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Christie Cavallo - SLE

Name:

Christie Cavallo

Role in School:

Headteacher.

Areas of Expertise:

Computing at Key Stage 1 and Primary Assessment and Moderation.

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I am an experienced KS1 teacher and current Year 2 Leader at The Southwater Infant Academy. I am also a member of the SLT and a KS1 locality moderator for Reading, Writing and Maths.

I am currently leading assessment across the Academy to ensure consistency and accuracy of judgments and use of new assessment practices and procedures. I am responsible for data tracking, training and reporting of data within the Academy.

In my moderator role, I lead Key Stage 1 moderation within our school locality, working with schools to develop confidence, consistency and accuracy in teacher assessment judgements. I am part of the West Sussex Moderators team, attending termly meetings to discuss updates to assessment and moderation in the Primary Phase.

I have introduced and developed data systems within the Academy to support formative and summative assessment and to inform future actions for teachers, the SLT and Governors.

Career Summary:

The Southwater Infant Academy (January 2006 – present)

Appointed as Headteacher in September 2017.  Prior to this Class teacher, Year 2 leader, Computing subject leader, MfL and International Links Leader,  and Assessment Leader

British Council and eTwinning Ambassador (September 2013 – present)

Support work with schools across the South East to implement and embed international links.

Chichester University (October 2010 – October 2012)

Part time work running occasional workshops and seminars for student teachers on implementing MfL and the International Dimension into the curriculum.

West Sussex Education Authority (April 2010 - April 2011)

Part time advisory role offering support and training for schools on implementing MfL and the International Dimension into the curriculum.

Supply work and cover at Southwater Junior Academy (April 2005 – January 2006)

Cover for classes across Year 3 to Year 6 on short and long term placements.

Career break to start my family (July 1998 – April 2005)

Thorpe Lea Primary School, Egham, Surrey (September 1995 – July 1998)

Key Stage 2 class teacher and Subject Leader for DT and English.

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am able to support schools wishing to develop their curriculum, or those schools wanting support with developing formative and /or summative assessment systems within the school. I am also able to offer advice and support in moderation, especially at Key Stage 1.

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

As an SLE, I hope develop strengths and experience already present in other schools and staff members. I am excited about the prospect of working with other teachers and members of SLTs as I feel there is a great deal that teachers can learn from each other and from the sharing of good practise, helping children and teachers become confident and successful learners.

Kirsty Anstee Brown - SLE

Name:

Kirsty Anstee-Brown

Role in School:

Key Stage 2 Leader, English Subject Leader, Year 6 class teacher

Areas of Expertise:

English and Behaviour Management

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I have led staff meetings at Castlewood, supporting my colleagues in key areas to raise standards in English such as: using and implementation of quality texts, sharing innovative ideas to inspire and challenge pupils across all aspects of English, including GPS and promoting the use of key questions to ensure pace and challenge.  I have been involved in formal and peer observations, as well as the monitoring of planning and books, giving feedback and working collaboratively with teachers to ensure that standards improve.  It has been incredibly satisfying to revisit teachers and see how their confidence when planning and teaching has changed over time; but even more rewarding is to see how the pupils’ enthusiasm and learning has improved.  

Career Summary:

April 2011 - Present: Castlewood Primary School, Southwater

Part time positions from July 2013 to present:

  • KS2 Leader, English subject leader, Year 6 class teacher & Lead Teacher for the Millais Teaching Alliance (2016 - present)
  • Year 5 class teacher, English subject leader & Lead Teacher for the Millais Teaching Alliance (2015-16)
  • Year 6 class teacher & English subject leader (2014-15)
  • PPA cover for KS1 & 2 (2013-14)

Full time position from April 2011 – Sept 2012:

  • KS2 Class teacher and Literacy subject leader

Sept 2010 – April 2011:  St. Margaret’s C. of E. Primary School, Ifield

  • One to One Maths tutor, providing intensive support for underachieving Yr 5 & 6 pupils

Sept 2005 – July 2010:  Whittingham C.P. School, Walthamstow, London

March 2009 – July 2010: Year 4 Teacher

  • Class teacher & Inclusion Manager for Foundation, KS1 & KS2 (TLR)

Sept. 2008 – May 2009: Year 6 Teacher

  • Class teacher & KS2 Inclusion Manager (TLR)

Sept. 2007 – July 2008: Year 5 Teacher

  • Class teacher & KS2 Inclusion Manager (TLR)

Sept. 2006 – July 2007: Year 1 Teacher

  • Class teacher & KS1 Inclusion Manager (TLR)

Sept. 2005 – July 2006: Year 2 Teacher

  • Class teacher & Humanities subject leader (TLR)

