Meet R.E.A.L’s team

The staff at R.E.A.L. are passionate about making a difference to young people’s lives and pride themselves on delivering different approaches to learning. 

The leadership team are committed to ensuring that every student is nurtured through quality learning experiences in safe and welcoming environments.


Steve Quinn
Joint Managing Director

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Richard Smith
Joint Managing Director


Kelsey Hill

Director of People & Business Operations

Adrian O’Malley

Director of Education


Nikki Purcell

Head of Schools

Kay Carter

Head of Safeguarding & Standards


Mark Spencer

Head of Health, Safety & Environments


Maria Wills

Head of Referrals & Commissioning

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Nicola Smith

Head of Finance


Nichola Goddard

Personalised Provision Manager


Helen Wood

Vocational Provision Manager

R.E.A.L. Education has a large team of skilled teachers, specialist teaching assistants and support professionals, when you visit our provisions, you will receive a warm welcome and will be introduced to our wider team.