Vicky Irving, Executive Lead
“Having first joined Alder Grange Community & Technology School in 2001 as a Design and Technology Teacher, I took on the role as School Co-ordinator for AfL in 2009. Since then, I have worked with LEA National Strategy Consultants for AfL to develop a coaching programme through paired lesson observations to embed and enhance AfL throughout school. I have developed and delivered staff inset on AfL and other aspects of teaching and learning at both curriculum leaders and whole staff meeting forums on a routine basis. From the work initiated by these insets and training given to the ITTs in school, I have worked with Edge Hill University in the delivery of presentations to all PGCE trainees.
As Executive lead I am responsible for ensuring the QA of our curriculum, I continuously develop our professional programme in line with developments in the profession and ensure the consistency of assessment judgements across the partnership and for intervention work with trainees as and when needed.”
Sara Pinder, School Lead, Marsden Heights
“I joined the Senior Leadership Team at Marsden Heights Community College in 2015, having been a Head of Faculty for 8 years and Professional Mentor/ITT school lead for 6 years. I have been the School Lead and member of the strategic Board for the Pennine Lancashire SCITT since its inception in 2011-12. I have held the same role in the Pennine Lancashire School Direct partnership over the same period and have now assumed the Executive Lead role for the partnership. As part of this role, I have collaborated with 3 other schools to design and implement a SCITT training programme and a School Direct programme with 6 other schools and a Higher Education Institution. I am able to support Schools who are thinking of becoming involved in the School Led ITT training routes and also those who may be already involved. I have been teaching in the Secondary phase for over 20 years and have previously held pastoral leadership roles as well as leading academic teams and ITT.”