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  • HIAS Staff list and biographies


    Welcome to the HIAS Staff biographies. Please click on the triangle drop down to meet the Inspector/advisers. 


    Contact hias.enquiries@hants.gov.uk for more information about HIAS school improvement services.


    Phone 01962 876207 to contact specific HIAS staff or email directly using the list below.

  • School Improvement Managers - Primary

    Basingstoke and Deane and Eastleigh

    Catherine Redgrave

    e: catherine.1.redgrave@hants.gov.uk

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    Catherine has worked in HIAS since 2009 and is currently the School Improvement Manager for Basingstoke and Deane/Eastleigh. The role involves supporting and challenging schools directly, as well as leading local authority (LA) colleagues. The core of her school improvement work is particularly linked to:

    • leadership development at all levels – innovative problem solving; systems and processes
    • quality of teaching and learning – particularly challenging higher attaining pupils
    • assessment – statutory, formative and summative.

    She works with teachers, school leaders and governors in schools.

    She was previously a headteacher of a Church of England primary school in Hampshire, and has experience of successfully leading a school in challenging circumstances. Her MA(Ed) is in professional studies and is linked to action research exploring how to engage parents in their child’s education. She is passionate about developing the leadership skills of others.

    She is an accredited member of the Association of Education Advisers (AoEA).

    Fareham and Gosport

    Martyn Beales (acting)

    e: martyn.beales2@hants.gov.uk

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    Martyn’s main role is to lead the school improvement across schools in Fareham and Gosport. In this role, he co-ordinates the work of local authority (LA) colleagues to provide support and challenge for the primary schools within both districts. This involves working closely with school leaders and governors to support self-evaluation and improvement planning and other aspects of school improvement.

    Martyn was General Phase Inspector for six years before becoming the acting School Improvement Manager for Fareham and Gosport in 2021. He has a successful track record in supporting schools across the local authority and the Isle of Wight and was seconded to support school improvement in Oxfordshire in 2019/20. He has also worked with schools and multi academy trusts outside Hampshire through the provision of commissioned support. Martyn has been a member of the LA assessment team which included supporting moderation and statutory assessment. He is an accredited associate member of the Association of Education Advisers (AoEA).

    Before joining HIAS, Martyn was the headteacher of a successful infant school in the New Forest and held leadership positions in primary schools in several neighbouring local authorities.

    Havant and East Hampshire

    Caroline Wilkins

    e: caroline.wilkins@hants.gov.uk

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    Caroline has worked for the local authority (LA) as a school improvement professional since 2006 following her headship in a Hampshire school. She has held the role of School Improvement Manager since 2016.

    Caroline co-ordinates LA work carried out in primary schools, both maintained and academy, in Havant and East Hampshire. She leads a skilled and dynamic school improvement team who focus on support and professional development for teachers, managers, leaders and governors. Their shared ambition is to enable headteachers and leadership teams to secure strong, successful schools with sustainable leadership and strong pupil outcomes. Improvement work is bespoke to individual schools or groups of schools who wish to work together towards similar outcomes and often involves a combination of personalised work alongside LA-led or peer- facilitated support.

    The Havant and East Hampshire team offer guidance for school leaders on strategic leadership, school self-evaluation, Ofsted, senior and middle leadership development, teaching and learning and curriculum skills and development. The team also deliver county-wide and district-wide programmes for senior and middle leadership development, teaching and support staff, assessment, curriculum and bespoke research and development work. They support governing bodies in the appointment and induction of new headteachers and senior leaders, in strategic school self-evaluation and the annual headteacher performance management process.

    Caroline has a successful track record from her work with schools, securing high standards, aspiration and improvements in all aspects of their work and is committed to supporting schools to being inclusive and effective for every pupil. She has a keen interest in professional learning and leadership training and development. She aims to be well-read and informed in order to excite, engage and enthuse school leaders in their roles and enable them to be efficient and effective in their work.

