Executive Director, NASBTT
Emma Hollis is Executive Director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT) which promotes high-quality schools-led programmes of training, education and professional development of teachers.
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.
Emma has worked closely with NASBTT since January 2016 when she joined the Management Team. She took up the role of Executive Director in April 2017.
When she is not immersed in all things education, Emma is a voracious reader and loves the theatre especially contemporary ballet and musical theatre. When she grows up, Emma would like to write a novel and travel the world in a luxurious style!