School to School support is at the heart of what Teaching Schools do. National Leaders of Education (NLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) have proven expertise in Leadership (NLEs) and subjects or key stages, including EYFS (SLEs)

NLEs are usually Head Teachers with an outstanding track record of school improvement. They work strategically with senior leaders in a school to address whole-school issues. NLEs cost approximately £500-£750 per day, though there is sometimes funding available to reduce this sum. Details of Norfolk NLEs and how to contact them are available on this site.

SLEs work with subject leaders within schools. They tend to focus on a specific need, such as a Department Review or Curriculum Planning across key stages. Across Norfolk, SLEs cost £350 per day, though there is sometimes funding available to reduce this cost. Details of SLEs and how to contact them are provided on this site.

Category -
  • National Leader of Education
  • Specialist Leader of Education
Primary -
  • Data Analysis
  • English
  • EYFS
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Maths
Secondary -
  • Art and Design
  • Citizenship
  • Computing
  • D&T
  • Data Analysis
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • MFL
  • Music
  • PE
  • Science
  • Social Science
General -
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour
  • CPD
  • Curriculum
  • ITT/NQT
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Pupil Premium
  • SENDCO
  • Teaching & Learning

Karine Ackroyd

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Karine teaches at Attleborough Academy Norfolk.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

Sam Aldis

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently the Early Years Lead, Nursery Teacher and Science Lead at Lionwood Infant and Nursery School in Norwich. Very experienced EYFS practitioner who has experience in offering S2S support - specialises in EYFS curriculum, assessment, moderation, behaviour management, phonics, interventions, differentiation, classroom environment/management, deployment of TAs and supporting students through ITT.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

Kelly Aldred

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Kelly is an English teacher and SENCO at Notre Dame High School. 25 years teaching experience including 8 years in 3 different primary schools and 17 years in the high school sector. Roles include: LT and performance management assessor in the primary sector, plus transition lead, literacy lead. In the high school sector: KS3 strategy manager, AFL co-ordinator, Head of Year and currently SENDCo. Completing National Award and CCET / CPT3A Level 7 exam access assessor.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

General

SENDCO

Nadia Allen

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Nadia has led the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics Department at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form for 13 years and worked as a Lead Practitioner for the SSAT with a focus on RE too. She also delivers CPD with broader whole school issues, particularly in her current role as "Specialist Lead, Teaching and Learning". During her 18 years of experience in teaching she has developed a range of skills and knowledge in her curriculum area and beyond. At the moment her interest is in current education research, in particular how children learn and retain knowledge as well as how positive psychology can improve behaviour and progress in the classroom.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
ITT/NQT

Tom Anstiss

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Tom is an SLE for ICT and a Year Leader currently working in a large junior school within Norwich where we have a range of ICT equipment to improve and enhance children’s learning. He firmly believes that ICT should be at the heart of school life as our aim should always be to educate our children to be successful in the society of the future. He is happy to help with curriculum development or CPD within primary schools

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

Curriculum

Becky Arnold

Sapientia Education Trust

Becky has recently taken on the Headship of Framingham Earl High School, previously she has been a part of Wymondham College since 2008.  During this period she has been Head of English and Assistant Principal Achievement and Progress prior to taking on the role of Deputy Headteacher in 2018.  Becky has been part of a range of local and national programmes including working as a Specialist Leader in Education (focus on English and Pupil Premium), winner of the TES Shine Award and training as a Performance Learning ambassador.  In 2018 she was honoured to be awarded the status of Founding Fellow by the Chartered College of Teaching in recognition for her contribution to the teaching profession. 

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English
Data Analysis

General

Pupil Premium

Graeme Ashfield

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Graeme teaches Biology at Dereham Sixth Form College.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Dhinasha Balachandre

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently leads a 52 place Nursery with responsible for the Growth Mindset and PSHE strategy group across the school at Mousehold Infant and Nursery School, Norwich. Experience in Nursery and liaising with Reception team - specialises in developing continuous provisions to maximise learning opportunities, engaging boys in mark making EYFS observations, assessments and documentation of evidence, supporting transitions from Nursery to Reception – KS1, data analysis; planning for next steps and using data to inform planning and continuous provisions.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS
Data Analysis

Anita Baldwin

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Anita has extensive experience of Mathematics leadership and has worked extensively on embedding Mathematics mastery within the curriculum in her own school and in others.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Ella Barnes

The Norwich Teaching School

Ella is currently Deputy Head and SENCO of Stalham Academy. An experienced phase leader and SENCO, Ella specialises in Curriculum development, Inclusion and Teaching and Learning across Key Stages 1 and 2.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

