North

Area Representative:
John Hardy

John HardyI became the headteacher of St. John Vianney Primary School in Hartlepool in January 2004. The school welcomes learners from nought to ninety and beyond through early education, nursery, school, family learning and adult education. It offers opportunities for learning out of school hours and beyond the school day. It cares for children from birth to 11+ from 7.30 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. for 50 weeks of the year. St. John Vianney School was designated as a teaching school in the first cohort.

You can contact me here: john.hardy@tscouncil.org.uk

Area Representative:
Jonathan Johnson

I became part of the team at West Lakes Academy in January 2016. Sponsored by The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Sellafield Ltd. and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) we are based in West Cumbria and welcome children from 11 to 18 years old from the town of Egremont and the surrounding area. Our staff work tirelessly to give young people a whole new horizon from experiences that, in each of those special moments, allow them the opportunity to completely redefine who they think they can be and I am honoured to be leading that team. All of us have the power to nurture wonderful people, changing their lives through learning. In this academy, we cherish that moral purpose; making it brick, and flesh and striving to teach and educate like we invented it!

You can contact me here: jonathan.johnson@tscouncil.org.uk

Area Representative:
Phil Bennington

Phil BenningtonI am currently Strategy Director for the Swaledale Alliance - 56 primary schools and 1 special school - spread across a wide area of North Yorkshire and into Darlington. Brompton-on Swale CE primary, near Richmond, is the Alliance's teaching school and was designated in 2013. Our Alliance works closely with other North Yorkshire teaching schools through the North Yorkshire Primary Schools’ Teaching Alliance (NYPSTA) which is developing a coordinated CPD offer across all of the TSAs. We were successful with a Round 1 SSIF bid to support the development of metacognition in schools serving forces communities both within and beyond the Alliance.

I have over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, senior leader and headteacher in secondary schools followed by 10 years as Principal Adviser with North Yorkshire LA working across both primary and secondary phases.

You can contact me here: phil.bennington@tscouncil.org.uk