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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. Martine is the Sub-Regional Lead for the West London Teaching Schools within the North West London and South Central Region.  This role is to enable Teaching Schools to engage in a co-ordinated and strategic approach to build capacity and to deliver effective school support and improvement.   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 an accredited professional coach on the Getting Ahead London Programme and Women Leading in Education.  She is also working on behalf of the DfE to support schools with Recruitment and Retention issues.  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.

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). 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.

Trudi has worked closely with a number of schools within Brent and other Local Authorities,  successfully supporting them to raise standards in teaching and learning and leadership. 

 

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.

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 is an SLE for English. She has 19 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.  Jane leads on improving work-life balance in schools and provides support for teachers on how to work smarter and more efficiently. Through her passion for school improvement, she has successfully worked with schools within the borough to raise standards in teaching and learning, especially in reading and writing. She is also an experienced writing moderator for Brent for Key Stage 1 and 2. 

 

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.

 

Jack Corson is the Assistant Head Teacher for Curriculum and Assessment at Byron Court Primary School and a Specialist Leader of Education for Primary Maths.  He has extensive experience in delivering training and support in maths subject leadership.  Over the previous five years he has worked with the London Central & West and London North East Maths Hubs as a Work Group Lead and is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead.  He is also working with Brent Schools Partnership to deliver the Maths Subject Leader Network Meetings and is leading on organising the first BSP Maths Conference to be held in June 2019.  Jack is passionate about supporting teachers and leaders to develop their practice and expertise.     ‚Äč