Sept. 2004 –July 2005: Trafalgar Infants School, Horsham - Year 1 Teacher

  • Class teacher & History subject leader

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am extremely passionate about English and have been Key Stage 2 subject leader for this area of learning at Castlewood.  I am also a Lead Teacher in English for West Sussex, an initiative funded through The Millais Teaching Alliance.  This role involves me working with schools within our locality that are currently RI and in need of extra support with their Literacy planning, teaching and assessment.  I thoroughly enjoy supporting and coaching my colleagues – sharing my passion for Literacy is a joy and I was very honoured to be chosen for this role.  I have monitored and evaluated the implementation of both policies and planning, whilst providing the appropriate support with key areas such as assessment, resources and content. 

I am passionately committed to providing a nurturing and inspirational environment& I feel English lends itself perfectly to achieving this goal.  As a teacher, unleashing potential is a driving force in everything I do.  My recent position as a Lead Teacher in English has given me an opportunity to transfer these skills to supporting my colleagues – a role that I have thoroughly enjoyed.  Helping pupils and teachers alike realise their capabilities is an area of my job that motivates me a great deal. Welcoming teachers into my classroom; transferring professional knowledge in an open, honest and empathetic way is something I thrive on.  My passion for the subject enables me to inject enthusiasm into planning, and helping others see the joy that can be had during the teaching of English is incredibly rewarding.   I have also benefitted a great deal from experiencing teaching and learning in other environments, as well as sharing my practice with visiting teachers.  It is a wholly worthwhile experience. 

As an SLE I feel I can support others to develop their skills and knowledge as an enthusiastic and approachable colleague.

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

My motivation comes from creating strong and trusting partnerships with others, thus enabling me to share my passion for teaching English and driving standards forward.  Solving problems collaboratively, imparting knowledge whilst maintaining enthusiasm for the subject and seeing my colleagues transfer this into their own planning and teaching is something I have very much enjoyed witnessing – both at Castlewood and the other schools I have been working with as part of my outreach work. 

Cath Johnson - SLE

Name:

Cath Johnson

Role in School:

I am currently working at The Southwater Junior Academy as the Leading Practitioner Curriculum, which I combine with my role as Year 6 teacher. I have been the Maths Subject Leader for four years and, as English is my specialist subject, I am leading and coordinating all future developments in this subject area across the school. I have a particular fascination with English grammar, so I have been leading on the development of subject knowledge in this area.

Areas of Expertise:

Maths

Teaching School:

The Southwater Junior Academy

School Experience Overview:

I have been a member of the SLT for six years now, and work closely with the Head on strategic planning for the future direction of the school.

My leadership role has mainly consisted of coaching for performance, which centres around working with teachers in their own classrooms through a series of focused coaching sessions and professional discussions about pedagogy. The use of video in this process has been a powerful lever for improving practice.

As a MaST teacher, I have provided INSET about pedagogical approaches to the teaching of problem solving in Mathematics and developed a comprehensive range of resources to support teachers in the classroom. As a school, our main focus continues to be on evidencing progression in fluency, reasoning and problem solving, with a focus on procedural competence, and varied and intelligent practice of skills. I regularly hold staff meetings on aspects of maths: subject knowledge, ‘Big Ideas’, exploring the notion of mastery. For 2016-17, our school has been selected to be involved in a Teacher Research Group as part of the Maths Hub Programme, working with a cluster of schools and a mastery specialist with a view to further developing mastery approaches.

Career Summary:

The Southwater Junior Academy

 (2016 – present) Leading Practitioner Curriculum, SLT, Maths and English Subject Leader

(2011 – 2016) Assistant Head, Maths Subject Leader

Southwater Junior School

(2010 – 2011) Assistant Head

(2009 – 2010) Senior Leader, Curriculum

(2007 – 2009) Year Leader

(2003 – 2007) Class Teacher, RE Subject Leader

County Hall North (2000 – 2002) Education Welfare Officer

Maidenbower Junior School (1998 – 2000) Learning Support Assistant

What support can you offer as an SLE?

  • the development of long, medium and short term planning
  • implementation of problem solving across the key stage
  • usingshort pre-unit assessments as a tool for gauging children’s levels of competence and confidence, and to support planning and progress
  • coaching colleagues to develop pedagogy and practice
  • use of LSAs to support progress and attainment

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

I am looking forward to using my knowledge of the maths curriculum and my experience in coaching for success to support colleagues on the development of their own mathematical journey with their schools. I am keen to liaise with other maths practitioners as a shared dialogue can lead to an even deeper understanding of mathematics.

