Pam Fricker is Education Manager at HMP Onley. Pam joined Novus two years ago after 24 years working in further education.
“My amazing career in education began when I was training to be an aerobics instructor/ personal trainer. Shortly after I completed my degree in health studies, my university tutor rang me and asked if I would cover one of his courses as he had hurt his back …. and the rest, as they say, is history!
“I trained as a teacher while I was working at my local college. Over my career I have been a sessional tutor, course leader, a teaching and learning coach to support new teachers and an advanced practitioner. I remember telling my head of school ‘I will never be a manager, I love teaching too much’, but within the year I had become a programme manager, progressing on to head of school. While I thoroughly enjoyed being a teacher, I also enjoy the data and strategy aspect and I have never looked back.
“After 24 years in FE, I took the decision to enter offender learning, and it is a decision I will never regret. As a teacher, there is nothing better than seeing your learners achieve and make positive changes. Every day is a highlight!”