Please see below a list of The Salop Teaching School Alliance Facilitators. If the facilitator is a Specialist Leader of Education for the alliance please click on the name to view the biography.
Jennifer Whitfield, Assistant Headteacher, SLE, Thomas Adams School
Jane Martin – Professional Development Manager
Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Salop Teaching School Partner
As Professional Development Manager, Jane’s experience of working within the Further Education sector includes teaching in the English Department at Shrewsbury College, developing provision as Programme Leader for Education, focusing on staff development and training as an Advanced Practitioner, and working in partnership with colleagues at Edge Hill University as the Course Leader for initial teacher education.
Investment by the College in promoting a coaching culture was reflected in Jane’s appointment as an Advanced Learning Coach, a role which provided opportunities to embark on research projects, lead conference workshops and contribute to published work. The successful introduction of curriculum-based Professional Learning Communities at Shrewsbury College and development of a team of Learning Coaches to support professional development has facilitated the implementation of Peer Review and Lesson Study processes, both of which draw on the principles of coaching and mentoring to inform professional dialogue.
Ros French, Deputy Principal
Meole Brace School, Salop Teaching School Alliance Partner
Ros French is an Assistant Head Teacher at a large secondary school. She leads on teaching and learning and staff development. This is her 4th school having previously worked as a senior leader in a highly successful rural teaching school and prior to that as subject leader in two inner city schools.
Her passion for teaching in the classroom remains strong and student enthusiasm and love of learning is at the heart of everything she does. Ros also has extensive experience in writing and delivering courses for AQA and Key Note Education and her courses are known for their highly interactive approach, which are relevant and thought provoking.
Ant Snowden, Teaching & Learning Specialist and Induction Manager
Telford & Wrekin Local Authority, Salop Teaching School Alliance Partner
Ant Snowden started his teaching career in the early 1980s, working in mining towns of the East Midlands. At times of high unemployment, his formative years led him to adopt the principle that learning must be relevant and have intrinsic value, allowing students to work creatively and develop independence and resilience. He applies the same principle to his courses – they are founded on proven strategies and are relevant to current issues in education.
As a successful middle leader in a range of schools across the midlands, he was described in an Ofsted inspection as “one of the most effective middle leaders I have met”. For over a decade, Ant has delivered training on effective middle leaderships in schools across Shropshire and Derbyshire.
Since 2008, he has worked for Telford & Wrekin School Improvement Service, specialising in teaching & learning, leadership & management and NQT induction. Ant also delivers training on behalf of AQA and the National STEM learning network.
His wide experience in education and creative approach to curriculum development has been applied to his work as a consultant to industries, such as the Energy and Utilities sector and regional STEM groups and manufacturing partnerships. As a senior leader in school, co-ordinating industry links, resulting in a nomination for a national award for enterprise in education