Support for Schools

The Severn Teaching School Alliance is committed to ensuring that the School to School Support programme meets the unique needs of our schools and sustains a school driven self improvement model. The Alliance is unique in having its own team of 8 school improvement advisers who have a track record of being successful head teachers of good or outstanding schools.  These advisers are deployed into both subscribing and non subscribing schools and carry out a range of functions including building leadership capacity at all levels, supporting effective school self evaluation and review, carrying out pupil premium reviews, governor training and a whole host of other activities depending on the needs of the setting.  In 2017/18 49 schools within the borough subscribed to a package of support which includes at least termly visits.  Our team are also deployed in Shropshire, Dudley and Birmingham schools.

The Alliance aims to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders to deliver high quality school to school support.  These partners include Consultants, Specialist Leaders of Education, Local Leaders of Education, Professional Partners and Head Teacher Mentors. We also maintain links with Local Authority Officers to try to provide a cohesive and aligned service.

Quality Assurance

The teaching school has robust mechanisms in place to ensure that it continually delivers a high quality service.  This includes an annual evaluation of the range of services and functions of the team.  We are proud that there is a trend of these services being consistently rated good and outstanding by our client base.

Specialist Leaders of Education/Specialist Teachers

We have established extensive cross school networking to continually improve the overall effectiveness of our family of schools, both within and beyond Telford & Wrekin. We do this by systematically deploying a highly skilled team of 39 Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and Specialist Teachers (STs).  These SLE’s and STs have a wide range of specialisms, including English, Maths, EYFS, EAL, SEND, Complex Needs, Assessment and Science.  They access high quality training on a termly basis and follow rigorous protocols to ensure that their work is bespoke to the needs of a school and is of a high quality.

Any Head that requires the support of an STSA team member should first approach the Severn Teaching School Alliance, using the confidential enquiry form below.

Confidential Enquiry Form

The Severn Teaching School Alliance is committed to ensuring that the School to School Support programme serves the contextualised need of our locality and contributes to a school driven self improvement model. The Alliance will work in partnership with the School Improvement Service using their extensive local knowledge to inform and support the allocation of suitable partners in delivering school to school support.

Please fill out the contact form and we will get back to you shortly, alternatively please call us on the number provided.

Resources

Interactive Heads Workshop 26/6/18

Maths

Contains files for workshop delegates

Our Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) & Specialist Teachers (ST)

 

Aimee Thomas
Curriculum Leadership and Maths

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Alison Moore
EYFS

EYFS Lead, Literacy and Phonics Lead. Expertise and interest in Early Years curriculum design and enhanced continuous provision, Assesment and Tracking, Progression in writing.

Claire Worthington
Specialist Teacher

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Ellen Smith
SEN, Leadership and management, TA training and PPG

Deputy Headteacher.  Able to support with SEN, PPG, monitoring teaching and learning and TA training.

Emily Guess
Maths

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Emma Barrow
EYFS

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Emma Milner
SEND - SLCN

 Passionate about developing communication friendly classrooms and school settings to ensure that the voice of every child is ‘heard’ through the use of a Total Communication Approach.   

Expertise in supporting children with Complex Needs, MLD, ASD and those with SLCN. Wish to support staff in developing holistic, individualised and multi-sensory teaching and learning practices to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our most complex learners.
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Emma Simkins
SEND

Assistant headteacher with experience in complex needs, EHCPs, Pastoral, well being and therapy support. 

Emma Woodhouse
Specialist Teacher - Arts

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Grace Naylor
Specialist Teacher - Arts (Dance)

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Helen Torr
EYFS & SEND

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Howard Auckland
Assessment & English

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John Griffiths
School Business Manager

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Karen Tearle
Specialist Teacher - Arts

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Katie Reese
Specialist Teacher - EYFS

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Kirsty Parkes
Deputy Headteacher

Experienced in supporting teaching & learning, planning, classroom organisation. Managing routines and behaviour. Specialisms include support for EAL pupils, phonics and KS1. 

Experienced in supporting schools in Telford & Wrekin and out of county. Passionate about improving outcomes for all pupils, commited, approachable and supportive.
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Lindsay Goring
Specialist Teacher - Complex Needs

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Lisa Millington
Assessment

Deputy Head teacher, Key Stage 2 Coordinator, Assessment Coordinator - expertise in assessment, maths, raising attainment and progress across Key Stage 2.

Liz Hullin
EYFS

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Liz Masi
Complex Needs, ASD & SEND

Expertise in Complex Needs. A wealth of experience in supporting mainstream schools with inclusion and the way in which these students can access a balanced curriculum in line with their mainstream peers. 