General

Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Keith Bates

The Norwich Teaching School

As Head of the only Outstanding SEBD school in Norfolk, Keith has a long track record in providing training, development and support to a wide range of schools, colleges and other education settings. Keith has developed over a number of years a number of bespoke training packages to develop the skills and confidence of a wide range of practitioners in working the most challenging of young people.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
Behaviour

Nicola Best

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Nicola has been a teacher of Geography and Environmental Science for 15 years, and a Curriculum Leader in the Geography Department Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form for 8 years. Her area of expertise is quality first teaching and the use of flipped learning.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Sarah Bird

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Sarah is Head of Biology at Notre Dame High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

General

Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT

Ellie Blake

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Ellie teaches at Northgate High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Geography

Fiona Borrett

Sapientia Education Trust

Fiona has been a teacher at Wymondham College for the last 10 years and Head of English for 5 years. Following Undergraduate study at the University or Warwick, Fiona completed her PGCE at the University of Easter Anglia. During her time at the College, Fiona has mentored a number of PGCSE students and NQTs and has also been a member of various working parties including: Sixth Form, Teaching and Learning and Marking and Feedback. Fiona has been the lead teacher of the Sapientia Trust English network for the last two years, during a recent PL day, she shared materials on the UCL verbal feedback toolkit and ‘The Writing Revolution’ to share best practise on writing and feedback across Trust schools.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

Paul Bradford

The Norwich Teaching School

Paul has been responsible for the delivery of presentations and training on Behaviour management, ADHD & ASD to PGCE students at the UEA and other mainstream schools. Paul is a trainer of advanced skills in de-escalation and physical management techniques and currently works with Norfolk Steps. He is responsible for providing training to new and current staff and offers this training to other schools in Norfolk.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
Behaviour

Juliette Branch

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Juliette is a Deputy Headteacher and also a Year 1/2 class teacher. She is also an EVC, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and has responsibility for PSHE, RSE, PATHS and R.E across the school. Juliette also has responsibility for organising and mentoring ITT trainees. Juliette has previously worked with schools in an SLE capacity to help develop and promote a creative curriculum approach and has also worked as a SNITT mentor within other schools, supporting and mentoring trainees.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Data Analysis

General

ITT/NQT
Curriculum

Louise Brown

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Louise is an Assistant Principal of Learning and Teaching and has extensive experience of improving provision in KS3 and KS4 English within her own school and others.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

General

CPD
Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT
Teaching & Learning

Jonathan Bunting

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Jonathan is currently Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at Ormiston Victory Academy and an experienced Head of History. Jonathan has worked within various schools and departments to help raise achievement in History, conduct department reviews and support in the development of the curriculum.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

History

General

Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Andrew Butcher

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Andrew teaches at Ormiston Victory Academy.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Computing

Jillian Chadwick

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Jilly is Head of Science and a Chemistry teacher at Notre Dame High School. Formerly Faculty Science Specialism Co-ordinator, PGCE, SCITT and NQT mentor, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Year 12 and 13 Currently Head of a large Science faculty; experienced teacher of Chemistry specialising in Key Stages 3, 4, and 5; quality assurance; curriculum development and assessment; and man management.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Mark Champion

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Mark teaches at Hellesdon High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

Lou Chapman

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Lou teaches at Dereham Sixth Form College.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Art and Design

Michelle Cleveland

Lionwood Teaching School

Formerly Year 1 Lead, Reception and Year 1 Teacher. Currently Year 2 Lead. Computing Subject Lead at Lionwood Infant and Nursery School in Norwich. Very experienced Year 1 Lead, ITT mentor and has completed Teaching Leaders course with Ambition Schools Leadership – specialises in Key stage 1 assessment, phonics, behaviour management and the mentoring and development of Student Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 1

General

Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT
Behaviour

Rob Connelly

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Rob is Head of School at Archbishop Sancroft High School. Formerly Deputy Headteacher (standards and operational) and Assistant Headteacher (teaching and learning, attitudes to learning). Extensive experience in: leadership of CPD; Pupil Premium; mentoring and coaching; attitudes to learning and behaviour; teaching and learning; change leadership.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT
Attendance
Behaviour
Teaching & Learning

Kim Constable

Sapientia Education Trust

Kim has been a teacher for over 10 years across multiple subjects in the Secondary curriculum. Prior to getting her current position teaching sociology and PSHE she completed her teacher training in PSHE and Citizenship Education in London where she continued to work for four years, then headed to work in a British school in Europe for 2 years. She shares PSHE units of work and cross-curricular resources and ideas on her website in the aim to encourage more active and innovative teaching and has spoken at a number of national and international conferences on PSHE, RSE and Teacher wellbeing. A recent workshop she has run focused on exam technique and how to answer the A Level style questions, as well as looking at general study and revision techniques using the spaced study system she have been developing.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Social Science

Brian Conway

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Brian is CEO of St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust and former Head of School at Notre Dame High School. Led Notre Dame High School to an Outstanding OFSTED judgement. Led Notre Dame High School to Teaching School and Research School status. Member of the Norwich Opportunity Area Partnership Board. Trustee of the Wherry Free School Norwich. Former Chair of Norfolk Secondary Education Leaders. Started teaching in 1992 in London (Greenwich, Barnet, and Kensington and Chelsea 1992), before moving to Norfolk in 2005.

