Sam Kidd  –  Learning Together Development Worker and Tutor

I joined SAVTE as a Family Learning Project Development worker in February 2020.  It is really exciting to be part of such an interesting project.  

I am originally from Birmingham and left there to work in Switzerland as an au-pair when I was 18.  I lived near Geneva and didn’t speak any French when I went there, so I have a little understanding of moving to a new country and learning the language as I went along.  When I returned I moved to Devon than finally settled in Sheffield in 1992.  I worked for BT then as Translation Department Manager of a software localisation firm. 

I retrained as an Early Years Teacher at Sheffield Hallam University and then taught Nursery, Reception and Year 1 in local schools.   Working with SAVTE on the Family Learning project has given me the opportunity to work with SAVTE staff, learners and volunteers.  I have been working on developing a curriculum and resources, training Click here for other bios...modules for volunteers and researching best practice in Family Learning.

The COVID pandemic has of course had an impact on the project and we are re-imagining how we can deliver Family Learning in the circumstances as well as developing our home based and community based offer once restrictions are lifted.

Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, reading and gardening.