Sharon is very happy to take enquiries about any kind of project, large or small, long or short term and on request can provide a draft outline of project work including an estimate of costs.
She is fully insured through Simply Business, policy number: GMTM628771XB for Public Liability up to £10,000,000. Sharon has also been CRB checked through the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth City Council.
Sharon Court is an experienced youth and children’s work practitioner who has been working in the field for almost twenty years. A qualified teacher and youthworker, she has worked in a variety of roles ranging from sessional youthwork volunteer, to Youth Centre Manager, bringing a diversity of skills and experience to the work she does.
Sharon has worked with children aged from six months, right up to 18 years old, and with a range of agencies and organisations both statutory and voluntary. Her passion and commitment, coupled with an engaging and creative personality, make her an ideal trainer – both for adults and young people.
In addition, Sharon has undertaken a number of pieces of research work for organisations such as CAMHS (Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service), Portsmouth City Council Youth Service (Youthwork & Spirituality consultation), and Portsmouth Neighbourhood Management Team. Her work with Creative Partnerships as a Creative Agent has strengthened her knowledge and understanding not only of school communities but also external practitioners and how best to support them both in planning and delivering bespoke projects.
In recent years Sharon’s work has diversified to include wider community based projects and she has undertaken further study in the area of sustainable communities and community development with the Homes and Communities Academy. Find out more about the HCA here: http://skills.homesandcommunities.co.uk/understanding
She has also recently qualified as an Arts Award Adviser for the Bronze and Silver Awards. Arts Awards are qualifications, and at Gold level have UCAS points which count towards University entrance. Find out more about Arts Award here: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=1346
Sharon is married and lives in Portsmouth with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, cooking, watching movies and developing her own creative practice in writing, storytelling and developing her sketchbook.
For more information on the types of projects Sharon has been involved in, please continue to explore the site!