is Andy Yates and I am the Functional Skills Tutor in Pathway Burslem.
I have taught Functional Skills from Entry level to Level 2 (English and Maths) and GCSE (English only) for 8 years, to Traineeships and Apprentices and this is soundly supported by 21 years in Retail Management and Hospitality which brings a practical real-life element into my teaching.
I have been an active Scout-Leader in Stoke-on-Trent for 27 years –and hold the Chief Scout Commendation for Services after maintaining our Scout Unit throughout the Covid Lockdown. Improving children’s awareness of being outdoors and mental wellbeing.
I am a keen member of a Military Modelling and re-enactment society. Educating people about our Military history through live-action, and am a Member of the Royal British Legion, raising money for Veterans and Ex-Service Personnel in the Newcastle area.