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James Dransfield

James is an outstanding practitioner of English and Acting Assistant Principal at Northern Education Trust Kirk Balk Academy working as part of the teaching and learning team with an oversight of the quality of teaching and learning for the school. In his role on the senior team, he has a strong understanding and wealth of knowledge with regards to all new to teaching programmes at ITT, ECT and RQT level. In this role, he has developed systems and packages of CPD that offer bespoke support and parallels the work provided by training platforms and providers that have then been utilised by the NTA and other training providers as a strategy of supporting those new to the profession.  James is particularly passionate about quality first teaching and learning in the classroom as a key intervention strategy and how collaborative links can be made across the community in order to ensure the highest quality outcomes for all students in the local area.  

Dee Marsh