ALPSIT School Improvement Partners

Tina Cleugh

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: One year

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: Previous Catholic Headteacher of 3 schools in Shrewsbury and Westminster Diocese Currently as an Ofsted Team Inspector Previously as an Assessor for Basic Skills Quality Mark Previously as a Lead Inspector for Diocese of Westminster for S48, also training Associates and new Leads over many years, (up to March 2019 due to re-location to Wirral on retirement Currently a serving Governor in a Catholic Primary School Consultant to some Catholic schools Chairperson of our local Catholic Network Group in West London Deanery of Westminster Diocese Specific skills or areas of expertise: All aspects of Catholic Primary School education, monitoring and evaluating practice, to identify key aspects of continued school improvement All aspects of Section 48 Diocesan inspection processes Up to date knowledge and understanding of Ofsted, its framework and inspection process Previously as a SEND Co-ordinator

Annmarie Dimeck

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP Ann Marie has considerable leadership experience in several schools, and many years as headteacher of a large primary school. Under her leadership the school was judged outstanding on three consecutive occasions and as a result was designated a national support school and teaching school. She has been a national leader of education. As a result, she has experience of system leadership, school improvement and supporting schools causing concern. She has been a coach on leadership development programmes and carried out reviews of how effectively schools use their pupil premium funding. Specific skills or areas of expertise. Ofsted inspections Leadership and management

Bernard Dorgan

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP Twenty five years of senior leadership in three primary schools as deputy headteacher and headteacher. Twenty years in Catholic headship. Senior roles in both Catholic and Church of England and also community primary schools. Conducting Section 5 and Section 8 inspections on behalf of Ofsted as both team and lead inspector. Ofsted training for enhanced SEND and safeguarding. Working extensively with senior leaders, including governors. Performance Management of headteachers. External assessor - ITT. Specific skills or areas of expertise. Primary Strategy Consultant Leader with LA; providing support and challenge for English and mathematics in underperforming schools. Working with schools from across a Local Authority developing Economic Awareness. Mentoring and coaching aspiring and newly appointed headteachers. Providing support for ITT students from north-west providers. Leading/undertaking independent, (peer to peer) reviews of school performance. LA monitoring officer for schools deemed vulnerable and Evaluation Officer for vulnerable/inadequate schools. Support and challenge for middle leaders.

Kathy Hall

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP Kathy is a qualified teacher with 10 years experience as a headteacher in 2 schools. She has previously worked as a Local Authority School Improvement Consultant and is a facilitator for NPQH and Senior/Middle Leadership Programmes. Kathy Hall is currently a serving Ofsted Inspector. Specific skills or areas of expertise. Her particular areas of expertise are English, Leadership and Management and Teaching and Learning.

Mike Hewlett

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP Mike has extensive leadership experience in several schools and was headteacher of two. His most recent headship was of a large primary school. It was judged as outstanding by Ofsted and was designated by the DfE as an early excellence centre. In his role of both a serving headteacher and an independent consultant, Mike has led Ofsted inspections for many years. He currently leads inspections of maintained and independent schools, both in the UK and overseas, as well as providing advice and support as a SIP to schools in the Archdiocese and nearby local authorities. In addition, Mike undertakes commissioned school reviews and provides training for numerous groups including school staff, governors and local authority officers. Specific skills or areas of expertise. Ofsted inspections – Lead inspector with additional SEND specialism Leadership and management

Kathy Monaghan

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St. Jerome’s Catholic Primary School
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: One year

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP Serving HT for 10 years (St. Jerome’s) Two years as Early Years Advisor (Sefton) Foundation Stage Profile Moderator Specific skills or areas of expertise. Foundation Stage Developing outdoor curriculum and learning outside the classroom Developing a Professional Learning Community Supporting middle leaders to senior positions (Talent Spotting)

Charlie Newstead

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Huyton
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: Appointed June 2019

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Huyton Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: One Year Having worked as a teacher for 32 years in several primary schools, serving a variety of catchment areas in Sefton, Warrington and Knowsley, my experiences have shaped my ability to support others. I have been a head teacher for 16 years, during which time I have developed knowledge, skills and understanding of all aspects of primary education and leadership. They have assisted me in leading my own team to move our school from good to outstanding during Ofsted and Archdiocese inspections. I also have experience of supporting schools in challenging circumstances, following a request from the LA and archdiocese to do so. Currently, I am the primary school representative on Knowsley’s Facilities Management Board: supporting schools with issues related to school meals, grounds development, health and safety, cleaning, pest control and waste removal. Not glamorous, but necessary! As a Forest School Level 3 Practitioner and Designated Senior Leader for Mental Health, I have developed effective strategies for improving staff and pupil mental health and well-being. This has also been a feature of my performance management with other head teachers. As chair of a network of 21 primary schools, one special primary, one secondary and one special secondary school, I have been privileged to support the induction of new head teachers; organise CPD for leaders and governors; ensure that colleague head teachers were kept informed of key developments; put forward the views of school leaders; and hold the LA to account.