    New Forest, Test Valley and Winchester

    Derek Myers

    e: derek.myers2@hants.gov.uk

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    Derek is a fierce advocate for social justice and the right of children to achieve well at school, including those pupils who may be considered disadvantaged or receive support for SEND. His main role is to lead the school improvement function across all schools in the New Forest and Test Valley district council areas. This involves supporting and challenging schools directly, as well as leading local authority (LA) colleagues, securing improvement through:

    • working with senior teams of staff
    • validating the school’s self-evaluation
    • working with governing bodies.

    Derek has considerable experience and skill in leading and developing pupil progress meetings so that colleagues are able to identify and meet pupils’ unmet needs or overcome barriers to learning so that pupils can re-engage in their learning, catch up and achieve well.

    Derek re-joined Hampshire as the School Improvement Manager for the New Forest in 2017, after a period as Her Majesty’s Inspector with Ofsted. He has led a range of school inspections, including schools causing concern. Derek first worked for Hampshire as a Primary Phase Inspector in January 2004 and, consequently, as the Senior Inspector Inclusion and Headteacher of the Virtual School for looked after children, for both Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. He was also a member of the minister's expert advisory panel on the education of looked after children.

    Derek is a qualified teacher and has a masters degree in primary education. He has considerable experience as a school leader in challenging contexts, including leading a school out of an Ofsted category. He has also provided leadership, on behalf of the LA, to a school in difficulty. Over his career Derek has provided school colleagues and governors in a range of settings with support in a range of areas including developing effective teaching and learning, developing effective leadership and management practice, school self-evaluation, strategic school improvement planning, monitoring and tracking pupil outcomes, assessment, curriculum design, transition and meeting the needs of the more vulnerable pupils. As Senior Inspector Inclusion and Headteacher of the Virtual School for looked after children for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Derek conceptualised and commissioned the Personal Education Plan (PEP) Toolkit.

    Derek is a fellow of the Teaching Awards Trust, a former judge and regional recipient of the School Leadership Award (Primary).

    • School Improvement Managers - Secondary

      New Forest and Test Valley

      Kate Broadribb

      e: kate.broadribb@hants.gov.uk

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      Kate joined HIAS in 2022 after working in Hampshire secondary schools for 20 years and is currently the School Improvement Manager for New Forest and Test Valley. The core of her school improvement work is particularly linked to:

      • leadership development at all levels – innovative problem solving; systems and processes
      • providing support for school self-evaluation and school improvement
      • supporting schools with the development of curriculum and leadership at all levels
      • quality of teaching and learning.

      Within her senior leadership roles and early background as an Advanced Skills Teacher Kate has strong experience in innovative curriculum design and an absolute commitment to developing inclusive whole school approaches to teaching and learning.

      Alongside her work as School Improvement Manager Kate is a Leadership and Learning Partner for secondary phase schools and Geography Advisor. This subject role sees Kate work across primary, secondary and special schools providing challenge and support through in-school professional development and coaching.

      Kate has a passion for education technology and since 2008 has worked at a national and international level in Finland, China and Scotland. Just before joining HIAS, she was project lead for the DfE Edtech Demonstrator programme, providing peer-to-peer support and expert advice to headteachers on whole school digital strategy.

      Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant and Winchester

      Mark Kingswood

      e: mark.kingswood@hants.gov.uk

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      Mark joined the HIAS team in January 2022 after a successful career in senior leadership and headship in Hampshire.

      Mark has led high performing teams achieving excellent outcomes for learners. He has led a specialist language college provision, including introducing successful programmes of core languages and promoting engagement and high standards in Modern Foreign Languages. He has taught French, German and Spanish to A-Level as well as being the strategic lead for a programme of Key Stage 2 languages across a large cluster of primary schools.

      Mark has extensive experience of successfully managing Ofsted inspections and driving swift and focussed school improvement in high stakes contexts. He has worked in all areas of middle and senior leadership, with a particular interest and specialism in curriculum planning, effective recruitment, budget and personnel management, development of leaders and leadership skills and personal development and pastoral care.

      Mark has a wealth of experience using empathy, open communication, and relentless determination working with schools in overcoming challenging circumstances to improve outcomes and life chances for young people, often from disadvantaged communities.

