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.
English Tutor and Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee
Andrew has worked in schools across Southampton and Hampshire for 17 years, both in the classroom and as a senior leader. During this time, his role focused on the leadership of teaching and learning and wider teacher professional development, with a wide range of experience in training, mentoring and coaching. Andrew has a particular interest in the use of formative assessment in the classroom and its impact.
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.
Janet is a well-established and innovative Mathematics teacher. With a desire to enhance the curriculum for all she organises enrichment opportunities for high achieving students and consistently strives to make Maths challenging and engaging but still accessible for all students. She has mentored trainee teachers with success for many years and has supported NQTs and RQTs as they develop to become excellent teachers. She has led the STEM Focus group “Our Place in Space”; with the aim of installing innovative signage around the school site.
English Tutor and Subject Knowledge Lead
With a proven track record as an outstanding classroom practitioner, Dru’s creativity and passion for her subject are an asset to the team. Dru is a Specialist Leader of Education for the ETC Alliance and with an MA in English, her areas of expertise and interest are 20th and 21st century literature and Critical Theory. Dru uses her experience to facilitate classroom discourse to build challenge. Dru has previously mentored trainee teachers and NQTs, she delivers ITT subject knowledge modules for the University of Porstmouth PGCE programme each year and has mentored trainees as part of the Student Ambassador Scheme for the University of Southampton.
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.
Modern Foreign Languages Tutor
Hazel successfully leads the MFL department at Wildern. The department has been at the forefront of innovative teaching practices and received national recognition. She is a Specialist Leader of Education for the ETC Alliance and a coach for colleagues working on middle leadership development programmes. Hazel’s experience includes working as a Lead Teacher for the KS3 National Strategy for MFL. She has presented at a number of national conferences including The Achievement Show and in Brussels at MOLAN – the European network for the exchange of good practices that serve to motivate language learners.
Science Tutor and PGCE Lead
Stacey has held a number of roles all of which have further strengthened her resolve to drive for outstanding teaching and learning in Science lessons and it is this knowledge and experience that is regularly drawn upon. Stacey passionately believes high quality training and development enables trainees to improve their performance as professionals. Stacey is an accredited facilitator for the Outstanding Teacher Programme and Improving Teacher Programme. She is an innovative and creative practitioner, and this is reflected in her training as well as in her school-to-school support work.
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.