Our Experts

Gavin Clark

Expertise: SLE - English Experience: Gavin is an Assistant Headteacher for Teaching & Learning – a role he has held for 2 years after 7 years as Curriculum Area Leader of a large and successful…

Dan Zobkiw

Expertise: SLE - Music Experience: Daniel Zobkiw is an experienced practitioner of Key Stage 4 and 5.  Currently Daniel is responsible for different subject areas, line managing their Subject Leaders within the Creative and Performing…

Sandy Loynd

Expertise: SLE - Physics Experience: Sandy is Subject Leader of Physics and is an SLE for Physics. Sandy has significantly contributed to the shape and direction that the science department has taken at South Hunsley.…

Emma Buckley

Expertise: SLE - Geography Experience: A Geography teacher for over 13 years, Emma has also taught Geology and Environmental Studies up to A level standard. Emma is passionate about Earth Science and the importance of getting our…

Mike Williams

Expertise: SLE - Physical Education Experience: Mike is an experienced Lead Teacher of Physical Education having worked in secondary schools in Hull for over 10 years. With experience at both middle and senior leadership level, he…

Rachel Welsh

Expertise: SLE - Science Experience: Rachel is an experienced Key Stage 3 and 4 Science teacher and Head of Department with vast experience in coaching and mentoring throughout her career. Rachel’s interests lie within Science…

Adam Edwards

Expertise: SLE - Behaviour and Safety Experience: Adam is an experienced teacher and has 13 years’ experience of pastoral systems within a large secondary school.  Adam has experience at both middle and senior leadership level and has…

Tom Lumley

Expertise: SLE - Mathematics Experience: Tom is an experienced teacher and subject leader with over 15 years experience in a wide range of educational backgrounds, delivering outstanding lessons and consequently outstanding results. He has been…

Vicky Marsh

Expertise: SLE - English Experience: Director of English Vicky is a dedicated Director of English who has built an outstanding English department at South Hunsley. Vicky has established an educational culture of ‘open classrooms’ in her department; colleagues…

Helen Savory

Expertise: SLE - Science Experience: Helen is an experienced teacher across all three key stages in Science and has previously held the posts of Key Stage 4 coordinator for data and intervention in Science and…

Robin Gouldbourne

Expertise: SLE - Behaviour and discipline Experience: Robin is an experienced middle leader, with a record of achieving outstanding results. Having recently obtained a three year Masters in Teaching, Robin draws on his strong academic background, combined…

Monika Davison

Expertise: SLE - English; Kagan (Level 2) Experience: Monika is an experienced Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 English teacher and leader with a vast experience of coaching and mentoring throughout the school. Her areas of expertise are…

Julie Palmer

Expertise: SLE - Literacy Experience: Julie is an experienced cross phase teacher who has a wide experience of teaching at both secondary and primary level.   Having made a significant impact on many areas of the…

Carrie Boyes

Expertise: SLE - Physical Education; Kagan (Level 2) Experience: Carrie is an innovative Physical Education teacher with a vast array of experience in KS3, 4, and 5. This experience has allowed Carrie to offer coaching and mentoring throughout the…

Julie Wickenden

Expertise: SLE - Inclusion and narrowing gaps in attainment Experience: Julie Wickenden is an experienced senior leader and has gained a wealth of experience and expertise in narrowing gaps in attainment during that time.  Julie is committed to ensuring that all…

Richard Mabbott

Expertise: SLE Music; Lead Practitioner - Teaching and Learning Experience: As lead practitioner for teaching and learning at Hessle High School and Sixth Form College and a music specialist Richard is responsible for teaching of Music from 11-19 and has…

Tom Sergeant

Expertise: SLE Pupil Achievement (ICT & Computing) Experience: Tom is an experienced, outstanding Subject Leader for ICT and Computing across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College. With a focus on…

Sarah Young

Expertise: Leadership Development; Teaching and Learning; Self Evaluation; Student Support Experience: Executive headteacher Sarah is  the Executive Headteacher of The Hessle Federation – a cross phase organisation, 3 – 19, between Penshurst Primary School and Hessle High School and Sixth Form College. Following a…

Elizabeth Russell

Expertise: SLE Maths Experience: 30+ years Liz is an experienced teacher with over 30 years’ experience. In 2002, she became an AST with primary maths transition as her focus and Liz has lead training across the…

