MEET THE TEAM

We are delighted to introduce you to our welcoming, friendly, and dedicated team. Some of who, started their journey as a HAIR AT THE ACADEMY student.

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Mary

Director & Founder

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Vicky

Salon Manager

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Tyler

Manager and Assessor

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Emily

Hairdressing and Barbering Tutor

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Nikki

Beauty Tutor

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Leah

Barbering Tutor

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Paige

Tutor Support

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Rachel

Admin and SEN Manager

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Marion

Attendance & Wellbeing Officer and Social Worker

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Audrey

English and Maths Teacher

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Becky

Counsellor

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Our Founder, Mary Pugsley MBE is the beating heart of HAIR AT THE ACADEMY. Mary is a Senior State Registered Hairdresser (SSRH) and since starting THE ACADEMY in 2004 with her daughter Vicky, she has grown the organisation to a 52-week provision educational centre.

With the support of a multi-faculty team that includes tutors, therapists, counsellors and support workers, Mary enrols up to 60 students every year helping them gain qualifications needed to enter the workplace or continue their education.

In 2019, Mary was awarded an MBE for her services to disadvantaged people in Devon, and in 2022 she was recognised by the Collective Pride Awards as ‘Exceptional Educator’.

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