A track record of outstanding teaching. Commited to collaborative working, with practical application for collegues to be able to use in their own settings. A strong belief on the capacity of all to succed in an inclusive enviroment. Willing to host visits, support profesional development, lesson study, team teaching & planning support.
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Lucy Jones
Specialist Teacher - Complex Needs

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Lucy Smith
EYFS

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Lydia Hashemi
Leadership of the Curriculum

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Mandi Davies
Specialist Teacher - Arts

Expertise in complex needs, severe learning difficulties and ASD awareness. Interested in delivering a sensory approach to the arts, bringing the arts to every child in class, differentiation.

A track record of oustanding teaching. A strong belief in bringing the arts to every classroom. WIlling to host visits, support professional development, deliver team teaching, planning and assessment support.
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Mandy Dhaliwal
English Specialist: Reading & Writing

Assistant Headteacher, English coordinator. Able to support with: Teaching and Learning, Reading, Writing...

Maths KS2: Arithmetic & Reasoning, Year 6 Accelerated Progress, CLosing Gaps (Yr1-Yr6), Marking, Writing, Assessment, Writing Moderation, Assessment for Learning (AfL)
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Michelle Bishton
Assessment, Maths, Curriculum Leadership

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Paul Kilburn
Maths

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Rachel Gillett
Maths & SEND

Maths subject leader, SENCO, gifted and talented lead, NQT mentor, line manager for TA

Able to provide Mathematics support and build on existing school to school support. Curriculum development and monitoring of teaching and learning across the primary age range. SEN needs support - inclusion & provisions.
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Rebecca Macfarlane
Curriculum Lead, SMSC, KS2 Pitch & Expectations

Currently working as a Curriculum Lead. Experienced in supporting teaching and learning across KS2, particularly focusing on pitch and expectations. 

A wealth of experience and expertise with implementing SMSC/reflective learning across the curriculum.
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Rebecca Wilson
SEND

Assistant Headteacher and SENCo with experience of the leadership and management of SEND and raising the attainment and progress of vulnerable learners from EYFS to Year 6 within mainstream school.

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Samantha Williams
Specialist English Teacher

English Co-ordinator.  Able to support with planning, assessment, marking and delivery of: Reading, Writing and GaPS.

Sarah North
Maths

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Sarah Wust
Specialist Arts Teacher

Music specialism: piano, cello, voice and ukulele.  A wealth of experience leading and co-ordinating the music curriculum for specialist and non-specialist teachers, leading singing assembly and instrumental groups. 

Selina Mahy
School Business Management

Experienced School Business Manager of 12 years. Expertise in finance , Health & Safety, Project Management, Data Management Systems, Extended Day Provision and generating revenue.

Sophi Vaughan
EYFS

EYFS leader, Assistant headteacher, expertise in outdoor learning, environment enhancement, forest school, raising attainment and progress across Nursery and Reception.

Steve Firmstone
Science

Science subject leader, experienced in developing the science curriculum across the school, including tracking and assessment. 

Other roles include leading History & Geography, associate teacher mentor and studying towards NPQSL. A track record of outstanding teaching. Commited to collaborative working, with practical application for colleagues to be able to use in their own settings. Willing to support professional development, lesson study, team teaching and planning.
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Su Knox
English

Deputy Headteacher and KS1 lead.  Moderator for Telford & Wrekin for KS1.

Track record in supporting schools in Telford & Wrekin particularly in improving outcomes in KS1 English. Able to support with assessment, moderation, lesson observation, book monitoring and data analysis.
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Tricia Wilkin
School Business Managment

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Vanessa Savill
EYFS

Experienced in supporting with teaching and learning, planning, classroom organisation, managing routines and behavior. 

Can also support transition & tracking, assessment, booking scrutiny & lesson observations. I am happy for teachers to visit and observe or take part in lessons. I am passionate about early years. Positive, supportive & an encourager. Organised and able to support so that potential is reached. Approachable and have a sense of humour.
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Vicky Cartwright
Maths

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Yvonne Crilly
EYFS & Phonics

Responsibilities include - Early Years Foundation Stage/KS1. Read & Write including Phonics.

A track record of bringing about improvements in provision, developing the quality of teaching and learning and pupil outcomes for children in EYFS & KS1. Committed to collaborative working and possess a strong belief in the capacity of all to achieve in an inclusive environment. Willing to host visits, support professional development, lesson study, team teaching and planning.
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Yvonne Thorpe
Maths

Assistant Headteacher and KS 2 coordinator.  Expertise in teaching and learning, planning and assessment in maths.

Zoe Meredith
Assistant Head, KS1 Coordinator

Specialism & expertise - Improving writing progress and attainment., teaching and assessment of phonics, reading and writing, learning styles. 

Will support with implementing the new curriculum, assessment and planning support, co-coaching/team teaching, lesson observations, book monitoring, writing moderation, data analysis, delivery and assessment of phonics. Will host visits. Approachable, supportive, motivated, honest & trustworthy.
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