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Meet the Staff


Julie Bayford

Julie BayfordJulie has worked with Children and Young People for many years, this included managing a pre- school, working in schools and delivering youth work with Youth Connexions. She worked at Stevenage Borough Council as a Community Development Officer for 6 years before joining us at Phoenix. She is a busy mum of 3 children, 2 horses and a mad Labradoodle called Freddy!



Gail Munro

Gail MunroGail started her working life in IT in London, after 25 years became a house mum to her three children. Several years ago she decided to gain experience in childcare NVQ3 and BSL sign language level 1 & 2. Gail joined Phoenix as a volunteer in 2013 and became a permanent member of staff in 2014.





SteveSteve Churchill

Steve has been involved with Phoenix since 2012, initially as a volunteer. Steve loves working with the Deaf community and seeing Deaf people achieve, learn new skills and become independent.  When Steve's not at Phoenix, he enjoys being a husband and dad, making curries, running, cycling and watching sport.




Sarah Munro


Sarah started her working life as a learning support assistant in Australia and Hertfordshire and then became primary school teacher.  After completing BSL level 1 and 2, she started volunteering at Phoenix in 2016 and officially joined the team a year later.  Her hobbies include swimming and art - though not at the same time!






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