The Stourport Teaching School Alliance (Stourport TSA) is a partnership of outstanding schools across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire with a proven track record of effective collaborative practice in delivering the best educational experiences to our young people. The Stourport Teaching School Alliance comprises of a wealth of experience across primary and secondary phases and incorporates a range of professional experience in terms of subject specialism and strategic leadership.
All of our partner schools have led their own particular journey to success in their own distinctive manner but have also found strength in the development of cogent organisational partnerships to ensure the best opportunities for the young people of Stourport.
Working with our Alliance can offer your school a breadth and depth of professional expertise on terms that suit your specific needs at a pace and intensity that you control. Our services are bespoke to each situation and our approach is guided by your own self-evaluation and improvement priorities.
One element of our work that remains constant however is our unerring focus upon young people – they are central to everything we do.
We can provide schools in need of support with a task force of leaders, teachers and school practitioners who are experts in their respective fields and qualified to support others to improve teaching, learning and outcomes.
For more information on how we can work with your school please contact Sara Peace by email to: email@example.com
Specialist Leader in Education Team
Chris has over ten years’ experience in senior leadership roles in the West Midlands including the holding of a Headteacher / Principal role since 2008. Over this time Chris has also conducted inspections as a team and lead inspector for Ofsted in a variety of settings. Chris is a National Leader of Education and a designated pupil premium reviewer and has extensive experience of school to school support, the use of data and performance management to secure improvement.
In September 2015 Chris was appointed Principal at The Stourport High School & VIth Form College which is a National Teaching, Support School and SCITT provider. He is passionate about quality teacher training and put together a successful Teaching and National Support School bid for his previous school. He now leads a thriving SCITT and Teaching School Alliance at Stourport High School, working collaboratively with partners across the Midlands. He has chaired or participated in numerous regional and local associations and led training on a regional and national level, including being vice and then Chair of Worcestershire’s Secondary Heads Association from 2011 to 2015.
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Richard is an outstanding teacher and former AST who has been an SLE since 2011 offering school to school support in emotional intelligence in the classroom, readiness to learn, English, literacy and improving boys’ reading. He is a visiting tutor for university students on teaching practice and has made significant contributions to whole school INSET. His work with other organisations includes delivering several workshops for the SSAT at national conferences. He has worked with many schools in Worcestershire and Birmingham and can offer bespoke 1-1 support, small group support or whole school conferences.
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Christine is Director of ICT and Enterprise at The Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre which was recently assessed as Outstanding by Ofsted for the second time. She is also a Computing at School Master Teacher. She has over twenty years teaching experience in the Secondary and FE /HE sectors. Christine was a Senior Lecturer in Computing for ten years and ran successful programmes such as the Cisco Networking Academy, Higher National Diploma and Advanced Apprenticeship for IT Professionals before returning to school teaching. She ran an LSC funded IT Professional Cluster Group within the West Midlands area. Always passionate about teaching Computing, Christine has been involved in the teaching of programming for most of her career. She is also actively involved in qualification and resource development, most recently the Cambridge Nationals and GCSE Computing. She currently teaches GCSE and GCE Computing and in her spare time, she enjoys gadgeteering with Raspberry Pi and Arduino as well as developing fiendish programming challenges for her students.
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Ceri is an outstanding teacher and a talented leader of teaching and learning who can enable teachers to operate at the highest level. His delivery style is bright and engaging and he is often asked by the SSAT to present at national workshops on the subject of outstanding teaching, formative assessment and CPD. Materials from Ceri’s bespoke ‘AFL 4 Teachers’ CPD programme were published in the ‘SSAT Guide to Ofsted Success’ (October 2013) and SSAT Leading Edge magazine. In 2012, Ceri’s leadership and management of our T&L coaching teams at Stourport High School was used in a case study on “Leading Teaching and Learning” for the National College’s NPQH programme. Ceri has regularly delivered effective and engaging whole-school INSET for schools in Worcestershire and in Birmingham and can offer bespoke 1-1 support, small group support or whole-school conferences.
