Role within the Training Consortium: Initial Teacher Training Lead
Sam is ITT coordinator for Woodrush TC; she oversees all primary and secondary School Direct places across the alliance, ensuring that student teachers are well-placed throughout their training year. Sam designs and delivers school based training for our School Direct trainees and visits them on placement to observe and give feedback. Sam is also the senior mentor for all PGCE students on university led routes and organises and delivers their whole school issues training. She has built strong relationships with 3 local universities; Birmingham, Warwick and Worcester to ensure we cover a wide geography.
Role within the Training Consortium: ITT Professional Mentor
Kerry is the ITT Professional Mentor who looks after all trainees and mentors based at Woodrush High school; organising weekly training, completing observations, quality assuring and providing support for everyone involved.
Kerry has been a subject mentor for many years across all 3 universities, Birmingham, Worcester and Warwick and has vast amounts of experience as a coach and mentor. She is extremely passionate about teacher training and ensuring the quality of mentoring provided is of the highest standard. She really enjoys seeing trainee teachers grow and develop into their role of confident and competent practioners.
Role within the Training Consortium : Senior ECT Mentor and Lead History Teacher
Sam provides the day-to-day support of both mentors and ECTs and organises (and often delivers) our inhouse Wednesday afternoon training; he is also responsible for the implementation of ECF provision in school. Another part of Sam’s role is the assessment of the ECTs performance against the Teacher Standards at the end of the first and second year of the ECT programme (as well as regular progress reviews throughout both years).
Role within the Training Consortium: Deputy Head and ECF Partnership Oversight
Jay is responsible for ensuring overall quality assurance and effective administration of the ECT programme between Woodrush and our partner schools. He also has strategic oversight for staff CPDL, development and support at large.