School & Post:
Ilfracombe Academy — Assistant Head Teacher & Senior SLE Lead
I am a long standing member of the Senior Leadership Team at The Ilfracombe Academy. My role as Assistant Head teacher includes responsibility for Continuing Professional Development, Initial Teacher Training, NQT Induction and whole staff Appraisal processes. I have considerable experience of working with middle leaders, coaching and developing those who are new in post, and those with more experience. I have run leadership development courses for candidates from my own school, and others from neighbouring schools. I have volunteered as a Foundation Governor at a small Church of England Primary school for around 6 years, and I have very much enjoyed contributing to my local community in this way. I am a qualified RE teacher, and was Head of RE for around 10 years before moving onto the senior team. I am still involved in the teaching and management of the RE department here at the Academy, and am currently leading the Academy in the areas of Collective worship and RE related to Church school status, and is hoping to shortly be trained as a SIAMS inspector.
Leadership of Continuing Professional Development
ITT & NQT