Teaching Schools Summit 2016 - Speakers

Tuesday 26 Apr 2016
Barbican conference centre, London

Andrew Warren, Director of the Britannia Teaching School Alliance (BTSA)

Andrew was a Headteacher for seventeen years in three very different schools, which included two secondments to schools in trouble.  He was also seconded for a year to work for Stoke-On-Trent City Council as an Assistant Director in the Children and Young People’s Directorate, leading a team of over 450 staff with a budget of £27 million.

Stephen Munday, Executive Principal, Comberton Village College in Cambridge, and the CEO, Comberton Academy Trustimon Knight, Deputy Headteacher at Frank Wise School

Stephen is the driving force behind the growth of the school and of the Trust. He also works in several advisory capacities for the DfE, the Teaching Schools’ Council and the Eastern Region Headteachers’ Board, and is an NLE with the NCTL, and an Associate Head with the SSAT. He joined Ofsted in 2013 at which time he was also awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to Education.

Dr. Richard Steward, Headteacher of The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis and the lead school for the Jurassic Coast Teaching School alliance

Jurassic Coast Teaching School alliance is a group of twenty secondary and thirty primary schools stretching from Dartmoor to Poole. As well as leading the alliance, he is an Ofsted inspector, a DfE advisor, and a school improvement consultant. He also served on the Teaching Schools Council as the South West Representative in 2015.

Lisa Fathers, Head of Teaching School/BFET Co-Principal & Claire Critchley, Marketing Manager, Bright Futures Educational Trust

Lisa is based is Altrincham Grammar School leading the Teaching School ( Alliance for Learning) and working across Bright Futures Educational Trust ( BFET) at Principal level. Lisa currently supports many schools in challenging circumstances and is enjoying developing leadership potential across the trust and the alliance. Lisa is passionate about school-led Initial Teacher Training and also formal and informal collaboration to move schools forward together.

Sir Andrew Carter OBE, Executive Headteacher of South Farnham School Educational Trust

Andrew is an NLE and has contributed to many educational journals, such as ‘Financial Management in Schools’ and also chaired the recent Independent Review of ITT. He sits on a range of national strategic policy groups including the Teaching School Council and the Regional Commissioning Board for the South East England.

Helen Graham, Assistant Headteacher and Strategic Lead, Wakefield City Academy

Helen is Assistant Headteacher with additional responsibility as the strategic lead for Wakefield Regional Teaching School Alliance. She is an SLE for WRTSA, and an accredited facilitator for NPQSL. She regularly leads professional development training and support locally, regionally and nationally.

Julie Knock-Bravery, Executive Principal, Pound Hill Infant Academy and South East Regional Lead, the Teaching School Council

Julie has been a NLE since 2012 and set up and strategically leads the SCLP TSA. She has represented National Teaching Schools and NLEs at both national and regional level, most recently working on the NLE Fellowship Commission 2015. She is currently working on a variety of projects including the government’s Woman in Education network.

Jo O’Brien, SLE

Jo is part of the WRTSA Core team and a Specialist Leader in Education. She has been deployed to work with primary and secondary schools focusing on leadership training including the National College’s MLDP and NPQML as well as several bespoke leadership programmes to schools.