      During a secondment in Hampshire as an Executive Headteacher, Mark oversaw a federation of schools and consequently has a strong understanding of how to effectively manage the balance of day-to-day operational school leadership with a relentless strategic focus.

      Basingstoke and Dean, East hampshire, Hart and Rushmoor

      Tania Harding

      e: tania.harding@hants.gov.uk

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      Tania joined HIAS in September 2016 after being an assistant headteacher and leading a SCITT at a secondary school in Hampshire. Her commitment to teacher development at all levels led her to gain a Masters in Education, lead whole school CPD, implement a successful teacher training programme and create and deliver many training sessions for networks of schools.

      Her main areas of responsibility are:

      • secondary school improvement through working with leadership at all levels, teacher development, curriculum review and development
      • School improvement manager
      • Leadership and Learning Partner
      • headteacher performance management
      • working with school teams for improvement in performance, culture, curriculum design and delivery and consistency in pupil experience across departments>/li>
      • secondary data lead focusing on effective use of data within school to improve outcomes
      • ECT provision.

      Tania is the lead for secondary data for the local authority. This work includes:

      • supporting schools in their use of data, both internal and external (Analyse School Performance (ASP), Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR), Perspective Lite and Fischer Family Trust Aspire (FFT))
      • ensuring that data is used effectively to impact on the curriculum and pupil outcomes and supporting schools to develop their understanding and use of data through a combination of bespoke training, courses, and network meetings
      • ensuring that data is used effectively to impact on the curriculum and pupil outcomes and supporting schools to develop their understanding and use of data through a combination of bespoke training, courses, and network meetings

      Tania also offers support for governors in school self-evaluation, induction of new senior leaders and the headteacher performance management process.

      • School Improvement Manager - Specialist Provision and Inclusion

        Laura Hamson

        e: laura.hamson@hants.gov.uk

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        Biography coming soon.

        • Primary Phase Inspectors

          Stuart Adlam

          e: stuart.adlam@hants.gov.uk

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          Stuart joined HIAS in 2018 having previously worked in primary and secondary education in Hampshire for over 30 years. He has successfully led three Hampshire primary schools in both rural and urban settings including an outstanding three-form entry primary school. Stuart has also worked as the vice-principal of an international school in Budapest, Hungary for three years. Most recently Stuart has established the primary section of Hampshire’s first 4 - 16 school and has leadership experience from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to KS4. He has a strong track record of school improvement and the development of effective teams.

          His main areas of work include:

          • the LA new headteacher induction programme
          • HIAS Assessment team, primary assessment network and other assessment training
          • HIAS Assessment Data Co-Lead
          • working with schools to improve the high-quality inclusive teaching
          • subject leader development
          • safeguarding reviews
          • senior leadership development including school self-evaluation and school improvement
          • supporting and training governors.

          Stuart works with headteachers and schools to support all aspects of their work including the effective strengthening and distribution of leadership. He is particularly interested in the effective use of evidence to support and shape practice and is trained in the use of metacognition and thinking skills to improve teaching and learning.

          Debbie Allen

          e: debbie.allen@hants.gov.uk

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          Debbie joined HIAS in September 2021. Prior to this, Debbie was the headteacher of a successful school in West Sussex, having more than 15 years’ leadership experience. Whilst continuing to lead this school, she took on the additional Executive Headship of a failing school. After securing rapid improvements, most notably in teaching and learning, leadership and safeguarding, Debbie continued to lead the school team to secure the school’s future with a local Trust. As a headteacher, Debbie provided support for other schools in areas such as curriculum design, leadership development, professional development and pupil progress.

          Some of Debbie’s areas of interest and experience are:

          • developing and empowering leaders at all levels
          • innovative curriculum design, development and sustainability
          • improving outcomes for all through a focus on the whole child in pupil progress meetings as part of school improvement planning
          • working with schools to improve self-evaluation and school improvement planning to improve outcomes.

          Debbie has a particular interest in inclusion and is passionate about supporting every school to be good for every child.

          Tamsin Austoni

          e: tamsin.austoni@hants.gov.uk

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          Currently on secondment to the Virtual School.

