Follow up with some of the key speakers from the London TSC conference:

Vivienne Porritt, National Leader of #WomenEd, looks at the gender gap in the teaching profession: click here

Professor David Woods, CBE, Chair of the London Leadership Strategy looks at system leadership and the importance of school-to-school support: click here

Dr Kate Chhatwal, Director of Southwark Teaching School Alliance shares a post on Improving leadership diversity: Five lessons from two women’s leadership programmes: click here


TSC London announces their second annual conference.

Following the success of the first annual London conference, we are excited to announce that the London Teaching Schools Council’s second annual event will be taking place on Friday 7th July 2017 at Church House, Westminster.

Just like last year, the conference will bring together National Leaders of EducationTeaching Schoolssystem leaders and experts in school-to-school support across the Capital to discuss and debate key topics surrounding the future of education in London.

As well as sessions from Geoff Barton, ASCL president (@RealGeoffBarton @ASCL_UK); David Woods CBE, Chair of London Leadership Strategy; and Isabella Donnelly, Managing Director of Grebot Donnelly Associates, this year will see a wide-range of workshop sessions including (amongst others):

  • London Regional Schools Commissioners: Dominic Herrington, Martin Post and Tim Coulson
  • STEM learning: Mike Kalvis
  • School to school support models: Paul Foster, Hayes School
  • Enhancing leadership diversity: Lessons from two Southwark Teaching School Alliance women’s leadership programmes: Dr. Kate Chhatwal: Southwark Teaching School Alliance
  • Maths Hubs: Peter Jordan, St. Marylebone School
  • TeachLondon: Jason Lever, GLA
  • Workload reform: Jane Hough, DfE workload unit
  • Social media training:Alistair Prime, Grebot Donnelly Education

Area Representative:
Teresa Tunnadine, CBE

Teresa Tunnadine, CBE


I have been a National Leader of Education since 2006 and currently in my 17th year of headship at The Compton School, an outstanding mixed secondary academy in Barnet, North London. In 2012 The Compton was designated as one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools and leads an alliance of 23 schools and HEIs. I am now a Senior Partner for Challenge Partners, a national network of schools providing challenge and support for each other.  I have been an OFSTED inspector since 2012.

I am currently Vice Chair of the DFE Secondary Headteachers’ Reference Group, advising on a wide range of policies. In 2013, I received an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University for my contribution to the education system nationally and received a CBE for services to education in the Queen’s birthday honours. In 2014 I was elected to one of the eight Regional Commissioner’s Headteacher Boards advising on academies and Free Schools.

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I am hoping to develop the Regional Representative role to support Teaching Schools in the East to collaborate  to provide professional development, ITT and School to School Support, to raise attainment across the area for our children. Linking schools is crucial so that all schools feel part of the network.

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