Local Leaders of Education

Janice Allen

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD), Leadership of curriculum, Safeguarding, Special educational needs (SEND)
  • Comprehensive schools, academies and free schools, secondary Schools

Summary

Leadership is strong across our own school and the TDT report and Ofsted report highlight this. The way we develop staff is careful and considered and this has permeated through the school from leaders at all levels.

We are very open to visitors and have had a number of visitors from across the country to look at our curriculum and assessment at the recommendation of other.

I have also supported indirectly colleagues from other schools in leadership development and curriculum expertise. More recently, I have supported Deputy’s stepping up to Headship and undertaken intensive support for a school in Special Measures.

I have delivered intensive support of schools and leaders in difficult circumstances and also provided a more light touch for colleagues where it has required coaching and/or mentoring.

Strengths

School organisation, support to new Head teachers, systems and structures, Key Stage 1 challenge curriculum, Social Emotional and Mental Health expertise

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Chris Ashley

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Attendance, Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD), Leadership of curriculum

Summary

Teaching and management experience in a variety of settings from east London to Salford and Bury; Issue analysis; Action Planning for RI to Good; SEMH and inclusion; Developing high expectations within teams; use of strong team within my own school to support other schools. Communication skills ( published children's author and have written for Granada TV series)

Strengths

  • Developing a team which communicates positively, thoughtfully and shows impact
  • Leading change
  • Professional learning and development
  • Curriculum development and assessment – contributed to online programmes developed by the Assessment Academy
  • Community cohesion
  • Incremental coaching
  • Safeguarding
  • Evaluating pastoral and SEN systems
  • Self-evaluation and school improvement planning

Deployments

Newly Designated as LLE

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Helen Atkinson-Smith

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Attendance, Initial teacher training (ITT), Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD), Leadership of curriculum, Newly qualified teacher (NQT) development, Safeguarding

Strengths

Support for schools, mentor and coach

Deployments

Newly designated (March 2019).

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Joy Clark

  • Local Leader of Education

Strengths

Supporting Heads, Leadership Teams and Governors in schools in Ofsted categories. School Governance - ensuring rigour and challenge. Since Autumn 2018 the Oak Trust has grown with 2 Primaries and a High School. Joy has implemented robust School Improvement strategies across the Trust to align good practice.

Deployments

I've not been deployed as an LLE, however, I have been asked by my Local Authority to lead School to School Support with others schools within the Authority.

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Ann Flannery

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Closing the gap, Leadership of curriculum
  • State schools

Summary

Headteacher 12 years. Previous member of the Local Authority School Improvement Team. Associate for an independent school improvement company

Strengths

  • Curriculum development and innovation (incl. Learning Outside The Classroom)
  • Senior and Middle leadership development
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Pupil Outcomes (high focus on the progress of disadvantaged pupils, boys and more able)

Deployments

Deployed in a school improvement role in a number of state schools:

  • Reviewed and revised SES and SIDP
  • Supported Curriculum development and innovation (LOTC)
  • Reviewed and revised school assessment and tracking systems
  • Provided training and STSS for teachers, Middle leadership to raise the Quality of Teaching
  • Devised a cohesive Leadership Strategic Monitoring Programme
  • Provided STSS for teachers in all cohorts with a focus on ensuring high quality outcomes

Impact:

  • SIDP, SES and action planning more evaluative and succinct
  • A more balanced, broad and impactful curriculum that is bespoke to the school context
  • CPD programme closely aligned to SIDP priorities
  • Senior and Middle Leaders have a more secure understanding of the school’s current position and judgements are clearly aligned with pupil outcomes and data
  • Developed a cohesive and rigorous strategic monitoring programme which is focussed on the SIDP priorities
  • The school’s assessment systems are more efficient in tracking progress and supporting target setting
  • Middle Leaders feel more confident and effective in their role
  • SLT and HT more confident in presenting data and reporting to governors
  • Increased consistency in the Quality of Teaching and expectations for pupil outcomes
  • Staff morale improved and partnership between the schools has strengthened

Leadership and Management (Previously RI) received a judgement of GOOD from Ofsted (March 2018)
School judged GOOD in all areas in Local Authority review (Nov 2018)

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Christopher Hunt

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Attendance, Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD), Safeguarding
  • Comprehensive school, Faith school, Academies and free schools, Secondary Schools, High schools

Summary

I have had a number of short-term deployments in local secondary schools supporting newly appointed headteachers and in a range of peer reviews as well as supporting school improvement through local authority support work.

Strengths

Coach, Mentor, LA School Improvement Partner and Governor

Deployments

St Gregory's High School, Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, Lymm High School, Turton High School

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Rachel Jacques

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, EYFS, Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Leadership of Continuing Professional Development (CPLPD), Leadership of curriculum, Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) development
  • Primary schools

Summary

It's always a privilege to be asked to support another school. Along with my team of excellent teachers, including some SLEs, we have supported a local school to move from RI to Good. We have a Specialist Resource Provision for SEMH attached to our mainstream and have supported many schools, teachers and pupils with our way of working to include these children. Our challenge curriculum in Key Stage 1 has also been shared with over 100 teachers now from the local area and further afield.

