Who We Are

Established in 2016, The Genesis Academy was created through passion and hunger to see every person achieve their potential. Combining a balanced approach of education and mentorship, our aim is to ‘Inspire a generation’ by educating individuals and groups to develop academically, vocationally and interpersonally and setting them up to thrive in life.

Our vision

“A holistic approach to education and development”

Our mission

The Genesis Academy prides itself on supporting and encouraging individuals to take responsibility for their lives today, whilst preparing and developing them for the future.


Jared Holmes

Senior Leadership Team

John Bucknell – Head of Centre

Sue Harries – Head of Business


Sue Pilgrim – Post-16 Education Manager




Peter Reynolds – Motor Vehicle Tutor

Gail Lendis – Academic Teacher

Michelle Turner – Academic Teacher

Andy Hughes – Digital Marketing Teacher

Shania Von Erich – Teaching Assistant

Elanor Owen – Teaching Assistant

Emma Wardle – Teaching Assistant

Olivia Hardy – Teaching Assistant

Lynsey West – Teaching Assistant

Faye Deabill – Teaching Assistant

Pastoral Support

Malcolm Barnes – Teaching and Behaviour Mentor


Bridie Holmes – Teaching Mentor



John Biggs – Finance Manager

Hazel Lomax – Business Administration


David Hill – IT Consultant

Stuart Pyle – Funding Consultant


Advisory Board

Colin Davies – A business development expert, Colin provides strategy, support, direction and facilitation through all business functions and areas. This is evident through founding C21 group and being the CEO of The Genesis Enterprise Foundation.

Peter Hallam – Specialising in business accounting and finance, Peter’s ability to translate ideas into their monetary equivalent allows organisations and charities to identify profitable endeavors whilst adhering to their core values and beliefs.

Steve Holmes – With a vast array of business acumen, Steve’s entrepreneurial skills have allowed him to find, develop and organise successful charities and businesses, such as The Genesis Enterprise Foundation, which has been the catalyst for success business development, including Genesis Dental Care and Alfreton Hall.  Steve also prides himself on pioneering and helping others to fulfill their direction, purpose and potential and has been a key person in the community with his work attracting two invitations to meet the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street.

Terry Eckersley is the former chief executive of YMCA in London, who received an invitation to meet the Queen for his work in London. Terry’s range of talents has seen him produce music reaching the BBC, SKY and ITV. Terry is now an international evangelist who speaks all around the world in schools, prisons and charities.

Leo Magee – An Influencer and Senior Commercial/Relationship Director with broad experience and a sustained record of success in the B2B and B2C Finance and Healthcare Sector. Leo has an extensive background in well-known corporate organisations, such as Lloyds TSB, managing complex business development projects to meet strategic objectives within critical guidelines.


Phil Starbuck is a former professional footballer who started his career at Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough. He famously scored in his first two outings for Forest at the age of 18 against Liverpool and Newcastle United FC. His career saw him play 245 Football League games scoring 43 goals. Phil is now a national Church Minister and founder of the charity New4Old which provides free building works in the community.