Category

National Leader of Education

Secondary School

D&T

General

Pupil Premium

Karen Dawson

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Karen teaches Chemistry at East Norfolk Sixth Form College.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Ben Dewhurst

Sapientia Education Trust

Ben has taught in secondary schools for close to 20 years and has extensive experience of teaching up to Y13. In 2013 Ben moved to Wymondham College to take up the role of Head of Science. Previous to this he worked for 10 years at a successful secondary school in Reading. Whilst there he gained the role of Head of Achievement, initially working with Y9-Y11, but spent 5 years working within the Sixth Form team. Since working at Wymondham College Ben has been keen to involve the Science department with outside influences, both from within the school and by building connections from beyond. He has also been keen to ensure that the improvements to the department have been evidence led to secure the best results for students at the school.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Alexandra Duncan

The Norwich Teaching School

Lex is Head of the English Department at Sewell Park Academy. Her specialist areas are English, closing the gap, curriculum development, SEN and media Studies across key stage 3 and 4.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

General

SENDCO
Curriculum

Steven Dye

Sapientia Education Trust

Steven was accredited as an SLE with a specialism in Teaching and Learning with Leadership of CPD, in 2016. He has held a range of whole-school responsibilities related to challenging high prior attainers, quality assurance of teaching and learning, teachers’ standards and CPD. He currently leads the History department at Wymondham College.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
Teaching & Learning

Alex Dyer

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Head of French at Notre Dame High School, Sixth Form Excellence Co-ordinator, and SLE. Experienced MFL teacher across all Key Stages, with a proven track record of improving results and maintaining excellence at A level and GCSE. MFL lead on the Norfolk KS5 Project 2018-19 advising sixth forms on improvement of MFL provision.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

MFL

Gavin Frost

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Gavin is a Deputy Head Teacher in North Norfolk. Together with the Head Teacher, Gavin has continually sought to re-examine methods of working with children to provide the very best possible experience for children to learn to lead within the school in genuinely meaningful ways. Gavin has a great deal of experience in enabling children to not only achieve very high end of key stage results compared to schools nationally, but crucially for the school, in a fun way

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths

Claire Furness

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Assistant Headteacher at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

English

Christian Goude

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Christian is Faculty Leader for Humanities and Subject Leader for Geography at the City of Norwich School. As well as a SLE, he is also the OAT National Subject Leader for Geography. Alongside side this, Christian facilitates the NPQML for Ignite Teaching School Alliance. He is also an Assistant Principal examiner and a Pearson trainer.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Geography

Sophie Harpham

Lionwood Teaching School

Former Reception Lead, has taught in Reception and Nursery. Currently Year 1, Art & Design and EYFS English Lead at Lionwood Infant and Nursery School in Norwich. Has extensive knowledge of Teaching and Learning in Early Years, has completed Teaching Leaders course with Ambition Schools Leadership – specialises in EYFS practice including planning, assessment and moderation.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

Lara Harvey

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently Early Year Lead, Reception Teacher and Literacy & Drama/Role Play Subject Lead at Lionwood Infant and Nursery School in Norwich. Very experienced teacher - taught from Reception to Year 6, has completed NPQML - specialises in Assessment, Early Years, Phonics & Reading

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

Alex Henderson

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently Year 6 Lead and Assessment and Learning Communities Lead at Lionwood Junior School in Norwich. Very experienced upper Key Stage 2 teacher and leader specialises in data analysis, tracking, preparation and intervention for Year 6 SAT’s, effective teaching and learning including AFL and formative assessment.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 2
Data Analysis

Faye Herron

Lionwood Teaching School

Formerly Led Year 2 and is currently the SENDCO across Lionwood Infant and Junior Schools. Is also EAL and P.E. Lead. Has experience across EYFS and KS 1 and as SENCO from Nursery –Year 6. Has completed the National SENCO Award and has mentored students and NQT’s - specialises in raising standards in KS1 in order to improve data, EYFS provision and data analysis towards targets in Year 2, SEND provision, monitoring, work with external agencies and tailoring intervention.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS
Key Stage 1

General

SENDCO

Roger Higgins

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Roger is Director of EASTA and Norwich Research School, Assistant Headteacher, and a Physics Teacher at Notre Dame High School. Responsible for Notre Dame’s CPD strategy, as well as CPD strategy across St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Has designed and delivered a range of evidence-based CPD programmes for classroom teachers, middle and senior leaders; and has overhauled CPD across the MAT, integrating it with performance management and quality assurance systems.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

