Who We Are

The Act 4 Team:

Small but dedicated.

The Office Team:

Dr Sam Frankel - Director: Founding Act 4 reflects Sam's passion to search for the very best outcomes for children. Many years experience of working with children in a variety of settings from criminal justice, to the family, to schools and churches, shows an ongoing determination to ensure that all children recognise their potential and are best equipped to make their way through the complex social world around them. Sam also runs a consultancy that allows him to engage with academic research, writing and teaching and also to find ways to put theories into practice through a range of educational programmes. Sam is an honorary fellow at the University of Sheffield and was a visiting fellow at the University of Central Lancashire. 

Nikki Edwards - Project Manager: Nikki is in charge of training and supervising the volunteers, delivering Act 4 programmes and the development of programmes. She volunteered with Act 4 in 2012 and was involved in delivering assemblies. She started working for Act 4 in her current role in 2014. Nikki is a trained secondary school teacher and youth worker.

Sam Smith - Project Coordinator: Sam is in charge of managing all of Act 4's bookings and databases. She supports the team in the delivery of their programmes, and provides administrative support to the Trustees, Director and Project Manager. Sam started working for Act 4 in 2014, before this she worked for a precision engineering company as a Production Controller.

Potters Bar Full Time Volunteers: Currently recruiting. As well as delivering a full assembly programme in over 20 schools they are also involved in supporting children's work in local communities and churches through Urban Light. 


The Trustees:

Terry Over - Chair of Trustees: Works as a Commercial Manager in the construction industry. He has a range of previous experience of children's work both with churches and charities. Terry is the Director of Moggerhanger Park Limited. He is also a local primary school governor. Terry's involvement has included some amazing fundraising challenges, including cycling from the bottom to the top of Britian and then (on another occassion) back down!

Louis Spring - Trustee: Joined Act 4 in 2009. He is a lecturer and researcher of information management at the University of Westminster, London South Bank University and TrainingWare. He is a Constabulary Chaplain Church of England licensed minister, the Vice Chair of Churches Together in Potters Bar, and a school governor. Louis is married to Renee and they have two daughters. "I have always been a supporter of Act 4 and am truly honoured to be a trustee".

Rev Nick Brindley - Trustee: Minister at Potters Bar and Brookmans Park United Reformed Churches since 2012. Prior to his call to ordained ministry he had a career in the systems development and strategy for a range of financial services firms in London and Edinburgh. 
Liz Perks - Treasurer: Former analyst programmer, County Court Usher, Secondary School instructor of Mathematics, and treasurer of Friends of Ladbrooke School.


Creative Support:

A special thank you to everyone involved in creative support for Act 4. Namely to Lea and Joe Beasley, and Linnea Kempe, but also to all other Act 4 volunteers for their ideas and input.