Executive Director

Emma Hollis

BSc (Hons) Psychology, QTS

Emma’s absolute passion is teacher education and, after gaining a degree in Psychology and training as a primary teacher, she quite quickly traded her class of Year 6 children for cohorts of adult learners when she became Head of ITT for a SCITT provider in Milton Keynes. She sees teacher education as a continuum and, whilst her heart will always be very close to the initial stages of a teacher’s career, she is also dedicated to ensuring teachers are given access to high quality professional development throughout their careers.  Whilst maintaining her connections with the SCITT, Emma also became Head of Teaching School and subsequently, Head of Education Strategy for a newly formed MAT.  She has worked closely with NASBTT since January 2016, when she joined their Management Team.  She took up the role of Executive Director Designate in April 2017, under Martin’s tutelage, and has been in the post of Executive Director since September 2017.

When she is not immersed in all things education, she is a voracious reader and loves the theatre (especially contemporary ballet and musical theatre).  When she grows up, she would like to write a novel and travel the world in a luxurious style!

Executive Officer

Alison Hobson

BA (Hons) English, MA

Alison is the Executive Officer for NASBTT.  Following an undergraduate degree in English at The University of Wales Aberystwyth, Alison has been working in education for 15 years as a Learning Resource Centre Manager and ITT College Administrator.  Whilst working full time, Alison completed a Masters degree in Victorian Studies at The University of Leicester and an NVQ Level 3 in Information and Library Services.  Alison has been working with NASBTT since September 2013, firstly as the administrator and then as the Executive Officer from September 2016.

Away from work, Alison volunteers on a narrow gauge railway in North Wales, and enjoys walking, nature, arts and crafts, reading and going to the theatre.


Communications Manager

Jayne Hoskins

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