General

CPD

Justin Higgins

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Justin is currently the Curriculum Leader - IT and Computing at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form. He has 13 years of experience of being a Head of Department and Curriculum Leader for ICT and Computing. Additionally, he is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and has a love of trying out new ideas and technology.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Suzanne Hockley

Sapientia Education Trust

Suzy joined Wymondham College as a member of the Maths department in January 2012. Suzanne has been teaching Maths and Further Maths in Norfolk High Schools for over 17 years, specialising in A level. Throughout that time, she has held various posts including Head of Year and Assistant Head of Maths, has taught at the UEA and has been awarded Specialist Leader of Education status in Mathematics and Behaviour. Originally from Essex, she went to University in Norwich and still lives there.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Sarah Hookway

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Sarah is Second in Science and a Physics teacher at Reepham High School. Has worked with the Institute of Physics on their Improving the Gender Balance project and their Stimulating Physics Network CPD sessions, most recently on the primary to secondary transition in Science. Organises and hosts astronomy evenings, including a planetarium, guest speakers, and observing using the schools’ 30” Newtonian telescope.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Phil Hookway

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Phil has been teaching Science for approximately 12 years and has knowledge of being a curriculum leader at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. He has experience in delivering combined Science and Triple Science, AS Level Physics, AS Level Biology, A Level Science in Society and A Level Applied Science. His area of expertise is raising science standards, science curriculum design and supporting science departments through times of change.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Roberta Houghton

The Norwich Teaching School

Roberta is Deputy Headteacher in a rural Primary School part of a federation of three schools with experience of teaching and leading both Key Stage 1 and 2. With specialist areas in: Moderation, Assessment, Assessment for Learning and Learning without Limits, Developing effective leadership and Initial Teacher Training – mentoring and supporting NQTs and ITT candidates.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

General

Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT

Drew Howard

The Norwich Teaching School

Drew, Head of Educational Improvement, is an experienced SLE working successfully with a large number of schools on both curriculum development, Teaching and Learning techniques and Assessment.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Drew Howard

The Norwich Teaching School

Drew, Head of Educational Improvement, is an experienced SLE working successfully with a large number of schools on both curriculum development and Teaching and Learning.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Chris Hutchinson

Lionwood Teaching School

Formerly Deputy Head and Maths Lead at Lionwood Schools Federation. Currently Deputy Headteacher and experienced Mathematics Lead at George White Junior School. Very experienced School Leader and SLE (formerly of Sheringham Teaching School) deployed through VNET. Has experience in key Stage 1 and 2. Has completed Teaching Leaders and is currently completing NPQH. – specialises in Mathematics, assessment, curriculum planning, assessment, monitoring and moderation.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths

General

Curriculum

Emily Jordan

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently Assistant Headteacher leading Early Years and Key Stage 1 & Year 2 Teacher at Mile Cross Primary School in Norwich. Thirteen years teaching experience in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and currently Year 2. – specialises in mentoring, performance management, teaching and learning in EYFS and Key Stage 1 - teaching, phonics, reading, curriculum, assessment, outdoor learning, managing teams.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS
Key Stage 1

General

Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Niki Kaiser

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Network Research Lead for Norwich Research School, and Chemistry teacher at Notre Dame High School An elected member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division Council; invited to serve on the panel advising the EEF on their Science Guidance Report; invited to serve on the committee formed by the Wellcome Trust, Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Royal Society to review proposals for research supporting good practical Science.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Elisabeth Kelleway

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Elisabeth teaches at Hellesdon High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

History

Gemma Keogh

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Gemma is a highly experienced Reception teacher. She is the EYFS lead and oversees two reception classes and a 52 place Nursery. She also mentors our NQTs and leads Phonics in KS1. She happy to offer support in EYFS, Phonics and NQTs.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

General

ITT/NQT
Teaching & Learning

Hannah King

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Formerly KS5 English curriculum leader and member of the strategic standards team at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form. Currently Head of English at Reepham High School. Particular specialism in A level English Language.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

Hannah Kingsley

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently Head of School at Lionwood Infant and Nursery School in Norwich. Very experienced leader in Key Stage 1 & 2. Has carried out some SLE work in English through Sheringham Teaching School prior to moving to Lionwood Teaching School. Has completed Teaching Leaders and is currently completing NPQH - specialises in English, developing Middle Leadership, curriculum planning, assessment, monitoring, behaviour management and moderation.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

English

General

Behaviour
Curriculum

Katharine Ladbrooke

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Teacher at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
Teaching & Learning

