Steve Campbell NLE – PLSCITT Accounting Officer

As a teacher and leader I have devoted my entire career to working in East Lancashire. During this time I have been fortunate to work in some great schools and also in some more challenging circumstances, all of which have helped my outlook on leadership and how to do the right things.  As Accounting Officer for PLSCITT my role is ensuring that we provide the best teacher training programmes possible so that East Lancashire schools have the best teachers and that our children have the best outcomes possible.

 I was headteacher at The Hollins, the Lead School for PLSCITT from 2011 until 2022 and am now the CEO for the LET Education Trust. During this time I have led the school through two Ofsted inspections maintaining ‘Good’ in all areas.  We have also become a National Teaching School and National Support School and I have led the creation of the East Lancashire Teaching School Alliance (ELTSA).

In my role as an NLE I always hope to assist in creating long-term improvement and a better education for pupils in the schools I support and this experience is used to challenge PLSCITT to continually improve.

As Chief Executive Officer of The LET Education Trust I lead a newly-formed, cross-phase MAT working to improve outcomes and aspirations in East Lancashire and beyond.  Developing talented teachers is key to improving outcomes for our young people.

Paul Trickett – Link Trustee

I have worked in Education sector for almost 45 years. During this time, I progressed from PE/Science teacher to Head of Science and Senior Teacher in Kent. I was promoted to Deputy Headteacher in a large secondary school in Lancashire in 1993 and progressed to Headteacher until my retirement in 2018.

During my time in Lancashire I was seconded twice to help schools in difficult circumstances, firstly whilst a Deputy Head giving extra capacity in the absence of the Headteacher, and secondly whilst Headteacher replacing a departing Headteacher and overseeing the school and it’s move out of an Ofsted category.

Since retirement I have, at the request of the local authority, supported two secondary schools in need of Leadership development, the second in a part time capacity for over two and a half years.

My passion for working with children and families has never wavered and remains as strong today. I relish the opportunity of continuing this passion and working within the LET Education Trust as the Link Trustee for PLSCITT to improve the outcomes and opportunities for all children in Lancashire.

 Louise Stubbs FCCT- PLSCITT Executive Lead

I am and Assistant Head Teacher at The Hollins and am very proud to be the Executive Lead for Pennine Lancashire SCITT.  I have been teaching for nearly 20 years and as a Head of Department I was  a subject mentor for Edge Hill for many years assisting with their recruitment of trainees and being part of the interview process.  As an Assistant Headteacher I have been  a professional mentor working with MMU, PLSCITT and other School Direct providers before establishing the East Lancashire School Direct programme.

I am a Founding Fellow for the Chartered College of Teaching and was a mentor on their C-Teach mentor pilot.  the Hollins is a NQT Appropriate Body and one of the best parts of my job is continuing to see our trainees as they complete their NQT induction year and progress in their teaching careers. I am a Specialist Leader of Education and in this capacity have supported schools across our region and have recenlty been designated as an Evidence Lead in Education for Manchester Research School, a role that I am really enjoying and am working with schools to become more evidence informed and ensure that research underpins practice.

We are proud to the lead school for  PLSCITT because we share the vision, ethos and moral purpose.  PLSCITT is training fantastic teachers in East Lancashire by East Lancashire teachers to ensure the best practitioners for our schools in the area.

James Findlay-Pidcock – Director of Primary & SEND (ELIP School Direct)

I am an Assistant Headteacher at Tor View School, an Outstanding Special School in Rossendale. I am fortunate enough to have a range of teaching experiences within both Mainstream and Special Schools across the age range.

I am a driven and committed leader and I work hard to ensure the high quality of initial teacher education which we have built our reputation on year-on-year. I am highly committed to providing a world class teacher training offer founded upon research and practice which improves pupil outcomes.

I am a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) which involves me supporting system leadership locally, regionally and nationally. I have been incredibly fortunate to have been involved in national projects such as the Oak National Academy as the national subject lead for SEND Numeracy. I am a qualified Primary Maths Specialist Teacher (MaST) and have recently begun working with the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) to develop national training on the implementation of the Mastery model for SEND learners. I am also a Pupil Premium and SEND reviewer.

I enjoy all aspects of my varied role, but particularly supporting teachers at all levels to improve their skills in utilising research informed practice to improve pupil outcomes.

East Lancashire Inclusion Partnership (ELIP), Tor View School’s Teaching School, delivers School Direct PGCE’s for Primary and Primary with SEND.

Lianne Belshaw – School Lead, Marsden Heights

” I am the School Lead at Marsden Heights in Nelson. I have been teaching PE for over 20 years and been fortunate to have experience in many roles, including Head of PE, but coaching and mentoring have always been my passion. I am a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher and currently a Leading Practitioner in the PE department at Marsden and these roles have enabled me to coach and improve Teaching and Learning across numerous school settings. I thrive on supporting, inspiring others, and seeing teachers develop into confident practitioners, and feel this is my main strength. I have been working with Early Career teachers for the last 8 years at Marsden Heights and mentored at a variety of levels, ranging from ITT to RQTs. I am excited to be part of the PL SCITT to help shape the future generation within the profession.” 

Chris Watson, School Lead, The Hollins

“Having been a teacher for almost 20 years, I first joined The Hollins in 2003 later becoming curriculum leader for two subject areas in school. During this time I have developed a passionate interest in ITT and was one of the original founding members of the PLSCITT: first as a mentor then as a lead subject coach and now in my present position as school lead & strategic board member. As a result I have played a key role in developing many facets of the PLSCITT training programme and pride myself on being part of a team that has successfully introduced over 50 ITT trainees into the secondary sector. To this end I have had extensive experience of delivering high quality CPD across our partnership schools and I am well versed in using the latest educational software such as iRIS, schoolsynergy and SISRA analytics.  I have also worked closely with other ITT providers such as the East Lancashire Teaching Schools Alliance and North West SCITT Consortium and contributed extensively to their SKE programmes.”