Elizabeth Somers

SIP Type: Consultant.
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 1 year

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: 17 years as the Headteacher of a very successful Catholic primary school Lead Headteacher within the Wigan School Improvement Model requiring experience of working with schools in different circumstances including those judged RI by Ofsted. Lead Headteacher in a successful Learning Network driving collaborative work on a variety of school improvement projects e.g. moderation, maths, reading and art and history . Key Stage 1 moderator for the Local Authority A governor at a local High School and Chair of Governors at a Primary school. Establishing a successful Pre school and after school club Working with a Voluntary Management Committee Specific skills or areas of expertise include: Analysing data, Determining school improvement priorities, Knowledge of assessment in EYFs and KS1 Developing action plans Supporting senior appointments Mentoring newly appointed Headteachers Governance

Mairead Dowell

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary School
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 1 year

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP. I am a serving Headteacher who has been in post at St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Primary for 13 years. I was fortunate to lead the school from Good to Outstanding back in 2012. I am also an NLE and have worked with a number of schools, mainly in Sefton, on school improvement areas. In addition to the NLE role I have supported many other local schools with a wide range of issues including; assessment, curriculum, Early Years, learning environment and staff development. Specific skills or areas of expertise. School Improvement Planning, Staff development, Curriculum and Headteacher mentor

Terry Naylor

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 2 year

Terry Naylor has been Headteacher at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Skelmersdale for the past eight years and has worked in primary education for over twenty-eight years. Under his leadership at St Francis, the school has progressed from Requires Improvement to Good. Prior to this, he was Deputy Headteacher at S Julie’s Catholic Primary School in St Helens, over a period of time during which the school improved from Good to Outstanding. He started his teaching career and became a senior leader at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, in St Helens, playing a role in its movement from Serious Weaknesses to Good. Prior to becoming a teacher, he worked as a Lecturer, a Residential Social Worker in a children’s home and a musician. During his eight years as a Headteacher at St Francis, he has been seconded to another school facing challenging circumstances and worked as a School Improvement Partner for ALPSIT over the past two years.

Catherine Morris

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 2 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: I am currently entering my 30th year of teaching, the last ten as Headteacher. I am Headteacher of Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School in Aintree; this is a two form entry school, with nursery, currently judged to be outstanding by Ofsted. For the last six years Holy Rosary has also been a designated Teaching School. This is my second headship, the first being at St Julie Catholic Primary School in Eccleston St Helens, a school which is also judged outstanding. As Headteacher of a teaching school, and a National Leader of Education, I am in a privileged position in supporting school improvement. I am able to provide bespoke training where it is required and also to evaluate our CPD offer to ensure it is catering for the current educational agenda. I have developed a programme of training from ITT through NQT to senior leadership and all stages in between. This ensures that excellent support is available to raise standards in schools where it is required I carry out Pupil Premium reviews, and work for the teaching school in a SIP role for schools that are not within the Archdiocese. Recently I have worked in a number of Sefton schools, carrying out data reviews. The schools that I worked with were in different contexts and facing a range of differing issues. I was able to provide an objective review of each school’s performance data by considering its most recent national test results, trends over time and data on other pupils’ achievement and well-being. I analysed the evidence for the school’s improvement and discussed the school’s targets and priorities for the coming year. I provided each school with a comprehensive report. Feedback from these sessions was positive and rigorous quality assurance ensured the standard of my work was excellent. Specific skills or areas of expertise: I feel that I can offer strategic overviews to a school situation which can then move into operational decisions which can improve outcomes for all in their community, particularly the children. I pride myself in being a good listener, who is non- judgmental. I am straightforward and honest, with an ability to get to the root of a problem and find a solution with a minimum of fuss!