Strengths

School organisation, support to new Head teachers, systems and structures, Key Stage 1 challenge curriculum, Social Emotional and Mental Health expertise

Deployments

  • Local Primary School in Moston - support around developing middle leaders with their roles and responsibilities - moved from RI to Good
  • Local Primary School in Moston - currently supporting around developing their teaching and learning style around Key Stage 1 and developing a challenge curriculum
  • Local Head teacher in Blackley - support around school organisation and HR matters
  • New Headteacher in Trafford - mentor and advice around school organisation and action planning
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Karen Leyland

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Behaviour and discipline, Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD) Leadership of curriculum
  • Primary schools

Summary

Most recently I have worked as a School Improvement Partner in schools. Both of which have been judged 'good' in their last Ofsted inspections. These were schools who have progressed from RI and are seeking to be outstanding.

Strengths

Ensuring quality teaching and learning, triangulating data to judge the quality of teaching and learning and linking professional development needs to school improvement plans.

Deployments

River View Primary School where I worked on school development planning. This was commented on in their subsequent Ofsted 'The school now focusses on the right school improvement priorities'. Moorside Primary School where I am currently working on diminishing the gap between PP and NPP. Work is on-going.

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Sarah Rudd

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Assessment, Attendance, Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, Early years, EYFS, Initial teacher training (ITT), Leadership of continuing professional development (CPLPD), Leadership of curriculum, Newly qualified teacher (NQT) development, Personal, social and health education (PSHE), Safeguarding, School business management and financial management
  • State school, Faith school, Academies and free schools, Primary schools

Summary

I became a Local Leader of Education to support colleagues to enable the best outcomes and opportunities for all children. As a serving Head teacher who has worked in a variety of contexts I understand the pressures, challenges and opportunities that headship brings. I am good at connecting with head teachers and members of the leadership team, working with people I can use my experiences to develop individuals and identify areas for development in a caring and supportive way.

Strengths

Supporting new head teachers and acting head teachers, Self-evaluation and school improvement, identifying key priorities, Parental engagement, Behaviour management, Safeguarding, Cluster Working

Deployments

I have not had any formal deployments yet as I qualified in March. I have had informal deployments in addition to my own first hand experience working in a school that was initially on its way to RI and then moving it to Good.

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David Waites

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Academies and academy transition, Assessment, Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, Newly qualified teacher (NQT) development, Safeguarding
  • Academies and free schools, Primary schools

Summary

I am an enthusiastic Headteacher of a two form entry Primary school which is situated in a challenging area with high levels of disadvantage, SEND and EAL. I am passionate about giving children the best start in education in order to enable them to develop a love of learning and overcome barriers within their lives. This philosophy has driven our school improvement over the past five years and see our results rise to above national average in all key areas. This has been achieved whilst not losing sight of our belief that all children deserve a well-rounded education that values sport, arts, and music. This has also been used as a model of good practice across our Multi-Academy Trust where I am one of the strategic Leads.

Strengths

The first three years of Headship, Developing an effective behaviour management strategy across a school, Using data effectively through consistent tracking and monitoring, Leadership development, Creating an effective curriculum, Safeguarding, Building relationships within a school.

Deployments

St Peters Primary School Bury - Helped implement a model of focussed intervention (PiXL) which helped drive standards across the school and raise aspiration. The school now have a targeted approach with clear targets aimed at key marginals in Maths, Reading and Writing. The impact has been significant in raising KS1 and KS2 data.

Wesley Methodist Primary School Bury - Developed a method of engaging all staff in a consistent approach to dealing with challenging behaviour. The impact has been that the model has been fully rolled out across the school, this has led to a marked reduction in the numbers of incidents that require adult intervention.

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Gwyn Williams

  • Local Leader of Education
  • Behaviour and discipline, Closing the gap, Leadership of curriculum, School business management and financial management, Support for most able pupils
  • State school Comprehensive school, Academies and free schools, Secondary Schools High schools

Strengths

Raising achievement, strategic planning, financial planning, coaching/mentoring of senior and middle leaders, provision for most able, quality assurance of teaching and learning.

Deployments

At the time of writing, I am awaiting my first official LLE deployment. However, I have provided support to various schools in recent years. For example:

Tytherington School - support with raising achievement strategies, financial planning, quality assurance activities, CPD and coaching for headteacher and senior/middle leaders helped lead to significantly improved GCSE outcomes and a very positive 'good' Ofsted report.

Culcheth High School - support for headteacher and SLT via coaching and quality assurance visits has helped improve outcomes (for example, significant improvements in performance of most able).

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