The Lead Practitioner Programme is aimed at the very best teachers in our Trust and those with a natural curiosity of what constitutes high performance in the classroom. Typically, this role is well suited to a teacher who’s classroom practice is exceptional. A Lead Practitioner is both quality assured and selected by the Trust. They form a crucial part of our school improvement strategy whereby members of the Executive team are able to signpost school leaders to these practitioners to demonstrate classroom practice at the highest level and offer support to teachers in areas such as AFL, curriculum planning and modelling.
David Taylor, Executive Headteacher
George previously worked as a Primary School PE teacher in Leicester for 5 years. He teaches Year 6 at Anston Brook Primary School and is passionate about increasing inter/intra school sport competitions and providing sporting opportunities to all children both inside and outside of school.
Charlotte is in her sixth year of teaching Year 2 at Whiston Worrygoose J & I School. Her specialist areas are Physical Education and Geography. She is an ECT mentor and works closely with the South Yorkshire Maths Hub. She is currently completing her NPQSL.
Nancy is a Y6 teacher at Brinsworth Manor Junior school and has been the History Lead since 2018. Recently, she has taken on the role of English Lead and joint Curriculum Lead.
Amy is currently in her third year of teaching Key Stage 1 at Whiston Worrygoose J & I School. She specialises in History and is completing an NPQ in leading teaching. She is really excited to be a part of the Lead Practitioner Programme which will enable her to collaborate more widely across schools in the UK.
James’ main passion is developing physical education in schools. He also leads History and Geography at Canklow Woods Primary School and has taught in all KS2 year groups.
Sarah has an incredible 15 years experience in a range of different schools, teaching across Y2-Y6. She is passionate about all learning, particularly anything to do with English. She believes children should see themselves as readers and writers to feel and achieve success.
Lauren is currently in her third year of teaching at Whiston Worrygoose J & I School, with music as her specialist area. This year she has begun her NPQLBC to develop research interests in developing pupil behaviours and dispositions.
Jess teaches Year 3 at Whiston Worrygoose J & I School. Her degree is in Physical Education and she currently leads in ICT. Alongside her role as an ICT lead, she is currently in the process of becoming an Apple Teacher and completing a portfolio all about ICT as a pedagogical tool. She is working towards an NPQ in Leading Teacher Development to develop pedagogy.