Our Trustees

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Derek

BOYLE

Teacher Training Co-ordinator
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate
Over the last 3 years I have been running an Outstanding Primary and Secondary provider and as part of our diversification of course business, I have established an NQT Appropriate Body with local Teaching Schools, a broad base of CPD courses and an Assessment Only route to meet the needs of local schools.  As well as my work with NASBTT, I sit on the Pan-London ITT strategy board and the ITTAG group for London and the South East, helping and supporting a range of different providers in securing sustainable programme numbers through providing advice on Marketing, Recruitment and Quality Assurance.

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Neil

BRADING

Director
Outset Teacher Education
I have extensive experience in Initial Teacher Education; between 2004 and 2015 I was the manager of the Oxon-Bucks Partnership which ran the GTP and later SCITT and School Direct programmes.  During this time, I completed a Masters in Education Degree (2009).  Prior to this, between 1989 and 2003 I was a history teacher, mentor and Professional Tutor.  I am currently a Director of Outset Teacher Education which provides an online portfolio and educational services to support Initial Teacher Education.

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Alys

FINCH

Executive Lead
The Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance SCITT
I have worked in ITT since 2010.  As a Senior Lecturer (Teach First) for Canterbury Christ Church University my leadership roles included: Teach First London Programme Lead (Primary and Secondary); Teach First National Curriculum and Assessment Lead – English.  Since January 2016, I have been Executive Lead of the Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance SCITT.  Prior to this, I held middle and senior leadership roles in schools, including responsibility for teaching and learning, ITT and CPD/Appraisal.  I  bring this breadth and depth of experience to the Trustees and am proud to be part of NASBTT’s role in developing ITT.

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Elizabeth

FORD

Director
Ninestiles ITT Consortium & Birmingham Primary Training Partnership
Ninestiles ITT Consortium & BPTP is part of Ninestiles Academy Trust.   Our mission is to be excellent in everything we do, to improve on previous best and to provide outstanding learning experiences and outcomes for pupils and students.  The Ninestiles Teaching School Alliance (NTSA) is built on Ninestiles Schools long and proud history of school-to-school support and ITT.

I have worked in three different schools, across three different local authorities, gaining over 10 years of experience in whole school leadership; focusing upon school-led teacher training, coaching and mentoring whilst leading on programmes to structure succession planning through a school led improvement system.


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Kim

FRANCIS

ITT Consultant
I led a successful GTP and SCITT partnership for 11 years; chaired the Yorks and Humber (North 2) Provider network and member of Teacher Training Advisory Group (ITTAG) for 8 years; taught secondary English for a period of 28 years.

Since August 2014 I have served as a co-opted member of the NASBTT Management Team and co-ordinated a number of projects including the Training and Assessment Toolkit, Managenent Support Partner programme, Mid-Ofsted Workshops, ITT Self-Evaluation and compiled the ITE Inspection Outcomes overview documents (2014 and 2015).  In addition I am an experienced ITT external assessor.

Needless to say I am passionate about all things ITE. 


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Patrick

GARTON

Director
The Cherwell Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance SCITT
I have been actively engaged in ITT throughout my 20 years in state education in this country.  My subject background as a class teacher is religious studies and philosophy and I have undertaken a range of middle and senior leadership roles in primary and secondary schools.  In my current role I work with a diverse partnership of schools across Oxfordshire and thoroughly enjoy visiting and working with colleagues, trainees and students in those schools.  I am driven by the belief that every young person in this country deserves a fantastic education delivered by great teachers.

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Claire

HARNDEN

Director of ITT
Surrey South Farnham SCITT
I have 19 years of experience working in primary and secondary schools in Surrey, Essex and North London and roles have included Director of Specialist Status, Associate Consultant, National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) Lead Facilitator, Deputy Headteacher and Director of Teaching School.  My keen interest in research and development and initial teacher training has been developed through leadership of two school based teacher training providers and within National Support and Teaching Schools.  I currently lead Surrey South Farnham SCITT, Surrey’s largest school based primary provider.

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Ian

HOLLINGSWORTH

ITT Consultant
During a long career as a primary headteacher in Surrey I worked closely with a number of HEIs, including St Mary’s Twickenham, where I undertook an external tutoring role.  In 2011 I took up the role of Programme Manager of the newly formed Surrey Primary EBITT, which has grown into an outstanding SCITT training over 100 teachers annually.  For the last two years I have chaired the NASBTT Management Team and represented the organisation at many NCTL and DfE meetings.  Now retired from my SCITT role I have the time, prior experience and commitment to represent NASBTT effectively as a Trustee.

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Emma

HOLLIS

Head of Teaching School
Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership
I have been heading up the ITT department at Two Mile Ash since 2013 and took over as Head of the Teaching School in October 2015.  More recently, I have been appointed as Head of Educational Strategy for the Inspiring Futures through Learning MAT.  I was part of the working party which developed the Assessment Toolkit on NASBTT’s behalf and have been a member of their Management Board since 2015.  In my function as a board member, I have represented NASBTT at a consultation for teacher supply, am a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group and have spoken at a variety of national events.

