|School||Cardinal Hume Catholic School|
|Current Position||Learning & Teaching Co-ordinator/ ITT Professional Tutor|
|Designation||Specialist Leader of Education|
|Designated Specialism||ITT (Initial Teacher Training)|
Having been a teacher for 16 years following degrees at Glasgow and Oxford University, I joined Cardinal Hume in 2010 and am currently in post as a member of the Learning & Teaching team. As well as contributing to whole school CPD, I am also the Professional Tutor with overall management and responsibility for ITT: the school supports trainee teachers through the PGCE, School Direct and TeachFirst training pathways. I also oversee the induction of NQTs and new staff to the school. I have six years’ experience as a Head of Department (English) and have also established outdoor education in a number of schools through leading The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and numerous World Challenge expeditions overseas.