I am a successful and experienced KS3-KS5 Art, Craft and Design teacher with a Masters qualification in Art and Education. My research focused on the role of drawing in GCSE education and I have also explored gender issues with under achieving groups.
My leadership qualities encompass being responsible for the effective introduction of a programme for the more able to increase the amount of A and A* grades at GCSE through academic and pastoral support. I established G&T representatives for all subjects and upskilled them via coaching to enable staff to enhance the quality of teaching to impact on student attainment at A* level across all curriculum subject areas. Currently I lead and develop a team of PGCE tutors and Subject Pedagogy Leaders within the Arthur Terry SCITT programme. This includes designing a programme of study and quality assuring the postgraduate academic element through my collaborative partnership role with Birmingham City University.
My strategic experience as Operational Leader of an Ofsted inspected SCITT programme demonstrates my knowledge and understanding of recruitment, retention and ongoing CPD provision. As Deputy Director of Teaching Schools I have the required skill sets to devise, monitor and evaluate aspects of ‘The Big Six’; specifically, Initial Teacher Training and CPD & Leadership Development.
As an outstanding classroom practitioner I have provided GCSE moderation and standardisation support to other arts based teachers within the locality. Good practice has been disseminated across the ATLP and to the North Birmingham G&T network. The impact of the quality of teaching and learning of the Associate Teachers who have been employed within the ATLP over the past 3 years has contributed to the overall raising of standards.