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Joanne Beesley - Administrator 

Joanne joined us in September 2016, having worked at the City of Liverpool College for more than a decade, where she undertook a range of administrative functions across different departments. These included the Drop in Study Centres, the Arts Centre and the Apprenticeship Team. Here, she is responsible for tasks ranging from enrolment and looking after student records to collating data, financial activities and communication with parents. Joanne enjoys working within a small committed team, and is impressed by the college’s vibrant atmosphere and the enthusiasm of our students. She is proud to follow students’ journeys and feels that to see them achieve their goals is one of the many rewards of her job.

Maria Dougan - AdministratOR

Maria came to LIPA Sixth Form College from The Academy of St Francis Assisi, where she worked as a receptionist. Prior to that, she gained over 15 years’ administrative experience working in a secondary school setting. She performed a range of roles including student services manager and specialist school administrator. Maria supports our Administrator and Receptionist on a day-to-day basis. She enjoys being part of a small hardworking administration team and is impressed by the talent she witnesses from both staff and students.

Julie Humphreys - Admissions Officer

Julie joined us in September 2016 and is the first point of contact for students, parents and visitors with regards to admissions. Julie processes the applications of prospective students. She has a strong background in customer facing roles, office and diary management as previous jobs have included teacher recruitment for both local and international schools and support for staff and students at the University of Liverpool libraries. She has also worked alongside social workers in After Adoption, a charity dedicated to supporting adopted children and adoptive and birth parents. Julie enjoys celebrating students’ achievements and is always on hand to provide administrative support to meet their daily needs.

Charlotte Whelan - Receptionist


Charlotte previously worked for the local authority in a One Stop Shop for 12 years and prior to this worked in other customer service and administrative roles. She loves performing arts, attending dance and theatre schools growing up, was part of school choirs and orchestras where she played the flute. Charlotte joined us in September 2020 to work on reception. She is the first point of contact for students, staff, parents and visitors on site and on the telephone. She also supports the admin team with their admin duties. Charlotte loves watching the students rehearsing and is very impressed at how talented our students are. She finds her job very rewarding seeing how happy the students are living their dreams by doing what they love most.