Stewart Life

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Stewart teaches at Hellesdon High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Art and Design

General

ITT/NQT

Rob Machin

Sapientia Education Trust

Rob has been an SLE for the past 3 years and has specialised in providing direct support to 6 secondary maths departments and indirect support to many other non-specialist maths teachers at both secondary and primary level. His expertise is in the following areas:- Delivering Department Reviews with the HoD and SLT. Improving systems within the department such as curriculum and assessment. Providing mathematical mentors for colleagues who require support. Providing longitudinal CPD for sustained improvement of maths pedagogy and subject knowledge. Supporting recruitment both permanent and temporary. Rob is currently Head of Maths at Wymondham College and leads the Primary and Secondary Maths TSST course delivered across the Eastern region in partnership with Farlingaye High and Sir Isaac Newton and with the support of The Maths Hub, NCETM and the Department of Education.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Megan Mathias

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Megan is the Teaching and Learning Lead in Maths for the Ad Meliora Multi-Academy Trust. This position requires her to move between the academies in the Trust to work with leaders, teachers and pupils to improve the teaching and learning of maths. This involves leading inset training sessions, team planning and teaching with staff and taking groups of pupils for intervention.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths

Jim Mcatear

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Jim has a proven track record of success established over many years. As a Deputy he raised his school's GCSE results into the 100 most improved in England category. He has led Hartismere School through three successive Outstanding Ofsted Inspections. He also led Hartismere in becoming England's first converter Academy. He has been a designated School Improvement Partner for 11 years and a National Leader in Education since 2015. He has led challenging schools as a Headteacher on an emergency basis on behalf of Local Authorities as well as serving on Interim Executive Boards. He has extensive experience as a Lead Inspector for Ofsted.

Category

National Leader of Education

General

CPD
Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Gerry Mccormack

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Gerry is Head of Computing at Notre Dame High School. SLE and CAS Master Teacher. Responsible for re-mapping the Computer Science curriculum and introducing A level Computer Science for the first time with ALPS grade 4 for first cohort. Has worked with two secondary schools in Suffolk who struggled with the transition from ICT to Computer Science.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Computing

James Mcgarry

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Teacher of RE and Philosophy and Ethics.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Social Science

Ian Mcinally

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Ian is an Assistant Principal of Learning Community and has extensive experience of careers and teaching PE at KS3 and KS4.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

PE

Julian Mckay

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Julian is Director of Sixth Form and a Design and Technology teacher at Notre Dame High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

General

Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum

Andrew Mcnally

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Andrew is Second in Maths at Notre Dame High School.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Jen Miller

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Jen is an EYFS specialist, who also has experience of leading KS1 and Assessment. She is very experienced in analysing data to support teaching and learning, as well as developing action plans to lead change. She has a wealth of knowledge about the EYFS curriculum, how to plan and deliver a child-initiated curriculum balanced with effective structured teaching sessions to ensure maximum progress for all children. Jen has a secure understanding of how to assess within EYFS and has supported other schools in developing their outdoor learning spaces and continuous provision. She has developed the EYFS provision at her current school through designing and implementing a new outdoor area, providing CPD opportunities for staff on Intervention, Phonics and Effective Questioning. She leads learning and manages a team of teachers and TAs. She has implemented Tapestry, using this to monitor and assess progress as well as developing links with parents. Jen has led a Nursery through a period of transition and expansion to allow the school to offer 30 hour funding. She oversees the Nursery team and delivered CPD training sessions and opportunities. Jen has developed transition plans to ensure smooth transitions to mainstream school settings for the Nursery children. She has supported the development of the Nurture provision, and linked this explicitly to the EYFS classroom to ensure children are receiving an education that fully meets the needs of individual children. She has analysed and tracked on-going progress and created clear intervention plans where ‘gaps’ in achievement were identified for individuals or cohorts of pupils.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS
Key Stage 1
Data Analysis

Graham Parker

The Norwich Teaching School

Graham is a former head of Design and Technology. He is a current serving Deputy Headteacher in a large secondary school. Areas of expertise Include whole school and D&T specific curriculum and timetable development, assessment and student progress systems from Ks3 to Ks5.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

D&T

General

Curriculum

Jo Parnell

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Jo is currently Literacy Coordinator at Ormiston Victory Academy as well as Deputy Director of English. She also chairs the Ormiston East Literacy Group and is coordinating the #iwill Lead Literacy School for Victory. Jo has worked with several local English departments, helping them to audit departments, coach staff members and develop resources.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