          Tamsin joined HIAS in 2017, after 25 years of successful teaching and leadership in a variety of contexts, including a small school headship. Her main areas of work include:

          • leadership and Learning Partner to a range of primary schools
          • providing support for school improvement and leadership development training and networks as part of the Hampshire Assessment team.

          Tamsin’s main areas of expertise are:

          • training and research on memory, cognition and learning to support effective teaching
          • developing pedagogy through coaching, particularly to promote effective variation
          • developing and empowering leaders at all levels, including middle/subject leaders and teaching assistants
          • promoting independence and creativity in the curriculum.

          Tamsin has also worked in schools to promote positive lunchtimes through facilitating effective teamwork, confidence and autonomy in lunchtime teams.

          Michaela Barber

          e: michaela.barber@hants.gov.uk

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          Michaela joined HIAS in April 2021. She has worked in infant, junior and primary schools within a wide range of contexts. She has held headships in three contrasting schools including an infant school with onsite nursery and a large primary school connected to a sister senior school.

          During her educational career, she has been involved in coaching senior leaders, leading school self-evaluation and she has an extensive knowledge of the curriculum for primary and early years aged children.

          Michaela has experience of headship in both Hampshire and abroad. She is experienced in the field of school improvement. She has been involved in school inspections, mentoring of headteachers and is an accredited facilitator for leading senior leader training as part of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) programme.

          Her main areas of responsibilities include:

          • Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of primary schools
          • supporting school self-evaluation and school improvement planning
          • working with governors
          • development of and training for all levels of leaders

          Michaela has a wide range of experience in education, including the implementation of a child-led curriculum and accelerating progress for all pupils through the effective use of data. Michaela values a holistic approach to education and is passionate about ensuring a relevant, high quality education for all.

          Chris Brooks-Martin

          e: chris.brooks-martin2@hants.gov.uk

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          Chris joined HIAS in April 2022. He began working in Hampshire schools in September 2000 as an NQT. He has worked in both Infant and Primary schools across the county as a teacher and leader at all levels, including a non-class based Deputy position within a Federation. He has held two headships in his career. In his role as headteacher at both of these schools he has attained high quality outcomes for pupils, including successful OfSTED and SIAMs inspections.

          During his educational career he was selected to be a lead teacher in Peer Coaching, identified as an outstanding Early Years teacher, has worked in partnership with Winchester University to assist in both core phonics teaching and what it means to be a subject leader in a primary setting. He has been seconded within his headships to help secure and continue progress in other local schools. He has lead school self-evaluation, is experienced in school improvement planning and has a wide knowledge of the curriculum for primary and early years aged children.

          His main areas of responsibility and interests include:

          • Coaching and development of staff and leaders at all levels
          • Developing community engagement
          • Curriculum development
          • Supporting new Headteachers
          • Working in partnership with Governing bodies and Headteachers

          Chris values a holistic and creative approach to learning and strongly believes in the power of pupil voice, engagement, equity and thinking about thinking. Above all he believes in a curriculum where all pupils receive a high quality education and where children believe that they can succeed.

          Cherry Chope

          e: cherry.chope@hants.gov.uk

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          Cherry began her career in Cornwall as a class teacher where she held responsibilities for both mathematics and ICT. After her time in the classroom, she secured a post as National Strategies Numeracy Consultant. During this time Cherry worked with schools across Cornwall offering targeted support for schools where results were below floor level, as well as subject knowledge training across all areas of mathematics and curriculum leadership.

          In 2007 Cherry moved into headship and held posts which ranged from small rural settings to larger urban schools. In 2014 Cherry began work for Achievement for All (AfA), where she supported schools to review and develop the provision for the most vulnerable pupils at their school. During this time, she wrote the Early Years mathematics resources for AfA Bubble resource bank. This work was complemented with freelance training which included delivering a short-term project for the British Council for two years and working with British International Schools. Cherry has travelled to South East Asia and parts of Europe delivering her Early Years and Pupil Independence Training to inspire and reinvigorate colleagues across the globe.

