Meet the School Report team!

With the participation of students, teachers, mentors and volunteers, the School Report team really runs to many thousands of people.

But here are the people at the BBC who work on the project on a permanent basis and that you can approach with queries:

Helen Shreeve, Editor and Project Leader

Helen Shreeve, Editor and Project Leader, School Report

About Helen: Helen started School Report in 2006 and recruited the team, and has worked in BBC News since 1990 as a journalist and manager. In her time at the BBC she's worked on all sorts of radio and TV programmes but she says developing and running School Report is the best job she's ever had.

Contact Helen about: If you have any ideas about how the project can develop in the future.

Ros Smith, Deputy Editor

Ros Smith, Deputy Editor

About Ros: Ros has been working on School Report since 2006 and as a former Physics Teacher she is passionate about working with schools. At the BBC Ros has mainly worked as a Radio Producer, but has been known to dabble in TV and online.

Outside of work Ros is a keen swimmer - often to be found in the pool, and occasionally in a lake or the sea!

Contact Ros about: Ros has worked on all aspects of the project and is always happy to help.

Ian Westbrook, Web Producer

Ian Westbrook, web producer

About Ian: Ian has been involved with School Report for six years as a mentor and also for some short spells working as part of the core team. He is now in charge of the website and social media for this year's project. Ian was a member of BBC staff for more years than he cares to remember, working for Ceefax Sport, the BBC Sport website and the BBC 2012 website, and has rejoined the Corporation to work on School Report.

Away from work, he is a keen football fan and can usually be found following the fortunes of Brentford FC.

Contact Ian about: Getting your content on to the School Report website as well as other BBC websites and various platforms.

Josie Verghese, Planning Producer

Josie Verghese, Planning producer

About Josie: Josie has been part of the School Report team for five years, having previously worked for Newsround, CBBC and BBC Sport. She liaises with other areas of the BBC about stories/programmes they are working on to see if School Reporters can be involved, as well as planning how best to showcase students' work during the annual News Days. She spent an unforgettable fortnight working at the Olympic Park during the 2012 Paralympics, helping young people report on the action for BBC Radio 5 live.

Josie is a School Governor and was nicknamed 'chatterbox' at an early age as she likes nothing better than to chat to colleagues, teachers and students!

Contact Josie about: Reporting plans and story ideas that you and your students have; advice about developing story ideas; general School Report enquiries.

Angie Pitt, Schools Producer

Angie Pit

About Angie: Angie joined School Report in 2010 after being a mentor for the project for several years. She has been in the BBC for 16 years and has worked in News for most of that time.

In her spare time she is crafty (in an arty way, not a scheming way) and campaigns for gluten-free rights!

Contact Angie about: If you are a teacher with any queries about running the project, Angie is the person to ask!

Laura MacDonald, Researcher

Laura MacDonald

About Laura: Laura joined the BBC in 2010 and has worked for the website, local radio and TV news. In 2012, she worked on School Report's coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay, Olympic and Paralympic Games. Now she is responsible for recruiting and matching BBC mentors to schools but is involved in lots of different parts of the project, from making content with schools to updating the website.

Laura likes reading biographies and loves to bake - she once made a cake designed to look like the famous School Report mic cube! Now that's dedication to the cause!

Contact Laura about: Working with a BBC mentor and general questions about the project.

Sarika Unadkat, Team assistant

Sarika Unadkat

About Sarika: Sarika started out on work experience with the School Report web team in 2012. After learning lots and gaining many new skills, she had caught the School Report bug and returned again for News Day the following year as the Team Assistant.

She enjoys working in online and radio, and in her free time she volunteers with her local hospital radio station.

Contact Sarika about: General queries about the project

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