Deputy Director for School Direct
T: 01782 235 523
Linda is a Deputy Director for School Direct at BTSA.
Designated as an SLE in 2012 and working previously as an Advanced Skills Teacher, her area of specialism is Early Years. She has supported many schools across three local authorities – Stoke, Staffordshire and Cheshire.
Linda is the Early Years Quality Improvement Lead for a project funded by the DFE and the National Teaching School. The Early Years Quality Improvement Project involves working alongside 40+ schools and settings, offering support and advice as well as delivering a wide range of Early Years training. This training has always received good or better feedback. Linda delivers on many of these programmes. This project has encouraged collaboration between Schools and Private and Voluntary settings, encouraging all to share best practice.
Linda is also the project Lead for the Early Years Moonbeams Project, run by Arts Connect. This is a professional development course for Early Years Practitioners and artists. She is an Early Years Moderator for the Local Authority.