Meet the Team
SCITT Programme Leader and Primary Tutor
Jo has significant experience in developing and mentoring trainee teachers and working as an induction tutor for both trainees and Newly Qualified teachers. In both roles, she has planned, delivered, evaluated and moderated training programmes in partnership with other primary and secondary schools, as well as Higher Education Institutions. Jo currently leads the cross phase SCITT programme which involves liaising with Partnership colleagues as well as external agencies, including the National College for Teaching and Learning and HEIs, in order to establish and quality assure training provision for ITT. Jo is the External Moderator for three SCITTs in various diverse areas of the country.
For the past 4 years Katie has been a Senior Leader of Learning with a specialism in embedding new technologies in the classroom and creative approaches to learning. Katie has spoken at national events such as BETT and ICT in Education and international events such as the Finnish Board of Education’s conference in Helsinki 2014 where Katie was invited to share her experiences of developing the use of mobile technology to support learning. Katie creates and implements the Wildern School staff CPD programme called Wildern Genius working with colleagues to deliver bespoke training and tailor made CPD.
Based at Redbridge Community School, Lauren is an experienced and successful practitioner of Maths in the secondary sector. As an assistant subject leader Lauren's responsibilities include developing the curriculum at KS4. Lauren has extensive experience of developing trainee teachers and early stage practitioners. Lauren's interests include pupil feedback and engagement.
Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee
Penny has extensive experience in the primary sector as a Headteacher in a diverse range of settings. She has lectured in teacher education and previously tutored Wildern Partnership SCITT Primary Trainees. As school improvement partner for two outstanding schools Penny's leadership and strategic overview ensures continued growth and development of the WPSCITT programme in line with local and national priorities.
Computing and ICT Tutor
Lee has been teaching for over 10 years as a practitioner of Computing and ICT. Most recently Lee worked as Director of Learning for Computing and ICT at another partnership school for 2 years prior returning to Wildern School to take up the role of Subject Coordinator for Computing and Business Studies and the Computing and ICT Tutor for the Wildern Partnership SCITT. Lee has undertaken Middle and Senior Leadership courses run by both the National College and the ETC Alliance.
English Tutor, PGCE Link and Subject Knowledge Lead
Penny Langford has been working in Hampshire schools for the last twenty years. A practising and highly experienced English teacher, Penny has held both leadership and consultancy roles in Hampshire Education. As a Curriculum Leader for English for eight years, she led her team of 20 teachers through a period of turbulent strategic change with the implementation of the National Strategy.
In her subsequent roles as an Advanced Skills Teacher and a Secondary English Consultant for the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service, Penny has delivered a range of innovative training programmes on various pedagogical themes, including developing a discourse culture in the classroom and independent learning.
She is particularly experienced in coaching teachers to develop their own practice and often supports middle leaders in developing their team building skills.
Maria has been teaching for over 14 years which included 3 years as a Head of Year. Maria has supported NQTs and GTPs in completing their induction year and has been involved in delivering professional development to new members of staff.
As an experienced outstanding Primary practitioner, Dudley was previously Deputy Headteacher at Abbotswood Junior School and was awarded his NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) in 2007. Prior to this, he was a Leading Maths Teacher for Hampshire and through this role delivered demonstration lessons across the county, provided maths training for teachers and LSAs and was engaged in action research. Dudley has experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training sessions in Mathematics for students at partnership universities.
Committed to the benefits of Arts in the curriculum, Emma leads a highly successful Art team at Wildern School that consistently achieves outstanding results. She has had extensive experience mentoring NQTs and ITTs and supporting their development to help them to become excellent practitioners. Emma, whose interests lie in photograph, print making and drawing, has been a Link Tutor for Art for the University of Chichester for a number of years, overseeing key elements and assignments for the Art PGCE. In addition to this, she has supported the development of the training programmes for all of the different courses that the Wildern Partnership is offering. She is a trained National College NCTL coach for middle leaders.
Based at Wildern School, David has been teaching music since 2011. David spent two years teaching English to Korean students as well as developing the English curriculum at the school, interviewing potential students and assessing students' ability in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the team. She is a Leading Teacher for History for the Local Authority and an active member of the Hampshire History Steering Group. Amanda has written and resourced outstanding lessons that have been published and used throughout the county. She presents annually at the Hampshire Leading History Conference and at the Eastleigh Consortium on a variety of topical themes relevant to the challenges posed by the nature of teaching History. In previous years, she has taught on the University of Southampton’s PGCE programme as well as supporting the recruitment of high calibre trainees. Currently, she is teaching on the University of Reading’s History PGCE programme in conjunction with other leading History specialists.
Charyl brings a range of experience from both the primary sector and adult education. Educated and qualified as a teacher in the United States and then as part of the overseas teacher training programme, Charyl has previously worked in both middle and primary schools with responsibilities for both maths and English, developing teaching assistant interventions and as a learning leader. Charyl’s curriculum interests and expertise include Religious Education, mathematics and diminishing the difference for disadvantaged pupils.