Meet the Team

Wildern Partnership Team

Jo Anderson – SCITT Director  / MFL Tutor

Jo has significant experience in developing and mentoring trainee teachers and working as an induction tutor for both trainees and early career 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 across Hampshire as well as external agencies, including the Department for Education and HEIs, in order to establish and quality assure training provision for ITT. Fluent in Spanish, and a speaker of German, Italian and French, Jo also works in the role of MFL tutor.  Jo is the External Moderator for three SCITTs in various diverse areas of the country and is a Mental Health First Aider qualified by MHFA England.

Sally Wheeler – Strategic Lead 

Sally is an assistant headteacher at Wildern School and for the last 6 years has held responsibility for professional development.  Prior to Wildern, she worked at a diverse range of secondary schools, developing her career from lead practitioner to advanced skills teacher (AST) and Director of Learning. Currently, her role focuses on developing teachers to gain a better understanding of what great teaching looks like and how this can be shared across the school and Wildern Multi Academy Trust.  She has worked strategically with the SCITT for the last 5 years.

Carolyn Hughan – Development Lead

Carolyn has had a broad and extensive 40 year career in education including headship, Leadership Adviser for Hampshire County Council and Director of a Teaching School Alliance. Carolyn is now an independent educational consultant. She is experienced in designing and facilitating leadership learning opportunities across all phases. Her passion is working with individuals and teams to increase their competence and confidence in role. She is creative in her approaches to building organisational and individual capacity; she knows that professional development needs to be relevant and personalised. Carolyn is an experienced coach and currently coaches individual senior leaders in several schools in Hampshire and Portsmouth. She is an Associate Tutor with the University of Winchester and facilitates on the NPQH programme. She has co-authored a publication for Southern Educational Leadership Trust entitled ‘Developing Leadership Potential’ and a paper for CollectiveEd, LeedsBeckett University on Leadership Through Narrative.

Sophie Bullivant – Secondary Curriculum Lead

Sophie is an experienced teacher at Wildern School specialising in RE, Moral and Social Studies.  She is now in post as the Early Careers Framework (ECF) Coordinator.  In her role in Wildern SCITT, Sophie is committed to supporting the Director in the coordination, management and strategic direction of the Wildern Partnership SCITT including: secondary programme design, delivery and evaluation; recruitment, assessment and accreditation of the trainees.

Charyl Whiting – Primary Tutor / Principal Curriculum Lead

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 mathematics 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.

Dudley Jaynes – Primary Tutor / Principal Mentoring Lead

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 for students at partnership universities, as well as holding national accreditation for mentors’ professional learning.

Shirlie Bickley – Administrator

Shirlie is an experienced business administrator with over 25 years in the education and health sectors.  She has led multi-functional teams across a variety of settings and now leads the MAT Professional Learning Team which includes the SCITT.  Shirlie is also, alongside the SCITT Director, a Mental Health First Aider qualified by MHFA England.  In her spare time, Shirlie enjoys wild swimming, cycling and running and spending time with the family.

Wildern Partnership Subject Tutor Team

Andy Harrison – Drama Tutor

Andy is Head of Drama, Lead Teacher of Creative Assessment and a Lead Practitioner at Redbridge School in Southampton. He is passionate about high expectations and inspirational lessons.  He has always enjoyed working with early career teachers and has mentored PGCE students as well as qualified, experienced teachers.  He is committed to supporting trainees undertaking the SCITT programme, developing both rich subject and curriculum knowledge.

Ben Cull – Music Tutor

As an experienced and talented Learning Leader for Music at Brookfield Community School, Ben has a passion for music teaching and has performed with a range of musical ensembles since childhood including brass bands, concert bands, choirs, orchestras and pit bands.  He works alongside his colleagues, supporting his team to strengthen their knowledge and skills within
Music Technology to enable them to feel confident in leading their own classes.  He enthusiastically supports and develops trainees on the Wildern Partnership SCITT programme, as well as mentoring early career teachers.

Bridie Gray – Science Tutor

Bridie teaches Science at Wildern School as Assistant Director of Learning in Science and supports the Director of Learning with the development of science throughout the school.   She has also supported ECTs during their induction year and is committed to the support of trainee teachers undertaking the SCITT programme in her work as a tutor.  She has a keen interest in evidence-informed practice.

Emma Lynch – Art Tutor

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 ECTs and ITTs and supporting their development to help them to become excellent practitioners. Emma, whose interests lie in photography, 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.

Leah Crawford – Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee

Leah has many years experience as a Local Authority English Inspector/Advisor, working across primary and secondary phases. She currently leads the Thinktalk consultancy and is an Associate Tutor for the King’s College Let’s Think in English Cognitive Acceleration programme and is on Bob Cox’s team of Opening Doors consultants, widening access to classic poetry and prose.  She also teaches and studies at Winchester University.  Leah chairs the Quality Assurance Committee of the cross phase Wildern Partnership SCITT programme.

Liam Nicol – Computing and ICT Tutor

Liam currently works at Wildern School as Assistant Director of Learning in Computer Science.  He works on the SCITT programme as a tutor and is committed to supporting trainees with their practice. He also leads the computing strand on the primary PGCE programme.  Liam is currently studying for the NPQ Leadership in Teacher Development and will lead the Multi Academy Trust early career teacher professional development.

Penny Langford – English Tutor, PGCE Link and Subject Knowledge Lead

Penny has been working in Hampshire schools for the last twenty years. A practicing 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.

Rachel Parkhouse – Maths Tutor

As an experienced and outstanding practitioner, Rachel has worked in a range of schools in Hampshire, as well as abroad.  She has held the roles of assistant headteacher and advanced skills teacher with extensive experience for the development and implementation of successful mathematics teaching in schools.  She is currently based at Wildern school and is Senior Leader for Learning. Rachel works with the SCITT programme as a secondary mathematics tutor.

Tamsin Leyman – History Tutor

Tamsin started her professional working life in corporate finance marketing and in 2005 completed a PGCE in teaching secondary school history with University College Chichester.  She is subject leader for History at Testwood School and deputy of the Humanities Faculty. She is passionate about the teaching of history in schools and  committed to supporting and developing trainees.

Vacancy – Geography Tutor