Area representative:
Gill Robinson, OBE

I have been a headteacher for 21 years and I became an NLE and a Teaching School Head in Cohort 3. As a headteacher, I have had four consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgements. I am currently a tutor working with Emerging Leaders in Special Schools and PRUs. This is my seventh year of being involved in this successful course. I am also a member of the Special School Headteacher Steering Group for the SSAT and I am a member of the Steering Group for the Yorkshire and Humber Special School Leaders. I am a School Improvement Partner for 9 schools and a Pupil Premium Reviewer. I am CEO of the Interaction and Communication Academy Trust.

I was awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year 's Honours in January 2016.

You can contact me here: gill.robinson@tscouncil.org.uk

Link Regional Representative:
Amanda Bennett

Having previously been Headteacher and senior leader at The Greetland Academy for over 20 years I am currently Executive Principal and CEO of our MAT. We are an outstanding school and consistently recognised as a top performing academy. I became an NLE in 2013 and am a Pupil Premium Reviewer. We became a Teaching School (Teamworks TSA) cohort 4, in 2014 and are also a National Support School, a SCITT and a MAT. We have supported many regional and national initiatives, most recently including ‘Effective use of Teaching Assistants’ EEF project, RQT targeted support, EYFS projects and the National Teaching Service.

I have been part of cross-region school support (NLE & NSS) including in ‘cold spot’ areas and areas of high deprivation e.g. Bradford and East Riding, working on joint Teaching School projects and providing additional capacity and due diligence work to other MATs. I have previously supported Gill Robinson in a team of NLE’s in her work as regional TSC representative supporting network meetings, conferences and induction events. As a member of the EFA Financial Steering Group I provide system leadership input to this national strategy group.

You can contact me here: amanda.bennett@tscouncil.org.uk