Jamie Ellis - SLE

Role in School:

Deputy Head, Assessment Leader, Maths Subject Leader

Areas of Expertise:

Interim management, core subject leadership roles, assessment, curriculum design and, NQT and student support

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I have been a Deputy Head in the primary environment since 2010 with an additional five years’ experience of teaching across KS2 prior to that. I have also been seconded to the role of Acting Head at another Sussex primary school. I have been responsible for English, Maths, Science, History and Geography as a subject leader, as well as running improvement projects, staff training and INSET days in key areas. I have also been the assessment leader in several schools.

The DH/AH role has also given me considerable experience of staff appraisals, performance management, recruitment and, NQT and student mentoring.

Career Summary:

St Mary’s CE Primary School (2013 – present)

Deputy Head, Maths and Science Subject Leader, Assessment Leader

Shipley CE Primary School (2016)

Secondment to the role of Acting Head

St Peter’s CE Primary School (2010 – 2013)

Assistant Head, KS2 Leader, English Subject Leader, KS2 Assessment

Felbridge Primary School (2004 – 2010)

KS2 teacher, English, History and Geography Subject Leader

Various Financial Organisations (1994 – 2004)

Consultant and adviser in the insurance and finance sectors including roles in training, recruitment and HR

What support can you offer as an SLE?

Curriculum design and staff training in curriculum delivery, particularly in English but also in Science and Maths.

Leading training and INSETs across a range of areas (e.g. ‘life after levels, peer coaching, talk for writing).

General interim management/support where schools have no, or very limited, leadership capacity.

Support of NQTs, students and more experienced teaching staff that require additional guidance.

Leading G&T enrichment days (for pupils).   

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

As teachers we have a very direct impact on our children. As a member of an SLT I take most satisfaction from helping and supporting colleagues to provide the best possible outcomes for their children, something I hope I can continue to do in an SLE capacity.  

HAYLEY HEARNDEN - SLE

Name:

Hayley Hearnden

Role in School:

Reception Class Teacher
EYFS Leader
English Subject Leader

Areas of Expertise:

EYFS
Phonics

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I am an experienced EYFS teacher and member of SLT as leader of a large EYFS team. I am responsible for data tracking and reporting for the EYFS. I also lead English across the school (EYFS and KS1). I have been involved in developing phonics across the school, including planning, resourcing, training and developing a tracking system.

Career Summary:

The Southwater Infant Academy (September 2010 – present).

Class teacher, EYFS Leader, Maths Subject Leader, English Subject Leader.

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am able to support schools with EYFS leadership, organisation, planning, teaching and assessment. I am also able to offer support to schools wishing to improve the teaching and learning of phonics within the EYFS and KS1.

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

As an SLE I welcome opportunities to meet and collaborate with new practitioners from a range of settings and to work in partnership to develop teaching and learning opportunities and outcomes for children.

ANDREA PARSONS - SLE

Name:

Andrea Parsons

Role in School:

Early Years Leader
Subject Leader for Maths
Advanced Skills Teacher ( mathematics specialism)

Areas of Expertise:

Mathematics and EYFS

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I am an experienced KS1 teacher and current EYFS Leader at The Gattons Infant School. I am also a member of the SLT and an Advanced Skills Teacher specialising in primary mathematics. I am responsible for data tracking and reporting for EYFS and mathematics across the school. I also lead mathematics across the school (EYFS and KS1). I am currently leading the development of ‘Teaching for Mastery’ in my school including planning, resourcing, training and developing an assessment system.  I have also led Power of Reading in EYFS.

Career Summary:

The Glade Infant School (2004 - 2006)

Class teacher and leader of Outdoor Learning

The Gattons Infant School Burgess Hill (2006-Present)

Class teacher, EYFS leader, Maths Subject Leader, Advanced Skills Teacher with specialism in Primary Mathematics, Leading Maths Teacher and Power of Reading lead.

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am able to support schools wishing to in any area of primary mathematics, in particular implementing teaching for mastery and the use of concrete, pictorial and abstract representations (CPA). I am able to work with subject leaders to develop their planning and assessment. I am able to support schools with EYFS and maths leadership, organisation, planning, teaching and assessment.  

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

Having really enjoyed my role as an AST I know that I will enjoy my role as an SLE. I welcome opportunities to work with others and develop their practice to improve teaching and learning outcomes for pupils.

VICKY DILLING - SLE

Name:

Vicky Dilling

Role in School:

Deputy Head Teacher, SENCO, EYFS Leader, English subject leader.

Areas of Expertise:

Phonics, EYFS, Coaching and Mentoring Others.

