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Specialist Leaders of Education

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Sue Harrison - Deputy Head Teacher

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Sue is an experienced and outstanding Y2 teacher and Deputy Head Teacher at Hoyland Common Primary School. She has supported schools, developing systems to support attainment and progress in KS1, and developing numeracy curriculums at KS1 and KS2.
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Jeannette Stratton - Deputy Head Teacher

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Jeannette is the Head at Lacewood Primary School in the Dearne.  With nearly 27 years experience as a teacher, Jeannette's particular areas of expertise as an SLE are reading, special needs and assessment; she has also worked with schools in implementing strategies to improve reading. Additionally, Jeannette is a certified Irlen Screener with the ability to assess children for Irlens Syndrome & can advise on Irlen filters & provide Irlen Overlays.

 

 

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Rebecca Paddock - Assistant Head Teacher & Leader of Early Years

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Rebecca is an outstanding teacher at Hoyland Common Primary School with experience of working across foundation stage, KS1 and KS2.  She has supported schools, developing systems to support attainment and progress in KS1. Rebecca leads our Early Years Foundation Stage and has developed the indoor and outdoor environments. She has developed the planning used across our foundation stage and used this to impact on teaching and learning. Rebecca is also CEOP Ambassador trained and can provide training for both students and parents in e-safety.
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Rachel Parker - Acting Deputy Head Teacher

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Rachel is currently Acting Deputy Head Teacher at Hoyland Springwood Primary School. Her area of SLE specialism is curriculum development and Teaching and Learning. She has held a range of curriculum leader roles and also has in depth experience in teaching Key Stage 2, in particular demonstrating outstanding practice in Year 6.  
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Theresa Smith - Head Teacher

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Theresa is an outstanding and driven practitioner, who is Head Teacher at High View Primary Learning Centre.  Her specialisms are literacy and SEN.  Fully updated of the current SEN changes, Theresa is strategically managing the transitional period across schools.  With an enthusiasm for literacy, Theresa has implemented changes through schools that have raised standards and improved progress.

 

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Catherine Gallagher - ICT Lead & SENCO

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Catherine is ICT lead and SENCO at High View Primary Learning Centre. She has been teaching for five years and has experience of working in both KS1 & KS2. Her specialism is the teaching of ICT but she also excels at behaviour management techniques in the classroom. Catherine has worked with companies delivering training on the use of iPads as an aid to teaching and learning and also has an excellent subject knowledge of the new computing curriculum.
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Filippa England - Core Strategy & Inclusion Lead

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Filippa is an outstanding practitioner who is currently Core Strategy and Inclusion Lead at High View Primary Learning Centre.  Her specialities are in teaching and learning, engaging disadvantaged pupils, and using assessment techniques and data to track pupils and plan for progression.  With a wealth of experience teaching in Key Stage 2, Filippa is particularly interested in encouraging children to become active learners and has implemented changes which help children become more reflective and take ownership of their learning.

 

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Jo Upton - Deputy Head Teacher

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Jo is an experienced practitioner and deputy head at Gooseacre Primary Academy, in Thurnscoe. She has experience of teaching throughout the full primary phase, in particular demonstrating outstanding practise in Year 2 and 6. She has supported schools with the teaching and development of the maths curriculum and supporting newly qualified teachers. Jo is particularly interested in cooperative learning, and strategies to maximise pupil engagement and participation.
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Jenni Wyrill - Assistant Head Teacher

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Jenni is an experienced KS2 practitioner and assistant head at Shawlands Primary where she has implemented change in order to rapidly raise standards and improve progress.  She has supported schools across Barnsley for many years as an AST and literacy consultant and adores developing creative curriculums.  Jenni works closely with support staff and supports collaborations in the training, policy writing and planning for effective support staff practice.  She is also the assessment leader within her school and enjoys areas of research alongside working towards her Master of Education.

 

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Rachel Ward – Head of School - Head of School

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Rachel Ward is the Head of School at Parkside Primary Academy and also part of the Future Leaders network. She has been an SLE since January 2012 and has worked with a range of different schools and staff including primary, secondary and special schools. As an SLE, she has worked with Senior Leadership teams undertaking school improvement, building capacity within these schools so they can become self-sustaining and continue to improve. Her work as an SLE in primary and secondary schools includes leading teaching and learning, designing and facilitating bespoke professional development programmes and working with both teachers and associate staff to move teaching from RI to consistently good or good to outstanding. She is also a GCSE History examiner, working for AQA for the past 10 years. Areas of Expertise: • School improvement • Continuous Professional Development • Learning and teaching • Coaching for leadership • History KS1-KS4
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Chloe Redfearn - Year 6 Teacher

