We are delighted to be welcoming three new advisers to our team this term. Each brings a substantial body of experience to the service, and will enable us to broaden the support we offer to schools.
Linda is a qualified teacher and has extensive leadership experience in the West Midlands including seven years as a primary head. More recently she has run her own independent consultancy and undertaken primary inspection work.
Key skills include supporting and developing NQTs, including those in the early stages of their career; working with middle leaders to develop skills including quality assurance, action planning and evaluating the impact of their work; support for senior leaders in school improvement and progressing curriculum and assessment; training and support for governing bodies.
Linda can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo has many years teaching experience, teaching MFL (French and German) with a smattering of English, Humanities and Music along the way but her passion and main focus was working as a pastoral lead in a large secondary school involved with Safeguarding, PSHE and RSE. Jo is committed to a holistic view of education, putting the child’s lived experience at the centre and working with staff to understand and apply strategies relating to active learning and assessment techniques in PSHE, with a particular interest in mental health considerations (of students and adults), self-harm and attachment disorders. Jo has experience in working on Transition between primary and secondary and engaging staff in sharing information and working together at this crucial time to facilitate transfer of pastoral as well as academic data.
Jo can be contacted on email@example.com
Helen was a Primary School teacher in Staffordshire for 16 years, working across both Key Stage 1 and 2 in a variety of schools undertaking a number of roles – Key Stage 2 co-ordinator, subject leader for Maths, RE, PSHE, Art, History as well as being school SENCo for 6 years and member of the SLT for many more. After teaching Year 2, delivering and assessing KS1 SATs, her career developed as a Senior Teacher in Key Stage 2. During this time Helen led many initiatives in school including the Dyslexia Friendly Award, Healthy Schools Award and a multi-cultural link with a school in Southern India. Following a recommendation from OFSTED, Helen became a Leading Maths Teacher for Staffordshire in 2012.
Helen will be the initial point of contact for TRACE, S4E’s planning, assessment and reporting package. She will also be providing support to our NQT team, Maths and RE advisers, and leading the Pupil Voice Project which has run in Birmingham in 2014-15 to develop this in a broader base of schools to continue its success.
Helen can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to discuss working with any of the new advisers then please contact them directly