Claire Porter
Director, Wessex Schools Training Partnership

I am a science teacher with 15 years of experience and have worked in a number of schools across Hampshire, London and Dorset. I have held a number of roles such as Head of Science and Teaching & Learning Assistant Headteacher. My most recent role is as SCITT Director for WSTP alongside Assistant Headteacher at Poole High School. I have a passion for learning and am currently studying for my EdD part-time with an interest in self-regulation and self-efficacy of students post covid. As a new Director I wanted to readdress the trainee's curriculum, embedding Rosenshine and MELC but with a clear emphasis on mental-health awareness and support throughout. We partnership with Dorset MIND charity to implement a structured curriculum of support for mental health including a wellness action plan and training sessions provided.