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Chloe is an experienced and outstanding practitioner who has worked across KS2 at Hoyland Common Primary School, currently working in Y6. Her previous experience has been mainly focused on delivering staff CPD across school and in particular the development and mentoring of NQT's. In addition to this, she has also supported teaching and learning in other schools across the Barnsley area as an outstanding practitioner and SLE. At Hoyland Common Primary School Chloe holds the role of TLR for curriculum innovation and the development of teaching and learning.
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James Haywood – Assistant Headteacher - Assistant Headteacher

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James is an experienced practitioner and Assistant Headteacher at Carlton Primary Academy. He has experience of teaching throughout the primary phase; however, specialises in UKS2. His SLE is in Teaching and Learning, most notably helping leaders of Mathematics and Science in implementing and sustaining change within the curriculum. James has worked closely with Advanced Skills Teachers from Secondary Education to close the ‘gap’ between the skills provided at KS2 and the expectations of KS3. He has a strong understanding of the changes to the primary curriculum in assessing and reporting progress & attainment at both KS1 and KS2 levels. Previously, James was the lead practitioner for PE for a cluster of schools within Barnsley, setting up tournaments / festivals within the trust to promote healthy competition.
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Jonathon Bean – Assistant Head - Assistant Head

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Jonathon a full time Y6 teacher, along with Assistant Headteacher, PE & Sport Leader, Maths Leader, Assessment Leader & KS2 Leader. He has consistently outstanding lesson observations from both in-school staff and outside agencies, and specialise in a range of areas, mainly assessment (having created our own assessment system from scratch), maths and PE (in particular engaging large numbers of pupils/least active and maximising the PE Premium). He has also personally won several awards for PE, including Barnsley Adult of the Year for the last 2 years, as well as the Yorkshire Sport PE Premium Award for how sport premium funding was spent, along with getting the Centre of Excellence status for his school from Yorkshire Sport/Sport England. At university he was in Early Years, and also has a master’s degree in Outdoor & Experiential Learning, which again is something he has a keen interest in, in developing innovative ways to use this in (or out of!) the classroom.
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Anna Silverwood- Foundation 2 Lead Teacher - Foundation 2 Lead Teacher

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Anna is an experienced and outstanding FS2 Leader at Summer Lane Primary School. She has had experience of working in both KS1 and the Early years foundation stage. At Summer Lane, she has developed both the indoor and outdoor areas and has developed the planning in Foundation 2 to inspire and excite the children to learn. This has had an impact on the teaching and learning within the school. Anna has a love for developing early writing and early reading within the early years and has supported others to promote this love of learning within the classroom. Anna has also mentored NQTs over the past four years and has mentored school direct students this year.
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Halina Connolly - SENCo

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Halina is an experienced and outstanding SENCo, currently working at Summer Lane Primary. She has over 15 years’ teaching experience and had supported schools in Barnsley, Kirklees and Wakefield. Halina has extensive knowledge of the SEN Code of Practice and can quickly analyse and identify areas of strength and areas for school improvement. She has developed systems to centralised interventions across school and is able to assess their effectiveness; which has led to school improvement and had a positive impact on pupil progress. She has supported schools in developing their SEN policy, Local Offer, My Support Plans and in completing EHCP paperwork. Halina has lead staff meetings on Provision Mapping, SMART IEP’s, Attachment difficulties in Children and Dealing with Challenging Behaviours. She passionate about ensuring all disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils achieve the best outcomes possible through careful planning, differentiation and support.
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Abbie Pearce-Dyke - Director of School Improvement

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Abbie is a passionate and highly motivated primary practitioner who now works as Director of School Improvement at the Shire Multi-Academy Trust. She is deeply committed to ensuring all children receive outstanding teaching, regardless of background or postcode. Through her flexible approach to support, Abbie has been able to successfully work with teachers in all areas of school life, most notably, in English and maths. She is able to provide varying levels of support in order to guide teachers with differing experiences (throughout the primary phase) on their journey to becoming the best they can be in addition to offering challenge by being a critical friend to those colleagues who are outstanding practitioners. She has worked successfully in a range of primary settings (including a 3-16 school), meeting the challenges associated with high levels of deprivation, English as an Additional Language and unsettled and often-changing pupil mobility.  
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Nicola Simpson - Key Stage 1 and Core Strategy Lead

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Nicola Simpson is an experienced and outstanding practitioner and SLE at High View Primary School.  She is currently Key Stage 1 lead and Core Strategy Lead with a focus on Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Her specialisms are in teaching and learning, phonics and Teacher Training.  Nicola has supported schools and individuals in a number of areas particularly in raising the standards of teaching and learning within Key Stage 1.