Who are we? Meet Our Team!

Our Director

Diane Clark


I have been working with children in many different capacities for over 40 years.  Having completed a psychology degree at Liverpool University, my career started in play and community work in Halton where I ran a Playcentre for 5-16 year olds and set up the first ‘Latchkey Scheme’ long before after school clubs existed. After a few years’ break to have my own family I returned to qualify as a Primary School Teacher. Having worked in Early Years I then became a lecturer in Further Education teaching a wide range of Health and Social Care subjects. I left the College to go down to London to manage a children’s home for a full year before returning to buy and manage a shop on the Wirral and spend time with my family. Passion for Learning is a result of very many different experiences and roles that I have had with children of all ages and from all walks of life. I am a passionate believer in the power of play, fun, enthusiasm and motivation because I have seen lives transformed when children start to enjoy learning and believe in themselves. This is my dream job and there is still so much to do. You’re never too old to go for your dreams and one of our missions is to give the children that we work with their own dreams and the skills and determination to make them come true.

Director & Development Manager

Viv Couche

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I started as a Volunteer with Passion for Learning in 2012. Having previously worked in project management, consulting and HR, the shift to working with children was a huge one for me! However, I can honestly say that working with Passion for Learning has been the best role I’ve ever had. In my role as Development Manager, no two days are the same. A big part of my role is about identifying opportunities for us to grow as an organisation, in order to reach more children through our wonderful Volunteers. I still enjoy attending the Enrichment Clubs whenever I can, being with the children is both energising and inspiring for me. I am excited about how our team is growing and can see so much potential for us as an organisation. I would recommend the experience of volunteering to anyone, it is such a rewarding thing to do.

Enrichment Clubs Manager

Rachael Driver


I started as a Volunteer with Passion for Learning in 2014. Having completed a degree in Textiles, I went on to manage an Art Gallery and then worked in education with adults and children with learning disabilities. I have always marveled at the power of creativity in feeding the imagination and the way it supports communication. I started working at Passion for Learning in 2016 as the Enrichment Clubs Manager and it is one of the most fun and rewarding jobs I have done. I manage a fantastic team of Club Leaders and together we plan or organize a timetable of inspiring and engaging activities. Since joining Passion for Learning the team has doubled in size and the plans for growth make it an exciting organisation to be part of.   Passion for learning is one big family, supported entirely by our wonderful volunteers who bring so much to the lives of the children we work with. I have been completing my Art Therapy MA while working at Passion for Learning and when I have any free time love creating baking masterpieces.

Volunteer Manager

Chantelle Boyce

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I started as a volunteer with Passion for Learning in 2016, going into a local primary school and working one to one with the children there. Well, I say ‘working’ but the role of a Passion for Learning volunteer is really more about having fun with the children and inspiring them to learn! Seeing the children grow in confidence over the course of the year was hugely rewarding, and when the opportunity to join the Passion for Learning Team as one of the new Volunteer Managers arose, I jumped at the chance. I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know our amazing volunteers, schools and of course, pupils and it is fantastic to see the difference that the organisation, and everyone involved with it, can make to young lives.

Jo Walton

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I joined Passion for Learning as one of the new Volunteer Managers in September 2017. Prior to this I was a Primary School teacher on the Wirral for 28 years, and as such I have always been passionate about working with children and helping each individual to achieve their full potential. I feel privileged to be a part of the organisation and am excited about developing this role. I am enjoying the variety of working with schools and their staff and pupils, as well as getting to know our Volunteers. I attend the Enrichment Clubs each week and love this opportunity to work alongside the children.

Winsford Project Lead

Currently Vacant. Click here to enquire.

Title:                                     Winsford Project Lead

Salary:                                  up to £11,400 p.a. depending on experience.

Hours:                                  22 hours per week, flexible work patterns will be considered.

Responsible to:                Managing Director

Responsible for:

  • Facilitating Passion for Learning in establishing its presence in Winsford primary schools.
  • Once established, providing ongoing support to the Passion for Learning Volunteer network.

Main role:

  • Manage the recruitment and retention of volunteers, representing Passion for Learning at recruitment events.
  • Managing the process from initial enquiry to training, maintaining a database of volunteers. Ensure relevant checks (DBS, reference) are completed before placement in a school.
  • Manage Volunteer placement and support in a school; providing resources; advice and guidance to volunteers; identifying appropriate tools/resources for use by volunteers.
  • Work with the Managing Director to ensure the Volunteer Support Plan is kept updated and deliverables e.g. volunteer numbers are achieved.

Elaine Tongue

In October 2014, after reading in the local paper an article about the amazing work of Passion for Learning, I started to volunteer with them, going in to two schools twice a week and working one to one with up to 6 children.  Seeing the wonderful opportunities of the Organisation I also offered to volunteer in the office to help with the administration.  In June 2016 this role was formalised and I started a part-time role as Office Administrator.  My background is Accounting, having gained my CIMA qualification in July 1996, and I have worked in Industry and the Education sector for the last 20 years, so I was very keen to use this experience within such an exciting, caring and fun organisation.

I continue to volunteer in schools as I love this interaction with the children and find it very rewarding as I watch the children develop, grow and become inspired to learn.