The aim was to create complementary educational programmes to tackle significant under achievement in able students, who are in receipt of free school meals.
All Eggtooth programmes are underpinned by a robust therapeutic approach, combined with creative activities to ensure students are supported whilst being challenged.
For the last 20 years I have worked in the Arts and in Education.
I trained as an actor at Rose Bruford and I was an Artistic Director for 2 leading fringe theatres in South London.
After moving to Hastings in 2004 with my husband and 3 sons I have worked at a senior level in Education, created a holistic wellbeing centre in a secondary school and co created The Eggtooth Project.
I am a connector and I thrive on linking people and places to places and people and most importantly connecting people with people. I have done this all my adult life. I have implemented and created some great relationships with Artists, community partners and schools – this has enabled us to connect people to creative education of a very high standard.
Working alongside Rhod and Laura and the whole Eggtooth team is a brilliant experience. We feel so privileged that the children, young people and families we work with trust us and share their time and their life stories with us.
Laura Dunton Clarke
I have been working in and around the Arts and Education sector for almost 20 years. Having trained in Acting and Theatre Studies I have performed and directed in several venues including Shakespeare’s Globe, the London Fringe Shakespeare Festivals in The US and a UK National tour.
I have also been a co-director for previous companies working in the field of Social Care and an organisation involved with Equine Guided learning.
Currently in my clinical training as a Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapist, I have a passion for enabling people to discover more about themselves and their lives. Along with the creative aspects of Eggtooth, the therapeutic side has helped many young people, parents and families discover great things about them selves and their relationships.
As well as co-directing The Eggtooth Project I recently joined a local consortium as a Partnership Manager, overseeing training delivered to council staff.
I have lived in Hastings for 12 years with my daughter and am a huge fan of the town. Along with my co-directors I am very proud to be working along side some extremely talented and lovely people.
I trained as a primary school teacher at the University of London, Institute of Education and worked as a teacher in Brighton for a number of years. Whilst living in Brighton I also qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and helped my wife to set up a greetings card and gift business called Juicy Lucy Designs.
Since moving to Wales I have worked on a Welsh government scheme called Big Ideas Wales, running enterprise workshops in schools, colleges and universities. I have also worked on a number of projects for the Centre for Enterprise Education (C4EE) based at Gower College, Swansea.
I launched Eggtooth Wales in January 2016 with Morriston Comprehensive school which was a wonderful experience and a great success. I am passionate about my role as director of Eggtooth and my aim is to help develop the project in Wales in order to benefit as many young people as possible.