Barbara Yates

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: Appointed June 2019

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: I have been a local authority School Standards and Effectiveness Adviser for the last fifteen years. I have worked across a range of school settings from Nursery to Primary and Special School in Ofsted categories ranging from outstanding to inadequate, including schools causing concern. I am also the LA named person for NQTs. Prior to my post as an adviser, my roles included head teacher of a school in an area of significant deprivation which under my leadership was recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country, and acting headteacher of a small rural primary school. I am fully committed to improving the quality of learning for young people and I believe my wide range of experience enables me to bring empathy as well as expertise to the role of SIP. Specific skills or areas of expertise: My current role has required me to demonstrate a range of skills such as analytical skills, communication skills, organisational skills, the ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines, diplomacy, ability to be firm, ability to learn and develop. I have a proven track record of school improvement which has been confirmed through Ofsted inspection outcomes. My expertise covers all aspects of school improvement and school leadership and management. I have many years of experience in all aspects of monitoring and evaluation such as school improvement planning, data analysis, lesson observations, work scrutiny, assessment, curriculum development. I am also experienced at working with governing bodies to support them to carry out headteacher performance management and to make senior appointments.

Steve Helm

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: Steve has had considerable management and leadership experience across the education sector working both in Primary and Special Schools (KS1-4), one having Beacon Status. He also has experience in delivering training to undergraduate students. He has worked as a Behaviour Consultant for the DfES supporting local authority strategic development. He regularly provides support to LA’s and Independent Schools in a consultancy capacity. Steve is a Senior Advanced Instructor in the use of physical restraint to support pupils in crisis. He worked as an Inspector for OFSTED for 12 years inspecting both mainstream and special schools along with alternative education settings. Specific skills or areas of expertise: - Supporting schools to reach and maintain Outstanding Status (OfSTED). - Strategic development of the broader curriculum and alternative enhanced curriculums. -Mentoring of HT’s and Education Leaders at all levels within school. - Implementing effective school self-evaluation. -Development of restrictive physical intervention policy, practice and legal status. -Development of effective SEND support. -Data analysis and development planning.

Anne Bleasdale

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as an ALPSIT SIP: 1 year

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: Worked as a headteacher for 14 years in three schools in differing settings from areas of great deprivation to leafy suburbs, all of which had varying strengths and challenges. I began my substantive headship in a small primary school and went on to finish my career in a larger than average sized primary school. As part of the Lancashire Mentoring Programme I supported new headteachers through their first year of headship. I was a key member of a consortium of schools working on key improvement projects e.g. moderation of all elements of the core subjects and the review of the curriculum in general. In my other capacity as a Governing Body Advisor I have worked with headteachers to help support them through the governor/headteacher/ school relationship roles so as to ensure effective governance. Having undertaken associate headship work in a school in difficulty I have been instrumental in driving school improvement through support and challenge. Specific skills or areas of expertise: Headteacher Leadership Development. Headteacher performance management. Development of the school specific curriculum. Effective governance and the development of the governing body. Primary Performance data (Attainment and progress) including scrutinising /identifying pupil attainment and progress gaps to ensure better combined scores by the end of KS2.

Simon Lawman

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withnell
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 2 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: I have served as a Head teacher at St Joseph’s for the last 6 years. Before this I was the Deputy Head Teacher in 2 contrasting schools in Bolton and Wigan. Prior to my roles in Senior Leadership I worked a as a Lead teacher in Bolton and Lancashire, supporting schools in English and Maths, specialising in Key Stage 2. My current school is a small primary school on the outskirts of Chorley. 6 years ago the school was graded as SATIFACTORY and was receiving a substantial amount of support from the LA. The school is now oversubscribed with attainment and progress amongst the highest in the Authority. Specific skills or areas of expertise: School data analysis – looking and trends in data and working out what actually needs to be done with the children in school Leading teaching and learning - in particular in KS2 Developing Reading across school – whole school Improving attainment and progress in maths – I am currently responsible for teaching maths in Y6 at my current school

Wendy Hughes

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at All Saints Catholic Primary School Golborne
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: Appointed June 2019

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP : Headteacher for seven years of our one form entry Catholic School, with a maintained nursery and before/after school club which comes under the governance of the school. Recent Ofsted Inspection in January 2019 - outstanding. Section 48 Inspection 2015 – outstanding. Chair of the LLG Consortia for three years from Sept 2015 – Sept 2018 and currently a ‘lead head’ within the consortia. This role includes: supporting designated schools and conducting reviews in the school with our LLG Director or advisors. Specific skills or areas of expertise: Data analysis; identifying areas for school improvement; building an effective team with distributive leadership and excellent working relationships; developing staff as leaders; PE specialist/netball coach. Majority of teaching career spent in UKS2.

