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Brent Teaching School Alliance

Byron Court Primary School. Spencer Road, Wembley, HA0 3SF TEL: 0208 904 2785

Martine Clark is the Executive Headteacher of Byron Court Primary School, the lead school of the Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA). She is a National Leader of Education, a trained Ofsted Inspector (PQI) and has a background in the Financial Industry and HR. She is also the Vice Chair of the Brent Schools Partnership, which is working in partnership with Brent’s School Effectiveness Service to provide school to school support and professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in Brent.  In addition to this, Martine is a coach on the Getting Ahead London Programme and Women Leading in Education.  Martine's particular areas of expertise are Leadership and Management and Teaching and Learning.  As a non-native English speaker, she is also passionate about language and supporting children with English as an additional language in making accelerated progress in order for them to achieve their full potential.  Martine, is a high profile respected leader within school partnerships, who strongly believes that systems leadership and collaborative working is the most positive way to help all schools improve on their previous best, particularly in challenging educational  times.

Byron Court/Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) has been identified as one of 2 Lead Schools in the North West London sub-region to coordinate the submission of Strategic School Improvement Fund bids, build and coordinate comprehensive delivery teams and be the accountable body for funding and reporting outcomes on behalf of all stakeholders involved.

 

Anita Samani is the Head of School at Byron Court Primary School. She has extensive Leadership and Management experience.  As the School’s Initial Teacher Training (ITT) lead for School Direct, she has a strategic role in recruiting and training the next generation of teachers. The close partnership with the UCL Institute of Education ensures that students who join the Brent Teaching School Alliance’s Teacher Training programme get the best possible start to their teaching career. The BTSA is an accredited Appropriate Body for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Anita is one of the two Induction Coordinators who is responsible for registering, monitoring and overseeing the correct induction for NQTs.

Trudi Mooteealoo is the Director of the Brent Teaching School Alliance BTSA). She holds the DfE license to deliver the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML). She is a National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and UCL Institute of Education accredited facilitator for leadership development. In addition to this Trudi has designed and continues to deliver Initial Teacher Training for student teachers and professional development courses for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT). Trudi has worked closely with a number of schools within the borough supporting them to raise standards in teaching and learning. The BTSA is an accredited Appropriate Body for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) Trudi is one of the two Induction Coordinators, who is responsible for registering, monitoring and overseeing the correct induction for NQTs.

Byron Court/Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) has been identified as one of 2 Lead Schools in the North West London sub-region to coordinate the submission of Strategic School Improvement Fund bids, build and coordinate comprehensive delivery teams and be the accountable body for funding and reporting outcomes on behalf of all stakeholders involved.

Veronica Glenn is the Deputy Headteacher for Inclusion and SENCo at Byron Court Primary School. Veronica has designed and delivered a range of NQT course covering Safeguarding, SEN and working with other adults in the classroom.  Veronica has used her many years of leadership experience to support other schools in the borough by undertaking Pupil Premium Reviews. She is the school lead for the research and development activities undertaken within the Brent Teaching School Alliance. Recent research projects have included Developing Gross and Fine Motor Skills in EYFS and Developing Learning Dispositions and Growth Mindsets in schools.

Jane Palmer is the Deputy Headteacher for Teaching and Learning at Byron Court Primary School and its satellite provision at Ashley Gardens. She has 15 years of teaching experience across KS1 and KS2 and is an outstanding practitioner. Jane has designed and delivered a range of professional development courses for teachers across the borough, specialising in English and learning pedagogies.  Through her passion for school improvement, she has successfully worked with schools within the borough to raise standards in teaching and learning.

 

Richard Sternberg is the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion at Byron Court Primary School. Richard completed a Masters in Education at the University of Hertfordshire and the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). He is a NCTL accredited Specialist Leader in Education for SEND/EAL providing guidance and school to school support, where requested to improve the outcomes for pupils, including Pupil Premium reviews. Richard designs and delivers a range of professional development courses in Inclusion for primary teachers to enhance their practice, and coordinates a programme of CPD for Teaching Assistants. He has also led on the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s ‘Closing the Gap’ research in numeracy using Numicon, and is an NQT Mentor.

 

Mansi Brook is the Lead Student Mentor for the Brent Teaching School Alliance and Byron Court Primary School. She works collaboratively with the Student Mentor team to organise and manage trainee teachers’ placements.  Over the years Mansi has undertaken the responsibility of mentoring trainee teachers from UCL Institute of Education and University of Hertfordshire. She is an outstanding teacher and is enthusiastic about developing new and innovative ‚Äčteaching strategies. She has also been part of the research project ‘Principles into Practice’ to further support pupils with English as an additional language. Mansi has also delivered NQT workshops to support their CPD in subjects such as Phonics and P.E. (Dance) within Brent. As an outstanding practitioner Mansi is involved in delivering a variety of School to School support for the BTSA, developing and strengthening classroom practice. 

Rachel Sawle is a Student Teacher Mentor at Byron Court Primary School. She is an experienced outstanding teacher and has always welcomed colleagues to observe her good practice. Rachel has supported NQTs in various subject areas. She is open to new ideas and is very enthusiastic in her role to promote high standards in education and support to her colleagues.

Beth Millar is a Student Teacher Mentor at Byron Court Primary School. She is an experienced outstanding teacher and an Early Years specialist who likes working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that every child is successful and enjoys learning. She enjoys supporting others and appreciates the opportunities to share good practice and to learn with and from each other.