Latest Updates

Spring 2017

  •  Click here for our Science of Learning Conference on July 4th 2017


  • Our latest newsletter can be found here 



  • NFER have published research into the role of Teaching Schools in the development of research. Click here for a copy


  • The Teaching School Council has published an excellent review of effective primary teaching.  Click here for a copy


  • The Bell Foundation has published an Assessment Framework for EAL learners.  Access it here


  • The EEF report of marking can be found here and their report into effective KS1 literacy practices here





Leaders of Education

National Leaders of Education


Amanda Bennett: Amanda is the executive headteacher of The Greetland Academy in West Yorkshire. The school is a large primary school rated 51st in the Sunday Times Good School guide in 2016.  Amanda is a regional Teaching School representative for Yorkshire and the Humber.  Amanda has worked across Yorkshire and the Humber supporting on senior and middle leadership, pupil premium and curriculum development amongst other areas.  

Roy Hepplestone: Roy is the Executive Principal of Whitehill Community Academy in West Yorkshire.  The three form entry school was rated Outstanding in 2008.  Roy has extensive experience in supporting schools to improve pupil outcomes, leadership and attainment and this has been recognised in Ofsted inspections.

Shameem Hussain: Shameem is headteacher of Beech Hill School in West Yorkshire.  The school was rated Outstanding in 2016 and has worked with other schools across the area to support leadership, teaching and learning and staff development.  


 Local leaders of Education


Lesley Bowyer: Lesley is headteacher of The Halifax Academy, a 4-16 through school in West Yorkshire.  Lesley is an Ofsted inspector and has worked with a variety of schools on projects around Early Years, leadership and teaching and learning.

Liz Whetham: Liz is headteacher of Holy Trinity Primary academy in West Yorkshire.  Liz has worked in a variety of schools, including faith schools, to support RQTs, subject development, leadership and sports development.

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