Cathy Parkinson

SIP Type: Consultant
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: Appointed June 2019

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: Cathy has worked as a teacher for thirty five years across several different authorities. She has experience of teaching pupils aged 3-13 years with diverse needs and from a variety of cultural backgrounds. She has extensive experience of leadership and management as a Head teacher for over 20 years of three very different primary schools including one with an outstanding Specialist Resource Base for children with ASD. Cathy has a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management and has supported colleagues as a School Improvement Partner for several years. Cathy left headship in 2015 to focus on school improvement and inspection work. She is contracted to work with Ofsted as an Ofsted Team and Lead Inspector. Cathy has been subject to enhanced DBS disclosure. Specific skills or areas of expertise. • Developing leadership and management at all levels – governors, senior and middle leaders, leadership skills. • Coaching and mentoring to improve teaching and learning • Developing the curriculum • Subject specific –, English, history, PE, • Supporting the delivery of support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. • Developing a growth mindset in schools • Improving behaviour and attitudes to learning in schools • Developing an inclusive culture • Understanding school inspection • Improving staff well being and reducing workload

Sheenagh Newton

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at XII Apostles Catholic Primary School - Wigan
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: Appointed June 2019

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: Headteacher of XII Apostles Catholic Primary School for 10 years. The school was judged as outstanding in its last inspection and was more recently judged outstanding in section 48 RE inspection. XII Apostles is a one form entry primary school in an area of high social deprivation in which we have overcome a number of challenges including higher than average number of pupils with SEND and EHCPs and pupils eligible for pupil premium. Lead head for the Wigan LLG (Leigh, Lowton and Golborne ) consortia for 5 years, working with schools to support school improvement. LA representative on the panel for Headteacher interviews and mentor for newly appointed Headteachers. Carried out joint teaching and learning reviews with an external professionals for schools in the LLG. Specific skills or areas of expertise: Team work and collaborative working. Particular passion for EYFS and English, having been an English subject leader for a number of years. All aspects of monitoring and evaluation. Creating stimulating and engaging learning environments. Developing leadership at all levels particularly supporting subject leaders. Providing effective provision for children with SEND including the establishment of a nurture setting.

Barbara Coulton

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St JCatherine's Primary School
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

Relevant current/previous experience relevant to the role of SIP: I have been a serving headteacher for 21 years, latterly in an outstanding school. During that time I have worked as a seconded Associate headteacher in 6 schools in Lancashire which were in difficulty. The last secondment was to my current school when it was placed in Special Measures in October 2012. The school merged from the category as ‘good’ in February 2014, and that is now my substantive role. Whilst in headship I have also worked as an Associate Adviser for Lancashire LA over the course of 6 years, working with headteachers and senior leaders on school improvement priorities. I am interested in all aspects of school improvement, particularly school leadership and management. Currently I have a specific interest in teaching and learning in the early years, and the effective transition to Y1. I have a Masters degree in English Language studies: the development of children’s writing skills is a particular interest, and I am a trained moderator for KS2 writing through the LA. In the wider curriculum my specialism is music: I play piano, and love the joy that experiencing music brings to children

Paul Kinsella

SIP Type: Serving Headteacher at St Monica's Catholic Primary School
Length of time as a SIP for ALPSIT: 3 years

I have been a Head teacher for 24 years in Sefton and have been Head teacher at St Monica’s Catholic Primary School in Bootle for the past 15 years judged outstanding in all areas. As a result, I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from outstanding practitioners and I hope that as an Archdiocesan School Improvement Partner I can offer support and guidance to colleagues at whatever level is needed. Our school was invited to become a National Support School and as such, I am a National Leader in Education (NLE). We have supported schools in other LA’s and the Archdiocese and have a 100% record to date of helping them move from an OFSTED category to a good grade at their re-inspection. We have welcomed over 60 schools to visit us and see our practice in the past 9 years and we hope they have benefitted from seeing first-hand how we work, and we have certainly benefited and learnt from other schools through this process. As the branch secretary for Sefton NAHT, for the past 7 years, I have had the additional experience of supporting colleagues when a school is facing a particularly difficult issue. This may be one linked to a range of situations such as a parental problem, to an HR issue, to a budgetary concern, or to other outside factors. Through my NAHT work, I have learnt to support and represent Head teachers in some very sensitive situations, both personally and professionally. I would use my experience in this field as a SIP to help colleagues, governors or any school partners if they were seeking support or advice. I hope that I can offer three levels of support in my role as an Archdiocesan SIP. I feel I can offer empathy, as I am a practising Head teacher, who will often be sharing the same concerns as colleagues. I feel that I can offer experience, gained through 24 years of Headship and, learnt from both successes and failings which have occurred in my time in the role. Finally I feel I can offer a degree of expertise, as a result of working with so many schools and agencies over the years, and thankfully, with very positive outcomes at all times. I can also advise new Head teachers about approaches at many levels, from staffing, to preparing for inspection, to the myriad of other issues which Head teachers find at their door regularly.