Anthony has worked in the care setting for 12 years, predominately in residential homes for children and young people both with and without disabilities. He participated in the 6-day social pedagogy pilot course run by Sylvia and Gabriel in 2007, which had a profound impact on him. He undertook a BA degree in social pedagogy at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 2014, and then left the local authority for which he worked to join ThemPra in 2015. He currently facilitates team development sessions and courses for ThemPra and also teach on University of Central Lancashire’s new BA degree in social pedagogy, advocacy and participation.
He has a passion for the creative arts and how these can influence our social pedagogy journeys. The history of social pedagogy is also of great interest him as, being from the British care system, he is keen to establish the differences that it might help shape our future.