John Loftus

Expertise: SLE Maths and Curriculum Experience: As Director of Mathematics and Assistant Headteacher, John is an outstanding teacher and leader. John has a relentless focus on high quality teaching and learning and aims to develop problem…

Jennifer Jewitt

Expertise: SLE School Business Management and Finance Experience: Jennifer is the Director of Finance and in her role drives forward Academy Trust financial standards and increases the financial knowledge and capability of leadership staff. Jennifer has a track…

Claire Willson

Expertise: SLE Assessment (Data and Tracking specialism) Experience: Claire works as Data Manager at South Hunsley and has wide experience in the field of data management both in educational settings (universities and schools) as well as at local…

Alison Fletcher

Expertise: SLE Curriculum (Science specialism) Experience: Alison is Director of Science and is a dedicated and enthusiastic leader who strives to inspire others in the school community to achieve their best, through positive relationships, commitment to…

Jill Maund

Expertise: SLE Assessment (Monitoring and Evaluation specialism) Experience: Jill leads the Design and Technology Department and is a School Improvement Leader. In her school improvement role, she draws on areas of strength in her own teaching and leadership…

Angela Harrison

Expertise: SLE English Experience: Angela is an experienced Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 English teacher and has a wide experience of coaching and mentoring throughout the school. Angela also passionately believes that the…

Mitch Trainor

Expertise: SLE Maths (Red Kite accredited) Experience: Mitch is an Assistant Headteacher and Maths specialist with a record of outstanding teaching and results. She is currently responsible for pastoral support and student well-being. Mitch has developed and…

Lucy Hudson

Expertise: SLE Teaching and Learning (Red Kite accredited) Experience: Recently appointed Head of Hunsley Primary, to lead the development of Hunsley Trust's first free school, Lucy was previously Assistant Headteacher at South Hunsley with responsibility for Teaching and Learning…

Jean Pickerill

Expertise: LLE and Headteacher, The Snaith School Experience:

Janet Huscroft

Expertise: LLE and Headteacher, Hook CofE Primary School Experience: 20 Years Headteacher of Hook CE Primary School in the East Riding of Yorkshire for twenty years. The school is recognised nationally as an outstanding and innovative. Famous for its unique curriculum…
Janet Huscroft

Dave McCready

Expertise: LLE and Headteacher, Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College Experience: Dave is an experienced school leader. As headteacher he has successfully led improvement in schools which have been very different in terms of both context and profile. He was designated…

Chris Abbott

Expertise: NLE and Executive Principal, Hunsley Trust Experience: A highly experienced and very successful school leader - one of the first headteachers to be designated National Leader of Education (NLE) of a National Support School (NSS). Chris sits…

School to School Support

A number of the Wolds Teaching School Alliance schools have their own track record of providing high quality support to other schools and school leaders.

Chris Abbott, Executive Principal at South Hunsley, was successfully appointed as a National Leader in Education (NLE) in 2009 with the school operating as a National Support School (NSS), acknowledging Chris’ outstanding leadership and the work of key staff within the school. We have proven experience of bringing schools out of Special Measures, recognising that every school is individual and will have individual needs. Having worked closely with the NCTL and Department for Education to provide programmes of support and training to schools across a number of local authorities and regions. We also know that there are lots of reasons why a school can be placed in Special Measures and it will have both areas for improvement and areas of good practice.

The wealth of knowledge and expertise recognised amongst South Hunsley’s partners echoes the teaching school’s own experience of school-to-school support. Local Leaders of Education accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership, Janet Huscroft (Headteacher at Hook Primary), Dave McCready (Headteacher at Wolfreton) and Jean Pickerill (Headteacher at The Snaith School) have each been commissioned in recent years to support school leaders to raise standards in their own institutions, and across the Alliance we have an enviable portfolio of teaching and educational experts we can call upon to help undertake improvements, including our Specialist Leaders of Education (see Our Experts) and the links we have forged with our fellow TSAs and their leaders across the local region.

If you would like to find out more about the role of SLEs and how SLEs are designated, commissioned and deployed please click here.

School to School Support

Across the Alliance we have an enviable portfolio of teaching and educational experts we can call upon to help undertake improvements

Research and Development

Wolds TSA schools understand the value of Joint Practice Development. South Hunsley staff have engaged in professional learning communities for a number of years.

CPD and Leadership

We are passionate about professional development and its role in raising standards. Whether you are interested in developing your skills in a teaching, leadership and management or non-teaching role, we can help you find the most appropriate programme.

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