General

Mentoring and coaching

Rachel Petty

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Rachel works at Hartismere School, where she is a Lead Practitioner with a focus on the Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Whole School Improvement; Director of Research and Development and Deputy Head of Mathematics. Rachel has made a speciality of Teaching and Learning in her career to date. Her expertise in this field also informs her responsibilities as the Director of Research and Development within the Hartismere Family of Schools. Her work as a Lead Practitioner informs her role as a Specialist Leader of Education working with staff within her own school and external work with teachers from other schools. Her recent research project took a practical approach to ways in which teachers and Learning Support Assistants cooperate and work together. The results of this were shared with staff as part of professional development within the school. Rachel contributes to two training programmes for new staff in the school: -Examining the quality of teaching and professional studies -Mentoring Newly Qualified Teachers Her broader experience outside of school includes a range of leadership activities in other Trusts, working with Universities and centres delivering the National Professional Qualifications for Senior and Middle Leadership (NPQSL & NPQML). Rachel has delivered specialist programmes on Anglia Ruskin University’s PGCE in Mathematics for Secondary students. She has worked on an MA(Ed) programme and supervised students at the dissertation level within their degree. More recently she has led the delivery and assessment of the NPQSL and NPQML groups within the Eastern region.

Category

Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

General

CPD
ITT/NQT
Teaching & Learning

Jade Powell

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Jade is currently Head of Philosophy and Ethics and City of Norwich School: an Ormiston Academy. She also is a member of the Easta KS5 improvement project that meets once a term to collate with other schools in the Norfolk area. She manages a team of 7 members of staff and is organised, enthusiastic and willing to share her experience with others.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Sandhya Radhamma

Sapientia Education Trust

Sandhya Radhamma has been a part of Sapientia Education Trust’s primary school since 2017. In addition to her responsibility of Maths Lead for the Trust’s nine primary schools, she is currently teaching part time at Great Hockham Primary School. Sandhya has been trained as Primary Mastery Specialist of Maths Teaching (NCETM Professional Development Accreditation) and has led teacher research groups with teachers from the Trust’s primary schools in embedding Mastery approach of teaching in their classrooms. In 2019, she participated in the England-China Maths Exchange Programme and has brought back a wealth of knowledge not just to her own classroom but has shared this with teachers in her teacher research groups and Local Leaders of Maths Education (LLME) meeting for the Maths hub. Through the teaching school, Sandhya has also led professional development for understanding Mastery to both teachers and TAs.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths

Dave Richards

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Dave is a Vice Principal of Raising Achievement and has extensive experience in student voice, SMSC and PHSE.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

History
Data Analysis

General

Mentoring and coaching
ITT/NQT

Liz Ridley

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Head of Social Sciences at Notre Dame High School, in charge of Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Business Studies, and Economics. Experienced examiner of Psychology for AQA for 12+ years. Formerly curriculum team leader with responsibility for timetabling, recruitment, and performance management. Senior Tutor for overseeing pastoral care, behaviour management, and curriculum pathways. Experienced mentor of trainee and newly qualified teachers.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Social Science

Jamie Roberts

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Jamie is an experienced Maths Lead and member of the Senior Management Team at Newton Flotman CoE Primary School. An outstanding teacher, he is passionate about Maths and enjoy supporting schools in a variety of ways, such as: development of teaching and learning, making effective use of assessment/data analysis, implementing a mastery approach, through school intervention programme or whole school curriculum redesign.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths
Data Analysis

General

Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Ben Robinson

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Mathematics teacher and KS4 co-ordinator at Taverham High School. Highly experienced subject specialist at all Key Stages but most recently with a focus on the new GCSE and A level. Specialist in tracking and assessment, and developing staff subject knowledge.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Jonathan Rootham

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Jonathan is currently Deputy Faculty Leader for English and Languages at City of Norwich School. He is experienced in improving literacy across the curriculum and for many years worked as a Literacy Coordinator. Jonathan is also an experienced film and media teacher; he has worked with other schools to support their subject delivery. Additionally, Jonathan has lots of experience mentoring and training new teachers; he's worked with both TeachFirst and UEA in recent years.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

Mentoring and coaching
Teaching & Learning

Glenn Russell

The Norwich Teaching School

Glenn is Executive Head of Stalham Academy and St. Clements Hill Primary. He has an extensive track record of school improvement including but limited to: system leadership, assessment and tracking processes, curriculum planning, teaching and learning, performance management. Glenn’s schools work under the strap line, Valued People, Successful Schools inherent in the approach he adopts.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Deborah Sacksen

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Deborah is currently Assistant Headteacher at Rosecroft Primary School in Attleborough. She have been in this post for the past 4 years, however has taught in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, at the school for the past 20 years, since moving to Norfolk. Her present duties include overseeing the learning, curriculum and assessment in years 1-4, developing curriculum for years 5 and 6. She is Pupil Premium Lead; Designated Safeguard Lead; line manages Key Stage 1 and 2 teaching staff, TAs and MSAs; chairs the school Parent Forum; represents the school on the Friends Association committee and attends school governor meetings.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

