Suffolk & North East Essex

Claudia Campbell

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:21 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:30 AM ]

SLE Specialism: Behaviour for Learning

Claudia qualified as a Primary School Teacher and has worked in a Middle School, Special Schools and Inner city and urban Secondary schools. Her roles have been Class teacher, Head of PE, Partnership Sport Manager across Wolverhampton City, Special Needs teacher, AST teacher in PE and Dance, SLT - Pastoral and AST Behaviour.

She currently leads a B4L team which comprises of an Inclusion Coach, Behaviour assistant and Behaviour LSA. Her other responsibilities are for Staff CPD and 1:1 support programmes on improving B4L.

Claudia leads on Clacton Coastal Academy's Reward and Sanction policies, developing and introducing new initiatives across the academy and through student/parent voice workshops improving B4L across the academy and supporting learning interventions. Recently she has also worked with AET CPD team on B4L workshops.

Lorna Lafford

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:20 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:20 AM ]

SLE Specialism: English

Lorna Lafford has joined the English and Literacy team on Secondment for a year from her permanent post as Assistant Vice Principal at Clacton Coastal Academy.

A former Head of English, Lorna is delighted to be working with the English and Literacy team in their continued drive to raise standards in English and Literacy across the Curriculum.

Ruth Burden

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:16 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:19 AM ]

SLE Specialism: English

Ruth has been Assistant Principal and Curriculum Leader of English 11-18 at Tendring Technology College for the last thirteen years. When she started at the school, GCSE English results were 36 % A*-C and in the Summer of 2013 they were 89%, having increased consistently so that the English Department is now outstanding which was confirmed by Ofsted in September 2013. In addition, A Level English Literature results are outstanding, compared with similar schools and have been for several years.

As an SLE, Ruth can offer support and advice with department leadership, moderation of controlled assessments and IGCSE coursework as well as whole department training in strategies such as improving exam skills in order to enable students to achieve their potential. Excellent teaching is at the heart of school improvement and she believes that all students are entitled to an education that equips them with the best possible communication skills. With over thirty years of experience of teaching in different secondary schools, Ruth has the expertise and flexibility to help you improve your English results significantly.

Emma Kirby

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:12 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:12 AM ]

SLE Specialism: English

Emma is an SLE for English and Literacy, which is incorporated well into her everyday job role as AAVP Literacy and transition. She is passionate about involving all students in reading (and manage the AR scheme at her school) as well as ensuring that all students develop basic literacy skills.

Emma also engineered a pioneering programme last year where all year 7 students followed a literacy programme for the first three weeks of term, with fantastic results.

Gemma Andrews

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:06 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:10 AM ]

SLE Specialism: Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
Gemma is currently an Assistant Principal at Tendring Technology College. She has 9 years teaching experience and has developed from a Director of Learning to her current role of strategic lead of ITT/NQT programme.

Gemma’s role involves providing high quality training for both mentors and trainee teachers which is both relevant and developmental. This ultimately gives her responsibility for Teaching and Learning as a large percentage of the current staff have been trainees at Tendring Technology college. This was celebrated in their recent “outstanding” Ofsted.

Gemma loves the opportunity of a new challenge and gains great satisfaction from supporting others.

Alec Laing

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:04 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:05 AM ]

SLE Specialism: Leadership of CPD

Alec is currently an Assistant Vice Principal for Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Development at Clacton Coastal Academy. He has been teaching for 20 years and was also a county Advanced Skills Teacher before becoming a Specialist Leader of Education in his own field of Design & Technology.

Alec has run many whole school initiatives and workshops including working with High Prior Attainers, Differentiation and Virtual Learning amongst others. He can deliver SLE advice on KS3and KS4 and he holds numerous additional qualifications in all areas of Design & Technology. Alec is currently working on his NPQSL qualification.

Stephanie Newland

posted Oct 6, 2015, 7:01 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:01 AM ]

SLE Specialism: Leadership of Curriculum

Stephanie has worked in primary education for 12 years and is currently working as vice principal at Hamford Primary Academy. She has worked in a range of schools from those in special measures through to outstanding schools.

Stephanie currently has responsibility for assessment, recording and reporting and is passionate in her belief that the analysis and use of data at whole school and class level underpins how schools can improve the quality of the learning experience offered to all pupils.

Elizabeth Bartholomew

posted Oct 6, 2015, 6:59 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:03 AM ]

SLE Specialisms: Leadership of Curriculum / Leadership of CPD

Liz is the Head Teacher of Langer Primary Academy, in Felixstowe. She has been teaching for 21 years and is experienced in both KS1 and 2. Having been a Primary Literacy Consultant for Essex LA, a Leading Literacy Teacher and a Strategy Support Teacher, she is well versed with strategies to improve reading and writing.

Her specialisms lie in Talk for Writing, Cineliteracy (use of film), the teaching sequence for writing, guided reading & writing and visual literacy (the use of multimodal texts such as graphic novels), amongst others. Liz delivered the ‘Every Child a Writer’ initiative within Essex, which targeted writing in Y3 and Y4 and the ‘From Screen to Page’ project.

Ryan Kendall

posted Oct 6, 2015, 6:53 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 7:02 AM ]

SLE Specialisms: Leadership of Curriculum / Leadership of CPD

Ryan currently leads the development of Teaching and Learning across his academy. He is currently developing a dedicated Teaching and Learning blog to support CPD within his own school and beyond and he is trained to facilitate the ITP, OTP and Power of Coaching professional development courses. Ryan uses academic and active research to inform his own pedagogy, with a specific focus on curriculum design and AfL.

Currently, Ryan is designing his own academy's skills based curriculum, which includes building children's learning power, developing growth mind-sets and incorporating vocational, child led learning. He has experience of working as an AST in a variety of schools, including internationally, where he has developed curriculums, the skill set of individual teachers and set up active research teams.'

Jason Wanner

posted Oct 6, 2015, 6:52 AM by Richard Sparks   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 6:52 AM ]

SLE Specialism: Maths

Jason is very excited to be an SLE in Mathematics at Felixstowe Academy. His role this year will focus on improving the teaching and learning in Mathematics, raising the profile of the subject and being part of the driving force that pushes the academy into good and outstanding. His previous role in the school was second in department in Mathematics, with responsibility for the Key Stage 3 curriculum. In this role, he made a lot of links with the feeder primary schools; he hosted a series of transition and booster classes and provided CPD for primary teaching staff. These went extremely well and he looks forward to working with the primary schools in an even closer capacity this year as part of his outreach work.

His expertise is in teaching and the curriculum; he believes that lessons should be dynamic and creative, promoting a love of Maths and an appreciation of the beauty of the subject. Last year, he radicalised the curriculum, introducing pure Maths lessons which went beyond the National Curriculum and explored how Maths really does transcend the perimeters of the classroom walls. Jason keeps up-to-date with recent educational theories and recent developments in the subject (he is, for example, a member of several Mathematical institutions), and incorporates these developments into his teaching practice.

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