Deputy Director for CPD and Specialist Leader of Education
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John is a Deputy Director of BTSA leading on the Continuous Professional Development strand both as main facilitator and creator of our Teaching and Learning programmes. This area has grown significantly over the past few years and our Professional Pathways Portfolio offers a range of programmes that support career progression from ITT right through to Headship.
Many of these programmes have been developed in association with national organisations such as The Bell Foundation and Primary Science Teaching Trust. John has also worked closely with The Key for School Leaders in producing online CPD modules.
John was designated as a Specialist Leader of Education in 2012, having previously worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher supporting staff in a number of schools across Stoke-on-Trent. As a SLE for English and Drama he has worked extensively as a coach and has a proven track record for supporting schools in difficult circumstances. John is also the Training and Development Officer for the St. Bart’s Multi Academy Trust and has spoken at national conferences and on BBC Breakfast about current educational issues.