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





Specialist Leaders of Education

SLE team

Rachel Adams

Director of literacy, numeracy and inclusion - Halifax Academy
SLE designation: English and literacy.

Jon Boyle

Deputy Headteacher Whitehill Community Academy
SLE designation: English/leadership and management.

Anne Broadhurst

Assistant head Appleton Academy
SLE designation: NQT and CPD

Sarah Cowling

Phase leader Holy Trinity primary
SLE designation: Leadership of teaching and learning

Brian Cunningham

Senior Professional Mentor, coordinating induction, support and a continuous programme of training for new entrants to the profession and their mentors. Halifax Academy
SLE designation: NQT/ITT

Joanne Davey

Geography co-ordinator, Geographical Association geography champion Holy Trinity primary
SLE designation: Geography/early years

Paul Dixon

Head Teacher Greetland Academy
SLE designation: Curriculum, Assessment and Pupil Progress

Jane Firth

School business manager Greetland academy
SLE designation: Academies and academy transition; school business management.

Fiona Gardiner

Primary Accelerator Leader for Secondary phase with responsibility for NQT's in Primary phase Halifax Academy
SLE designation: ITT/NQT

Geoff Simpson

Senior leader and lead practitioner for Geography in the Abbey Grange MAT

James Stubbs

Lead Practitioner in Maths at the Abbey Grange MAT, specialist maths tutor for ITT in our SCITT

SLE designation: Maths

Jonathan Pascall

Director of ICT/Computing and KS2 spelling, punctuation and grammar lead The Greetland Academy
SLE designation: ICT

Amanda Burnett

Lead practitioner of English, Abbey Grange MAT : Leadership of English

Caroline Pollitt

Assessment and EAL manager Holy Trinity Primary
SLE designation: Supporting more able pupils (primary)

Cath Proffitt

Senior lead teacher of coaching and development, English teacher Halifax Academy
SLE designation: Coaching/CPD

Lauren Watson

Key stage 1 teacher Northowram Primary 
SLE designation: Leadership of curriculum

Amanda Rawson

Bursar at The Greetland Academy and the Calderdale Excellence Partnership.
SLE designation: Academies and academy transition; school business management and financial management.

Sarah Read

Assistant Principal, SENCo and NQT co-ordinator The Greetland Academy
SLE designation: ITT

Adam Smith

Head of department Crossley Heath School
SLE designation: Maths

Anne Webster

Foundation Stage Manager and Nursery Teacher,LEA Foundation Stage Moderator and Early Language Consultant. Holy Trinity Primary
SLE designation: Early Years Foundation Stage

Natalie Booth

Year 6 teacher and maths lead at The Greetland Academy

SLE designation: maths

Adam Harris

Deputy principal and Foundation stage/Key Stage 1 leader

SLE designation: Early Years 

Samantha Bowling

Assistant headteacher and SENCo at Beech Hill

SLE designation: SEN/Inclusion

Sara Cockcroft

Sara is assistant headteacher at Beech Hill

SLE designation: English

Ruth Mead

Ruth is a Year 4 teacher at Northowram School

SLE designation: more able pupils

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