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David

MAYNARD

Director
The Cambridge Partnership
I have been in education as a teacher and trainer for 45 years.  My experience is extensive from teaching in secondary schools to teacher training.

For the last 9 years I have been the Director of The Cambridge Partnership; a role I have undertaken with passion and dedication.

I am also the chair of the London SE5 network and a member of ITTAG.

My experience enables me to work with other providers as an external moderator or assessor.  I undertake work for other providers as an external tutor.

As part of the NASBTT Management Team I am the Treasurer.


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Lizana

OBERHOLZER

NASBTT Press Officer
I have been working in ITT since 2004 with the Oxon-Bucks Partnership (2004-2015) as Steer/Subgroup member, RLS Professional Tutor: ITT, Induction Tutor for NQTs/RQTs, MA tutor for Anglia Ruskin University’s MA, ICF Coach, Northampton University PGCE Management Group, Bedford University PQAD, University of Buckingham PGCE Tutor/Lecturer, Training School and School Direct Lead, SCITT Bid Developer, Online Learning Developer, SEND AT and former Director of the Buckingham Partnership SCITT and NASBTT Press Officer.   I am passionate about developing teachers for the future and supporting school-based teacher training initiatives.  With the experience outlined I hope that I shall be able to be a valued member of the NASBTT Management Team.

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Andy

OGDEN

Programme Manager
Devon Primary SCITT
Programme Manager for Devon Primary SCITT for the last 7 years

Chair of the SW2 ITT Provider Group

Member of the ITT Advisory Group

Prior to my current role I have been a Primary Headteacher, National Strategy Consultant for Nottinghamshire and on the Headteacher ITT Steering Group for Nottingham Trent University.  I am also a qualified solicitor.

I am passionate about children being placed back at the centre of our education system. I believe that training enthusiastic, creative and intuitive new teachers within schools will secure the long term future of our very special profession and the life chances of our children.


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Judi

OSBORNE

ITT Consultant
I was SCITT Director for the Dorset Teacher Training Partnership from 2000 to 2015, managing the provision on behalf of the Partnership stakeholders.  My role included contribution at local level, as chair of the Regional Network Group, and national level, as member of the NCTL ITT Advisory Group and the NASBTT Management Team.  Since 2015 I have maintained involvement in ITT through consultancy for a new School Direct course in Dorset, mentor training for the University of Exeter and tutoring of Teach First participants.  I believe my experience in ITT will continue to be of value to NASBTT.

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Helen

OSTELL

Programme Leader
North East Partnership SCITT
I have been Programme Leader for the North East Partnership SCITT since June 2012.  The NEP SCITT is a PE specific SCITT specialising in secondary and primary PE.  It has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last three inspections, identified as the best provider of postgraduate teacher training in the 2015 Good Teacher Training Guide.  Prior to working in ITT, I was a Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust, a Partnership Development Manager at Ashington High School Sports College and a Head of PE in 2 schools in Newcastle.

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David

PARKER

Assistant Headteacher and Director of ITT
West Essex School Direct Partnership
I have been on the Management Team of NASBTT for the past two years and have been working on ITT at my current school for the past 4 years growing the number of secondary trainees from 12 initially to 40 this year.  Prior to this at my previous school I was responsible for the training of PGCE, GTP and OTTs.  We are a growing partnership now numbering 13 schools, mostly based around Epping Forest and Harlow, with new members in Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Hertfordshire and Chelmsford.

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Stuart

RUSSELL

Course Director
Kent and Medway Training
Over the past 12 years, I have been involved in Initial Teacher Training in a range of capacities: Subject Mentor, Professional Tutor, Employment Based Trainer, NQT Induction Tutor, Deputy Course Director at Kent and Medway Training (KMT) and, currently, as Course Director for School Direct and PGCE programmes, again at KMT.

ITT has undoubtedly become the absolute focus of my career development and I am passionate about supporting trainees in their quest to become outstanding teachers.  I am able to lead and manage a range of teacher training programmes within an extensive consortium of schools and I have consistently developed a range of strategies and approaches to help, guide and support those involved in ITT.


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Kay

TRUSCOTT-HOWELL

Executive Director
Billericay Educational Consortium
I have been actively involved in Initial Teacher Training for the past 16 years managing a school based provision offering primary and secondary PGCE places.  During this time I have had the pleasure of being chair of the Billericay Community Trust Board supporting our Teaching School in providing quality CPD to our teachers and involved in action research.   I am also Vice Chair of NASBTT supporting our member SCITTs in developing their courses and discussing policy with Government officials.  I also work as an associate for the National College of Teaching and Leadership supporting recently accredited SCITT providers.