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Early Years Specialism Lead, Personal Tutor

Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan is the Chief Executive of Shaw Education Trust. She joined the Trust from Ofsted where she worked as the Regional Director for the North West and National Director for Initial Teacher Education. Jo held the status of Her Majesty’s Inspector. Jo held three secondary headships: leading out of special measures, accelerating performance to outstanding; gaining Teaching School status and delivery of academisation. As a National Leader of Education, Jo worked extensively in a strategic role in the Greater Manchester Challenge. A proven systems leader, Jo has supported a large number of schools to accelerate improvement. Jo has delivered programmes for the National College, worked with a Local Authority and provided advice to the DfE. Her portfolio of experience spans all phases, all sectors and all contexts.

Sandra Mitchell

I have been Headteacher of Seabridge Primary school in Newcastle under Lyme since April 2005. It is a large school for pupils aged 3-11 with 470 pupils on roll.

Since September 2014, I have also been the Accounting Officer for the KNSPS, based within our school. I am passionate about supporting the next generation of teachers, and am thrilled that our governors have supported this endeavour. Seabridge Primary School acts as the Legal Entity for the KNSPS partnership of around 70 schools, of which over 50 are actively involved at any time. It is vital that we offer a local high quality teacher education programme that is school led. We are delighted to work in partnership with Keele University. This has created opportunities not only for beginning teachers but also for staff within both our own school and the partnership.

Previously I was accredited as a SIP and supported a number of schools in this role for Staffs LA. I am also accredited as an LLE and have successfully supported a number of schools causing concern, along with the Seabridge Leadership Team and staff.

Prior to my current appointment I was Headteacher of Dove Bank Primary School in Kidsgrove.

Di Swift

Diane co-ordinates our Initial Teacher Education and research programmes. She liaises directly with Keele University to facilitate our Masters provision. Diane has extensive experience in schools as a teacher, senior leader and a governor. She regularly contributes articles to professional journals and has authored a variety of materials that support teachers to develop both their curriculum and pedagogic thinking. She has worked extensively with teacher-colleagues on a variety of projects in relation to Philosophy for Children, History and Geography. Diane is an advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching. She also works at a national level in relation to ITE, particularly in connection with inclusion. Diane is undertaking an EdD, her research is considering the ways in which beginning teachers develop a professional language to share their developing pedagogic expertise.