Responsibilities: Headteacher, member of Strategic Board for NDTSA Qualifications: BEd (Early Years Education) Brighton University, NPQH Guildford University Experience: Prior to my employment at East-the-Water I was Headteacher of a large city school judged outstanding by Ofsted. I have led a range of schools securing rapid and sustained improvement. I have been deployed by the local authority as Executive Headteacher to implement a managed partnership with a rural school. As an early years specialist I have established two new early year settings both judged as outstanding by Ofsted. I support local PVIs to develop a leadership structure within their setting. During 2015 I led an early years leadership project for NDTSA as part of Everton Teaching School’s national project.
Responsibilities: Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for assessment and raising standards, I am an Initial Teacher Training Specialist Leader of Education for NDTSA, School Direct Leader for NDTSA. I am also a school governor, member of Plymouth University ITT strategic board and a member of NDTSA strategic board. Qualifications: BA Business and Marketing Westminster University, PGCE GTP Middlesex University Experience: I am responsible for ensuring staff produce reliable and purposeful data. I initiate opportunities which enable staff to develop their leadership skills through teamwork and projects. I was also deployed for one year to support and coach a newly appointed head of teaching and learning as part of a managed partnership.
Senior Leader SENDCo
Responsibilities: Member of senior leadership team with responsibility for Special Educational Needs Qualifications: BA Social policy and history Newcastle upon Tyne University, PGCE completed at De Montford University, SENCo qualification Experience: I lead a large team of specialised support staff ensuring needs of all pupils are met. I specialise in language and communication, autism and challenging behaviour. I have been deployed to support SENCos in the local community including a managed partnership school. I am an accredited trainer with experience leading the Improved Teacher Programme.
Early Years Leader
Responsibilities: Early Years Leader with responsibility for reception within the foundation stage unit, PE leader Qualifications: BA Educational Studies Wales Institute Cardiff, PGCE Plymouth University Experience: I am responsible for leading a large team of teachers and teaching assistants within the foundation stage unit. As a Specialist Leader of Education, I specialise in Early Years and PE. Frequently leading training across the NDTSA for EYFS settings, trainee teachers and NQTs across North Devon.
Responsibilities: KS1 teacher specialising in humanities and outdoor learning Qualifications: BSc Geography Plymouth University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career with the environment agency as a consultant leading conservation and management I gained experience working as a teaching assistant in East-the-Water School. I then trained to teach through the NDTSA School Direct programme. I am KS1 leader. I lead ICT and e-safety supporting parents and governors. I also mentor School Direct students.
Year 3/4 Leader
Responsibilities: PE leader, School Direct Lead Mentor, KS2 teacher specialising in dance and diversity Qualifications: BA Dance and Culture Studies Surrey University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: I specialise in and have been key in leading PE across the school and training students and NQTs across North Devon for the NDTSA. I am the lead mentor for the NDTSA and work in partnership with Plymouth University to lead the NDTSA School Direct Programme training and supporting mentors across the alliance. I am also currently leading the peer reflection project in partnership with Plymouth University.
Year 5/6 Leader
Responsibilities: KS2 teacher specialising in maths. Qualifications: BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career in international retail, designing jewellery I trained to become a teacher through NDTSA School Direct. I am a British Values Ambassador leading a national project within school working with House of Commons, staff and our School Council.
Responsibilities: Intervention Teacher Qualifications: BA German Leeds University, PGCE completed at Exeter University Experience: I specialise in languages and lead the outdoor learning curriculum across the school. I am a Specialist Leader of Education for the North Devon Teaching School Alliance and have been deployed to provide School 2 School support.
Responsibilities: KS2 teacher with responsibility for leading literacy across the school Qualifications: BSC Maths (1st Class) Exeter, PGCE Exeter Experience: Although I lead literacy, I have previous experience of leading maths across the school, developing mastery to further extend pupils’ thinking. I led a maths research project investigating mastery in mixed aged classes with local maths consultant.
Responsibilities: Reception teacher specialising in maths. Qualifications: BA History Open University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career as an accounts manager I trained to become a teacher through NDTSA School Direct. I lead maths across the foundation stage unit developing Champion TA role, parent workshops and supporting TAs to use the connective model.
Responsibilities: Reception teacher specialising in literacy Qualifications: BSc Law (1st Class) Swansea University, PGCE Primary NDTSA School Direct Experience: After achieving a first class Law degree, I gained experience working as a TA at East-the-Water School. I trained to teach through NDTSA School Direct. I lead literacy across the foundation stage unit and take a leading role in an independent writing research project including the two year old setting.
Responsibilities: KS1 teacher specialising in Literacy. Qualifications: Bsc Human Biosciences (1st class) Plymouth University, PGCE NDTSA School Direct Experience: After a career working as a science technician I trained to become a teacher through NDTSA School Direct.
Qualifications: Bed Early Childhood Studies Plymouth University Experience: During my teacher training I trained to support outdoor learning and Forest School.
Qualifications: BEd Primary Education University of Winchester Experience: I trained with a specialising in art as well as primary education.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies Open University PGCE Devon Primary SKITT Experience: I specialise in music as well as primary education.
Responsibilities: Cover teacher Qualifications: BEd Primary (RE) University of St Mark and St John Experience: I have experience teaching across the primary age range including leading KS1 SATs. I have also led literacy across the school.
Responsibilities: Cover teacher. Qualifications: BA Primary Education Northampton University. Experience: I have experienced teaching from Nursery to year 6 in a range of school settings. I have led literacy across the school.
Qualifications: BA Sports and Coaching University St Mark and St John, Taunton. PGCE University of Plymouth Schools Direct. Experience: I specialise in sport coaching, participating and teaching regularly at a local gymnastic club.
Qualifications: BA Business Administration University of Plymouth PGCE Plymouth University Schools Direct. Experience: I specialise in maths having worked in accountancy for many years.
Qualifications: BA 3D Design University of Plymouth PGCE University of St Mark and St John Plymouth Schools Direct Experience: I specialise in making and developing 3D art.
Qualifications: BA Education Studies Bath University PGCE University of Bath. I specialise in the educational and cognitive development of children 7-11 years.
Qualifications: BA Childhood Studies University of Plymouth PGCE University of Plymouth Schools Direct. I specialise in SEN and Understanding autism.