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Specialists

BWCET Trust Specialists

Please take a look at our current secondary Trust specialists, who can offer expert support to schools on request.

These staff were previously accredited as Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) with the DfE through our teaching schools.

Any request for a deployment of these staff will be agreed, in advance, with their relevant headteacher.

If you would like to know more about what our trust specialists can offer, please contact Mrs Anna Herdman, our Centre for Teaching manager (aherdman@bwcet.com / 0191 823 9361 / 07842 318153)

Kirsty Dunn

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher for curriculum, standards and achievement

Areas of Expertise: Subject Leaders Support and Development / Quality Assurance / Intervention Strategies

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Andrew Davis

Current Role: Subject Leader of Religious Education

Areas of Expertise: Religious Education / Behaviour and Classroom Management / ITT Mentoring

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Stephen Langstaff

Current Role: Head of Physical Education

Areas of Expertise: Academic

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Helen Reed

Current Role: Whole School Assessment Co-ordinator

Areas of Expertise: Assessment and English

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Lauren Winters

Current Role: Subject Leader of History

Areas of Expertise: History

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Jill Turner

Current Role: Deputy Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Leadership / Whole School MRE / Curriculum Leadership

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Nick Wood

Current Role: Deputy Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum Design / Timetabling / Behaviour Management

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Catherine Lennox

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum and Assessment / Transition / Wider Curriculum and PSHE / History

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

David Shield

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Post-16 / Data Analysis / Curriculum Leadership

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Chris Jones

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics and Assessment / Setting up and managing online tutoring programme (Trust wide)

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Catherine Young

Current Role: Associate Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics / CPD for Middle Management / Curriculum Development / School Monitoring

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Daniel Gribbin

Current Role: Director of Teaching and Learning

Areas of Expertise: English

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Jane Wood

Current Role: Head of MFL

Areas of Expertise: MFL

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Debra Craig

Current Role: Director of SEN and Inclusion

Areas of Expertise: Pastoral

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Martin Stobbs

Current Role: Leadership of Careers and Character Education

Areas of Expertise: Design Technology / Careers Leadership

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Alex Lawrance

Current Role: Deputy Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Leadership of Teaching and Learning, English

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Paul Diston

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Leadership (NCTL NPQ facilitator), PE, PSHE

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Iain Muggeridge

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Leadership / Timetabling

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Les Lambert

Current Role: Lead Practitioner

Areas of Expertise: Science, Physics, Institute of Physics (outreach), ECF, T&L

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Laura Heath

Current Role: MFL Teacher "POD" Subject Specialist for Duham University PGCE ITT mentor

Areas of Expertise: MFL (French) and ITT

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Chris Saunders

Current Role: Teaching Schools Initiatives co-ordinator / Science Teacher / Physics Teacher / KS5 BTEC Applied Science Teacher

Areas of Expertise: Durham LA Science Consultant Institute of Physics School Based Coach

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Charlotte Hare

Current Role: Lead Practitioner of English and Literacy

Areas of Expertise: English and Literacy

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Marita Kelly

Current Role: Subject Leader for English

Areas of Expertise: English and Literacy Across the Curriculum

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Alex Springett

Current Role: Teacher of History / Part of the T&L team

Areas of Expertise: Teaching and Learning

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Umer Chughtai

Current Role: Chief Technology Officer

Areas of Expertise: ICT Vision and Strategy /ICT Systems / Management Information Systems / Office 365

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Louise Levy

Current Role: Chief Operating Officer

Areas of Expertise: Business / Finance / Governance / Health & Safety

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Stuart Mirfin

Current Role: ECT and New Staff Induction Coordinator

Areas of Expertise: Coordinating Induction / Coaching / Delivering ELO

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Laura Gray

Current Role: Assistant Headteacher

Areas of Expertise: Leading Learning and Teaching / Marking, Feedback and Assessment / School monitoring / Training and CPD / Mathematics

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Lisa Hood

Current Role: Teacher of English

Areas of Expertise: Kagan Cooperative Learning Trainer / CPD / English / Delivering ELO, ITP and OTP Programmes

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

Rob Swinney

Current Role: Leader of Science / Director of Curriculum

Areas of Expertise: Science Microsoft Forms (to support remote homework and assessment)

Contact: aherdman@bwcet.com

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