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Reuben Thorley SLE

Reuben Thorley SLE

Reuben Thorley SLE

Teaching & Learning, Professional Development, Strategic Management

Main Phase: Secondary

Reuben has led improvements in Teaching & Learning and Staff Development as a senior leader since 2008, currently as Headteacher at Bishops Castle Community College and previously in schools in both Shropshire and  Herefordshire. His focus is on positive, staff-led, evidence based development of both teaching skills and students’ learning processes. He is also experienced in establishing coaching programmes, ITT development and curriculum management.

Reuben is experienced in both interrogation of existing monitoring and evaluation data to assess the performance of school strategies, and in the identification of any gaps in information that should be plugged. He can also advise on how to empower staff teams to translate those conclusions into effective and measureable strategies, with staff ownership and accountability, and which lead to quantifiable improvements in teaching and learning.

Reuben also has first-hand experience of leading a smooth transition into a new build as part of Academy conversion. This involved directing the architects to translate a vision of teaching and learning into physical reality, and then preparing staff to exploit the new environment from day one with training in effective teaching styles and technologies.