OUR VISION 2040 GROUP MEMBERS ..
|.||Keven Bartle @kevbartle
I am a Deputy Headteacher at Canons High School in north-west London with responsibility for pedagogy and partnerships. I am hugely committed to distributed leadership in all its forms, most recently with a focus on developing a whole-school approach to improving teaching and learning which is classroom-teacher and student focused. The focus on partnerships has led us to work closely with the SSAT as an organisation that shares our school (and my own) commitment to identifying, nurturing and sharing best practice in order to support individual, school and system improvement.
|.||Matt Bebbington @BebbPEteach
I am a whole school Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and a PE teacher at Wilmslow High School in Cheshire as well as being a teacher adviser for the Guardian Teacher Network. I have created a school blog – Lookout for learning – which aims to generate and circulate great teaching practice as far and as wide as possible. I am also an aspiring rugby coach, in charge of the school’s first XV and a first team coach at Stockport RUFC in National Two North.
|.||Tony Billings @asbillings
I am Principal of All Hallows, a Catholic voluntary academy in Macclesfield and all-ability school which has journeyed from special measures to outstanding with a constant, passionate focus on the core purposes of teaching and learning. Never has it been more important to consider the future shape and purpose of learning when polarised views are re-emerging around traditional vs modern pedagogy, academic vs applied learning and education as ‘ends’ or ‘means’. I am passionate about effective teaching linked to effective learning, the fundamentally creative role of the teacher and strong leadership.
|.||Rob Carter @robcarter2012
I am Headteacher at St Paul’s Catholic College and have been actively involved in the work of the SSAT. St Paul’s leads the Inspire Teaching School Alliance with a focus on professional learning, leadership and raising achievement. I am passionate about learning and teaching looking to ensure the ‘best deal’ for students in all schools. I believe that the 2040 Vision and Redesigning Schooling campaign is an opportunity to shape the direction of educational reform and change to secure all that is best for schools.
|.||Philippa Edwards @thePJE
I have been History Teaching and Learning Leader for five years and have recently taken on the post of Literacy Coordinator. This has provided opportunities for exploration of innovative and creative approaches, and a sharing of ideas and good practice with colleagues in other schools. I have been teaching for seven years with experience of working with a wide range of agencies, such as the Prince’s Teaching Institute. Membership of SSAT has lead to better practice through the sharing of ideas and above all, it has reinforced my passion for teaching.
|.||Colin Forrest-Charde @CBAPFC
I have responsibility for Teaching and Learning, the English Department, Performance Management and CPD. I have worked with RATL, Leading Edge, YST and the Innovations Unit. I have introduced personalised Learning to Learn, P4C and Opening Minds programmes into our present Transformational Learning courses. Searching for eLearning and teaching that will ensure our children are best prepared for the 21C.
|.||Melanie Kirk @melkirklearning
In my role as Assistant Head of Learning Skills and former Head of science, I believe in a curriculum that develops students’ curiosity and independence. As demonstrated through our Transformational Learning programme at Perins, 21C teaching should have eLearning embedded to enhance the curriculum with ICT supporting and developing student creativity and collaboration. I believe in coaching teachers to develop their confidence to take more risks in the classroom so that they provide and model a learning culture to imbue students with skills for the future.
|.||Claire Lowe @clairelowe2
I have been the Executive Headteacher of the Blackfield and Fawley Federation since 2008; prior to that I was Headteacher of a village primary school in the New Forest. I have encouraged and developed a culture of deep reflection across the Federation and all staff are encouraged to be leaders of learning in their classrooms. My skills are in improving learning and teaching, curriculum design and developing leadership. I have ensured that both schools work with a wide range of partners including SSAT to improve outcomes for pupils.
|.||Alex Quigley @HuntingEnglish
I am a subject leader of English leading a highly successful English and Media Faculty at Huntington School, in York. I am an experienced teacher who has taught a range of qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate, and I am greatly interested in innovative pedagogy and curriculum models from around the world. I blog regularly on a range of topics and have also written articles for the Guardian and educational websites.
|.l||Tom Sherrington (CHAIR) @headguruteacher
I am a teaching Headteacher, interested in developing new ideas for teaching and learning, and regular contributor to conferences and CPD events locally and nationally. After many years in London comprehensives, I work now at King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford which although selective, is a genuine beacon .. illustrating what is possible in learning if we have the courage and confidence; I am on a mission to encourage and challenge teachers to take more risks and to release the full creative potential of the learning process. I am honoured to be the Chair of the Vision 2040 group.
|.||Stephen Tierney @leadinglearner
My role changes in September 2013 to that of Executive Headteacher of a Blackpool federation, with continued responsibility for St Mary’s Catholic College and new responsibility to Christ the King Catholic Primary School. The fundamental design and organisation of our BSF/Primary Capital programme which is now nearing completion, has been inspired by my involvement with SSAT, originally with Professor David Hargreaves’ System Redesign and Four Deeps research, more latterly by the Redesigning Schooling campaign and symposia.