General

ITT/NQT
Curriculum

Pedro Salgado

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Pedro started his teaching career 17 years ago in mainstream working as a primary school teacher. Within a couple of years, he moved on to a complex needs school where he gained his first insight of Special Education Needs and became a keen advocate for inclusive practice. He came to England in 2014 to work in a secondary school as SEN Tutor and EAL Coordinator and after 4 years at Thorpe St Andrew School & Sixth Form he has been appointed SENCO as from September 2019. His area of expertise is inclusive education raising standards of achievement for the physically disabled. As SLE for Special Education Needs his aim is to ensure that young people with SEND are visible in the educational system and supported on their learning to the best of their abilities.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

SENDCO

Peter Salt

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Teacher of History.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

History

Neil Sanderson

The Norwich Teaching School

Neil is an experienced SLE with specialist areas in teaching and learning, assessment, student leadership, department reviews, growth mindsets, spreadsheets to analyse learning walk data. Prepared to whole at individual, department and whole school level.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Data Analysis

General

Mentoring and coaching
Teaching & Learning

James Scotney

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

James is an Assistant Principal of Learning Outcomes and has extensive experience of improving provision in KS3 and KS4 Mathematics within his own school and others.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Maths

Paul Seeman

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Paul Seeman has been head of Banham Primary School for 8 years and became a designated National Leader of Education in 2017. Paul has been a Deputy Head, Co-Head and Headteacher in Norfolk since 2006 when he moved to Norfolk following a successful career as a KS2 teacher in a large Essex primary school. As head of a small school Paul has significant direct experience of all aspects of school leadership, from visits and Health and Safety to SEN, achieving the NASENCO award in 2014. Paul was also Cluster Lead for a number of years. Paul is able to offer support to school leaders in terms of data, curriculum development, self evaluation and development planning, or other strategic support. He also has extensive experience of Peer Review and developing inter/intra-school collaboration.

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National Leader of Education

General

CPD
Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Ella Sherwin

The Norwich Teaching School

Ella Sherwin, Lead Teacher based in Reception class. SLE for EYFS and Phonics with a secure background knowledge of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and developing fluent early readers, raising both the GLD and Phonics Screening scores.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

Amy Smith

Ignite Teaching School Alliance

Amy is a Head of English and has experience with literacy across the curriculum.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

Romayne Sorhaindo

Encompass Teaching School Alliance

Romayne began teaching in 2005 and has been head of the computing department at Hartismere school since 2009. He is also currently a lead practitioner and a member of the teaching group, whose aim is to raise teaching standards at Hartismere through CPD and policy. In 2017 Romayne successfully completed an NPQ in senior leadership. During the course he introduced the option of videoed self-observation as part of the professional development review process. Romayne’s specialist area is computer science (KS3, GCSE and A Level), but he is also interested in the use of technology in feedback, monitoring and homework.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Computing

Rachael Spaans

The Norwich Teaching School

Rachael is an experienced SLE having recently worked on the Sheringham Girls KS2 Maths project. She specialises in Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Curriculum development, moreover she is a Key Stage 2 moderator and experienced NQT mentor.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 2

General

Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Nicholas Starling

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently Assistant Head, Key Stage 2 and Maths lead at Mile Cross Primary School in Norwich. Very experienced teacher and leader having worked in a wide range of different settings. Although his experience is mainly in Key Stage 2, he has worked in EYFS and Key Stage 1 – specialises in Maths (including Mastery Approach), assessment, moderation, building Middle Leadership, progress and attainment particularly at end of KS2, including SAT’s preparation and data analysis.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Key Stage 2
Maths

General

Mentoring and coaching

Juliet Stops

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Jules is on the SLT leading English and KS2 assessment at Buxton Primary School. Her specialisms include whole class guided reading, developing a love of reading, writing assessment and raising attainment for SATS.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

English

Jonathan Taylor

Sapientia Education Trust

Mr Jonathan Taylor - CEO of Sapientia Education Trust (SET). Previously he served as Principal and Executive Principal of Wymondham College, delivering record breaking ‘A’ level and GCSE outcomes, significantly improving both attainment and progress measures at GCSE and ‘A’ level. In both 2015 and 2016 Wymondham College under his leadership was the highest performing non selective state school in the eastern region. In 2017 he led the College to an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted Social care inspection, with every area evaluated as ‘outstanding.’ During his career he has worked as Vice CEO of a high performing MAT in the East Midlands; Deputy Head of an ‘outstanding’ comprehensive school; Assistant Head at a high performing state boarding school and held pastoral and departmental leadership positions. He has also worked as an Ofsted Inspector. Jonathan was appointed a National Leader of Education (NLE) in 2016. The Good Schools Guide described his career as ‘a swift progress, leaving outstanding Ofsted reports in his wake’ and his approach as ‘thoughtful and immensely hard working - yet he hasn’t disappeared in a cloud of management initiatives, preferring lots of contact with pupils and staff.’