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Ian is currently an Assistant Principal at Stourport High School and his key roles are to lead the Maths and English departments and also to use and develop the effective use of data across the whole school and raise standards across the whole school.Ian is still passionate about teaching Mathematics and has 20 year experience in a variety of secondary schools. Ian worked very closely with the Staffordshire LEA as a Lead Mathematics teacher and this involved working with a team to improve and support the mathematics across the county.Ian took on a new challenging role as a mathematic consultant at Stourport High School. This role involved teaching key examination groups, working with the department to improve in all variety of areas and ultimately the performance of students.The maths department at Stourport is now very successful with students achieving significant progress and attainment according the 2013 Raise online report and significant increase in Post 16 students in recent years. For the last several years Ian’s role has developed to work with the Core departments and whole school improvement.
In recent years Ian has continued to work on a variety of Maths initiatives and projects. Ian has led the local ContinU Trust Heads of Department group for 4 years. We meet termly to share resources, ideas and look at improvement of maths provision across the Wyre Forest area. The group worked with NCETM on an innovative project to develop the use of the Wii in improving the teacher of mathematics and how departments can improve the effectiveness of their collaboration.
Ian is currently working on a National College Research project with other schools in the Teaching School Alliance on developing Pedagogy in mathematics and also working the CfBt on the Post 16 Core qualification. Ian has also achieved the NCETM Accreditation for CPD in mathematics and has recently qualified as an SLE in Mathematics.
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Sarah is a highly experienced senior leader involved in all aspects of pupil-well being, personal development and academic progress. Her expertise ranges from the the development of whole-school behaviour and attendance strategy to SMSC, student-progress, academic mentoring and effective leadership. Her most recent SLE work has involved consultation of whole-school behaviour management and attendance strategy in two separate schools and the professional coaching of a core-subject faculty team in a another local school to develop distributed leadership and to improve the quality of teaching and learning across three key stages.
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Joel is a truly outstanding physics teacher with a proven track record of coaching primary and secondary teachers to develop exciting, innovative and personalised learning experiences for pupils of all abilities. His most recent SLE work has involved the coaching of science teachers to improve lesson planning and formative assessment techniques in order to demonstrate outstanding progress, both in lessons and over time. He is also active in the development of strong cross-phase links to enhance STEM provision in primary schools.
Nathalie currently works with our SCITT trainees to ensure the highest standards of training provision and professional development. Prior to accepting this post Nathalie was the head of a large and very successful MFL faculty within our Language College whilst also fulfilling the role of an Advanced Skills Teacher. In addition to her expertise in outstanding faculty leadership and MFL pedagogy Nathalie is highly experienced in the field of quality assurance in teaching and learning across the curriculum and is regularly required to assess and advise upon teachers’ professional practice across the curriculum.
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Nathan is the highly successful director of our Sports College, which incorporates a wide variety of specialist staff and an excellent collection of facilities, many of which he has been instrumental in acquiring. Nathan is involved in work with several external agencies to promote young people’s participation and performance in sport, both in school and the wider community and he has successfully worked to develop strong links between schools and to secure funding in order to encourage young people to adopt healthy, active lifestyles. As a talented footballer himself, Nathan is keen to ensure that students’ potential for high-performance is spotted and nurtured whilst also providing broad opportunities for students of all abilities and interests to enjoy and benefit from participation in sport and other physical activities. Nathan also has a wealth of experience in the outstanding delivery and systematic assessment of vocational qualifications which has required him to share his best practice with colleagues in other subject areas and schools.
Read more about Nathan Bennett
List of The Stourport TSA Partner Schools
‘Do you have what it takes to become a teacher?’
Find out about:
at Stourport SCITT in conjunction with The Stourport High School & VIth Form College.
Register your place for one of these dates:
- 22 June 2017 at Stourport High School
- 13 July 2017 at Stourport High School
Register now to find out if you have what it takes to be a primary or secondary teacher:
- Friday 16 June 2017 4pm – 6pm
- Contact us to find our more about our events
Registration for this Train to Teach event is free, and by attending, you can get all your questions about teaching and teacher training answered.