Meet the Team
Board of Trustees
Encore Enterprises was registered as a CIC in July 2012 and converted to a charity in August 2023. During to our conversion we have kept our Board to 3 Trustees, with a view to developing it in number during 2024. The Board of Trustees meets regularly to discuss the business of the organisation.
Jonathan Godfrey OBE (Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
Cliff is responsible for:
reporting to the Board of Trustees
the leadership and development of Encore
leading the entire team of staff, freelancers and volunteers
safeguarding (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Inclusion (Access and Inclusion Lead)
Cliff has taught in primary, secondary, independent and special schools and has been an army reservist musician. He is a keen percussionist and conductor and you can also find him behind a drum kit on occasions. Whilst Cliff has a love of hedgehogs, they don't necessarily have a love of his music!
Music Education Manager
Sue is responsible for:
Leadership and management of all services to schools:
Management of the 'Tune-In!' programme (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition).
Management of the Accredited Teacher Scheme (peripatetic instrumental and vocal lessons).
Management of Early Years & Pre-School services.
Training and Continuous Personal Development (CPD) for school-based music teachers.
Sue has been a primary music teacher for 28 years, with some experience in secondary music education, and the last 8 years of teaching also being a KS2 class teacher. Sue currently combines her role as Encore’s Music Education Manager with teaching music one day a week at Bosbury CE Primary School.
Herefordshire Music Education Hub Strategy Manager
Roger is responsible for the leadership and management of The Herefordshire Music Education Hub.
Roger taught in a variety of schools as a music specialist across the age-range before joining Encore in 2011, where he has held a number of roles. Roger enjoys singing with Hereford Choral Society, the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and is looking forward to playing his clarinet and saxophone more regularly, too!
Eva is responsible for:
Management of all aspects of finance:
Management of budget, finance, accounts, banking, invoices etc...
Human Resources, Recruitment and Safeguarding checks (DBS).
Management and Development of organisational policies.
Administration of Herefordshire Music Fund
Leaders & Coordinators Team
Jo Lowry (email@example.com)
Singing for Wellbeing Leader
Chris Butts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Popular Music Leader
Wendy Wilson-Goddard (email@example.com)
Early Years and Foundation Stage Leader
Hannah West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Voice Leader
Alex McWilliams (email@example.com)
Logistics and Data Coordinator
Lisa Lyness (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Community and EYM Coordinator
'Tune-In!' (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition or WCET) Team
The Tune-In Team travel to many schools across the county to teach pupils to learn an instrument in whole classes.
The team is managed by Sue Walker - Music Education Manager
Encore Youth Music Team
Encore Youth Music (EYM) is the overarching name of the ensembles run by Encore Enterprises. Music Centre Tutors conduct or assist with bands, orchestras and other ensembles:
Lisa Lyness coordinates the day to day organisation of EYM, supporting both tutors and parents.
We have approximately 50 Accredited Teachers teaching a large variety of instruments in most primary and secondary schools across the county.
All Accredited Teachers have undergone the Music Service recruitment process. They hold an up to date enhanced DBS and have received annual safeguarding training. Accredited Teachers have access to relevant training opportunities and also undergo an annual quality assurance assessment.
The Accredited Teacher list is available to Music Service Partner Schools.
Accredited Teachers are self employed, but overseen by Sue Walker - Music Education Manager.
Encore Accredited Freelance Artists
We have approximately 15 Accredited Freelance Artists who deliver a wide range of services across all our service areas (ensemble tutors, choir leaders, health and wellbeing specialists, workshop delivers etc)
AFAs working in Early Years are overseen by Wendy Wilson-Goddard
AFAs working in schools are overseen by Sue Walker
AFAs working in Community are overseen by Cliff Woollard
Trainee Music Tutors
Trainee Music Tutors are overseen by Chris Butts