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I am an experienced KS1 and EYFS teacher. This year I have taken on the new role of SENCO alongside my existing role of Deputy Head Teacher at The Southwater Infant Academy. I have past experience of leading and developing all year groups across the infant phase and have led several curriculum developments across the academy over the years. I have experience of supporting a range of different schools and academies with phonics and have found this to be a very rewarding experience.

I am currently studying for my NASENCO at Chichester University and am excited about leading inclusion across the academy.

Career Summary:

The Southwater Infant Academy (September 2008 – present)

Class teacher, Year 2 Leader, EYFS Leader, Year 1 Leader, Science Subject Leader, Eco Schools Leader, English Subject Leader, Assistant Head teacher, SENCO and Deputy Headteacher.

Storrington First School  (September 2005 – July 2008)

Year One and Year Four Class teacher.

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am able to support schools or other Early Years settings wishing to develop their curriculum, with a particular focus on Phonics. I have a real passion for Early Years teaching and would be keen to support settings in the development of their EYFS curriculum and/or assessment procedures. I am able to offer support and advice with mentoring students and NQT’s and coaching members of teaching and support staff too.

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

As an SLE, I hope to develop strengths and experience already present in other schools and staff members. I am excited about the prospect of working with other schools and academies as I feel there is a great deal that teachers can learn from each other and from the sharing of good practise, helping children and teachers become confident and successful learners.

SHELLEY BAKER - National leader of governance

Name:

Shelley Baker

Role in School:

Chair of Governors at Brackenbury Primary School

Areas of Expertise:

Supporting new chairs and coaching them through their first year

Training governing bodies on preparing for Ofsted inspections

Supporting governing bodies through partnership working

Mentoring and coaching new clerks

Supporting new Headtachers in understanding governance.

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

Impact:

Shelley has supported schools in RI moving towards Good.  Enabled new chairs to become more confident in their role and ensured governing bodies work more strategically.

Areas of expertise:

Shelley is a Level 4 ILM Coach and has worked with Chairs/Headteachers new to the role.

She has supported governing bodies in becoming more strategic through their school development plans.

 

 

ALISON BURKE - SLE

Name:

Alison Burke

Role in School:

Co-ordinator of SEND and inclusion (SENCo)

Areas of Expertise:

SEND, Training  Learning Support Assistants/ Teaching Assistants.

Teaching School:

TSAlliance24

School Experience Overview:

I began my teaching career in the London Borough of Sutton, at Hackbridge Junior School from 1986. I taught in Year Groups 3-6 and was the Year Group Leader for Year 3. I led children in several sporting activities and was responsible for R.E. and IT. From 1999, I left teaching in school to look after my young family and ran my own tutoring business, working with children of all abilities from 5-13. This was a time when I learned so much about adapting learning experiences for individuals, to enable them to achieve their best. My family moved to West Sussex and I began supply teaching in West Sussex in 2004. Through various contracts at Southwater Junior Academy, I have taught many different subjects and did a job share in a Year 6 class. I was the P.E. Coordinator from September 2009 - December 2011, and then became the SENCo (Special Needs Coordinator) in January 2012. From September 2009, I also taught French at William Penn Primary School, Coolham and became the SENCo in January 2011. I completed the National award of SEND Co-ordination in 2012. My experiences of working with young people both in and outside school, has made me fully committed to inclusion, and believing strongly in the importance of motivation and a healthy self-esteem to enable learners to achieve their best.

In my current role as SENCo, I am a member of the Leadership Team and work closely with parents, teachers and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). I plan and organise training for teachers and LSAs at The Academy on various themes, to enable adults to support the learning of children with SEND effectively.

Career Summary:

Hackbridge Junior School (Sept 1986 – Aug 1999)

Class Teacher Year 3, 4, 5 and 6; Year Group Leader Year 3; Responsible  R.E. and IT; Sporting activities, e.g. netball, girls football, swimming

Private Tutoring (Sept 1999 – July 2004)

Supply Teacher, West Sussex (January 2004 – July 2009)

William Penn Primary School (Sept 2009 – Aug 2017)

Teacher of French in Key Stage 2; SENCo 2011-2017)

Southwater Junior Academy (January 2004 – current)

P.E. Co-ordinator 2009-2012; Co-ordinator of SEND and Inclusion 2012-current

Specialist Leader of Education (Autumn 2017-current)

What support can you offer as an SLE?

I am able to support schools with a SENCos processes and systems to meet the requirements of The Code of Practice. I am able to offer support and advice through mentoring and coaching school staff.

What do you hope to achieve as an SLE:

As an SLE, I would like to contribute to developing school practices, to enable schools to build on their strengths. It will be a privilege to work with teachers and share good practice with one another. It is an exciting opportunity to participate in enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning, for children and teachers..