North West London and South Central England

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

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

From September 2017 I have become the CEO of a new multi academy trust, Middlesex Learning Trust, in North London. Previously I was head at The Compton School in Barnet, a successful mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive secondary school for 17 years. The Compton was an early academy converter and became one of the first 100 National Teaching Schools
in 2011 and now leads a cross phase alliance of 25 schools. I have been involved in system leadership extensively since 2003 when I was part of a team of consultant heads supporting failing schools in London as part of the London Challenge and I became an NLE in 2006.
More recently I have been an OFSTED inspector, Director for the London Leadership Strategy and senior partner for Challenge Partners, a national network of schools supporting each other. I am the current Chair of the DFE Secondary Heads’ Reference Group, who meet regularly at the DFE to advise on education policy. I was elected to the Head Teacher Board for North West London and South Central England (NWLSC) in 2014. I was elected to the first Teaching School Council in 2011 and served for two years and was then
re-elected in 2014. I was the Lead TSC representative for London from 2014-2017 and I am currently the lead for the new region of NWLSC which came into being in September 2017. I was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University in 2013 and a CBE in the Birthday Honours in 2013 both for services to education nationally.

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