Leadership of Curriculum
I am currently Deputy Headteacher at The King Edward VI School and lead the Three Rivers Teaching School Alliance in the delivery of ITT training and CPD across the Alliance and beyond. In this role I have also led the delivery of bespoke support to other schools leading to measurable improvement in the performance of these schools
I have proven experience in school improvement and raising achievement in areas of assessment, teaching and learning, SEND, professional development and monitoring and evaluation. developing robust systems of self evaluation enabling all staff to effectively evaluate, and improve on, their performance.
I am currently an Assistant Headteacher for teaching and learning with a particular focus on building learner capacity. My key areas of expertise are literacy, numeracy, assessment, health and well-beingand curriculum development.
Prior to becoming an Assistant Headteacher, I have been a subject leader of Business and Economics for 8 years, establishing an outstanding department. Within the role as subject leader I redesigned the GCSE curriculum to promote progress and engagement. In coordination with these changes was the need to drive sustained improvements in assessment for learning. This allowed pupil achievement at GCSE and A Level to be elevated to record levels for the department,culminating in the student progress for A Level Economics ranked first in England in 2014 by Oxford Analytics. This has developed a particular interest in assessment and I am able to offer support within this area.
I have experience of leading training, modelling good practice and coaching and mentoring teams and individuals around assessment for learning, assessment of learning and enriching assessment opportunities through the curriculum.
Literacy and numeracy are intrinsically intertwined. As a strategic lead for literacy and numeracy, I have developed a whole school strategy to support, monitor and assess the deliver of these core areas across the curriculum. I am able to offer support within this area, providing specific needs analysis, advice and guidance that can led to the implementation of a more dispersed and sustainable model of leadership.