Our Story Reflects Our Never Ending Journey Of Discovery

Supporting You On Your Journey

“The more that you read, The more things you will know, The more things that you learn, The more places you’ll go”

Dr Suess

Who We Are

Salford Alternative Independent Learning is part of the CSIN Group.  The company was founded in 2014 by Joe Barnwell.

Our Mission is to help socially excluded people and communities overcome inequality and disadvantage, arising as a result of the circumstances an individual is born into, or as a result of his or her own particular circumstances. These are individuals and groups who have no recognition, voice, or stake in the society in which they live. They have faced barriers to education employment and inclusion

We believe that everyone has the potential to develop, to change their lives, to be responsible and accountable for their actions. And be capable of meeting the demands made of them in order to deliver a life outside of their disability or disadvantage

Together We Achieve More


At SAIL we offer an Alternative Provision for students where mainstream traditional education has not worked.  SAIL offers a team of highly professional educators who have chosen to work in this sector with our students.   They are totally dedicated to ensuring they achieve their goals.  They encourage our students to set the bar high and their dreams even higher.

We have a small setting and work in groups of 4-6.  Our curriculum is rich and diverse and our students progress well and achieve. Our setting is nurturing and supportive and offers a wide choice of core and vocational subjects.  Our Aim is simple.  To offer the best education we can to our students.  Our Team are dedicated in the pursuit of your success.

Together We Achieve More

Meet Our Team

Join Our Team
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Joe Barnwell

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Jill Skillen

Creative Director
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Sonia Whittle

Director of Operations
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Sabrina Hutchinson

Training Officer
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Amy Fox

Training Officer
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Alex Whittle

Community Outreach
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Debbie Lowe

Training Officer
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Jenna Rawlinson

Administration Lead
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Lorraine Cooper

Administration Lead
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Vicky Tyrer

Learning Support Mentor