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National Leader of Education

Secondary School

Data Analysis

General

CPD
Mentoring and coaching
Curriculum
Teaching & Learning

Daniel Tooke

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Subject leader - Physics at City of Norwich School. Degree in quantum and cosmological Physics. Experience in: pastoral (attendance); KeyStage 5 Maths co-ordinator; reviewing parallel pedagogies in mechanics.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

Science

Jen Tupper

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Jen is part of the SLT at a large Primary and Nursery where she currently leads on Maths and Pupil Premium. She has experience of teaching across both key stages 1 and 2. She has the MAST – Maths Specialist Teacher qualification. Jen has been an SLE for 5 years and has worked in various schools, leading CPD and supporting staff, helping to implement new policies and practices, improve teaching and learning and consequently raise standards.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Maths

General

Teaching & Learning

Jo Tweedale

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Jo is the SENCo, Inclusion, Nurture and provision lead at a large Primary and Nursery. Also a member of the leadership team. She has over 15 years of leadership experience within special school, primary and secondary schools. She has worked extensively with children who have a range of learning difficulties and behavioural issues. In her current role she leads whole school initiatives to secure good progress and learning of all SEN/D children, which is inclusive of all pupil needs. Jo has worked as an SLE for 5 years. She has supported schools with building outstanding SEN/D provision within individual schools . She has led CPD on a wide range of subjects including SEN/D, inclusion and behaviour. Jo can support schools in a wide range of areas that encompass SEN/D, behaviour, auditing and action planning.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

SENDCO
Behaviour

Michelle Unstead

East Anglian Schools' Teaching Alliance (EASTA)

Michelle is SENCO at St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

SENDCO
Behaviour

George Walker

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

George has been a teacher of English, Media and Film for 11 years and a Curriculum Leader in the English Department at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form for five years. He has a particular interest in the use of formative and summative assessment, differentiation and flipped learning.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Secondary School

English

General

CPD

Catherine Wall

The Norwich Teaching School

Catherine has successfully completed many outreach projects, working with other primary schools leading on Primary Behaviour Management; she has also completed some outreach work with failing schools this included facilitating training for middle managers.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
Mentoring and coaching
Behaviour

Kim Waters-king

The Norwich Teaching School

Kim Waters, for EYFS and Phonics with a secure background knowledge of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and developing learning environments and continuous provision to ensure enhancement of ELG’s

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

Laura Watts

Sheringham Primary Teaching School

Laura is an Assistant Headteacher in a Federation of Primary Schools. She has responsibility for Teaching and Learning, curriculum development, assessment and data across the federation. She has been curriculum lead for many subjects, including RE, Music, MFL and Literacy. Laura has also tutored and mentored many trainees and NQTs in order to develop their practice.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

Data Analysis

General

Curriculum

Zoe Wood

Lionwood Teaching School

Currently a Reception teacher, Mental Health Lead, part of the Growth Mindset Strategy group and a Designated Safeguarding Lead at Mousehold Infant School, Norwich. (Previous experience teaching Nursery – Y4). Experienced teacher and leader, having worked from Nursery –Year 4 – specialises in behaviour management, EYFS provision, developing communication and language skills in EYFS, encouraging early mark-making and writing skills, promoting outdoor learning and use of natural resources within the classroom, assessment and data analysis to inform planning for next step.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS
Data Analysis

General

Behaviour

Kate Woodcock

Norfolk Teaching & Leadership Excellence Centre (NTLEC)

Kate has worked in the Early Year sector within various roles for 6 years. She has been employed as a Teacher of Health and Social Care at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form since 2008. She co-ordinates all vocational BTEC courses in the school entry-Level 3 for 11 different subject areas, most of which she has assisted staff in starting. She is the Programme Manager for Children's Play, Learning and Development and manages the GCSE Child Development for the school. In addition, she is a Standards Verifier for BTEC moderating coursework and placement portfolios.

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Specialist Leader of Education

Primary School

EYFS

General

Curriculum

Sarah Woodhouse

The Norwich Teaching School

Sarah currently works at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles, a mixed comprehensive school of 1350 yr7-13 students. She is Director for Learning and Teaching and a member of the schools Leadership Team. Sarah teaches GCSE science and triple physics, and leads the KS3 skills team. She leads whole school PD days, fortnightly L&T briefings and organises sharing good practice sessions. Sarah line manages ITT/NQT training and development, most able student provision and is the senior team link for the humanities faculty.

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Specialist Leader of Education

General

CPD
ITT/NQT
Teaching & Learning
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