          Most recently Cherry has worked as a School Improvement Adviser for a large multi academy trust, offering both challenge and support to leadership teams as well as leading the introduction to the statutory changes in the Early Years. Cherry’s experience lies within the pre-primary and primary age groups.

          Louise Close

          e: louise.close2@hants.gov.uk

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          Louise joined HIAS in January 2022. Prior to this she was a successful headteacher of a high attaining one and a half form entry primary school in Bolton. Louise enjoyed the challenge and privilege of headship for over ten years. Previous to this, Louise was a leading teacher with the local authority, a member of senior leadership team in various schools and a lecturer and assessor in further education. Along with her team, the school was judged to be outstanding in all areas in the last inspection. Louise worked as an Executive Headteacher in a school that was in challenging circumstances and with her passion, drive and commitment was able to make a positive difference including a direct impact on pupils’ data.

          Her main areas of interest and experience include:

          • ensuring the quality and consistency of teaching and learning
          • development and support of effective deployment of support staff
          • curriculum design including monitoring and evaluation
          • effective subject leadership
          • coaching of new headteachers
          • Early Years – Are the children ready? – Bold beginnings Ofsted report
          • supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

          Louise works with schools to support all aspects of school improvement through successful partnerships, accurate self-evaluation and rigorous school improvement priorities to further improve the outcomes for every child.

          Edward Dawson

          e: edward.dawson@hants.gov.uk

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          Ed joined HIAS in September 2022. He has worked in schools across Southampton and Hampshire for over 25 years. This has included 15 years in senior leadership, two interim headships and most recently seven years as head teacher at a large junior school in Basingstoke.

          His main areas of interest and responsibility include:

          • working as the Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of primary phase schools
          • supporting school self-evaluation and school improvement planning
          • working with schools to improve teaching and learning
          • being part of the Hampshire Assessment team.

          Ed’s particular areas of interest and expertise are curriculum development, supporting the practice of middle leaders and building effective leadership teams. Having been a staff governor for over 20 years, working in a variety of contexts, he is also able to support the development of governance and the strategic role that governors undertake in schools.

          Jason Matthews

          e: jason.matthews@hants.gov.uk

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          Jason joined HIAS in September 2017. He has worked in schools across Hampshire and Kent for over 20 years in a range of contexts. Jason has also worked as an Achievement Partner for Teach First, providing training, coaching and mentoring for school leaders.

          His main areas of responsibility are:

          • support for school improvement, leadership training, coaching and mentoring
          • Leadership and Learning Partner
          • professional development for school staff
          • primary assessment.

          Jason has eight years of headship experience in two outstanding Kent primary schools and has a good understanding of the challenges that are faced by both small and large schools. He has extensive experience of developing and coaching leadership at all levels, across a number of schools.

          Jason believes in working in partnership with school leaders to support and advise on self- evaluation and school improvement. He is able to support the development of governance and the strategic role that governors undertake in schools. Jason enjoys working alongside teachers and leaders to develop practice and improve outcomes for all children.

          Jason has a particular interest in supporting schools to understand the wide range of factors that can lead to a child being vulnerable to underachievement, including their social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

          Alister Moses

          e: alister.moses@hants.gov.uk

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          Alister joined HIAS in September 2021, having worked for the last six years as an Education Partner within the central Education Team of a large multi academy trust in Surrey. He is an experienced primary school leader, gaining the NPQEL qualification in October 2021. He has a broad experience across the leadership spectrum from Chief Executive Officer, Executive Head, Headteacher and Deputy Head, both within maintained schools and in a multi academy trust.

          His main areas of experience and expertise include:

          • Leadership and Learning Partner to primary school leaders
          • Specialist Leader of Education - pupil premium
          • equality and diversity effective practice and leadership development
          • physical education and effective use of the Sports premium
          • Ofsted preparation for senior and middle leaders
          • Higher Level Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant training and development
          • Designated Safeguarding lead and good practice.

          Alister works with schools to support all aspects of their school improvement work and professional learning needs. He has been involved in a range of school-to-school improvement projects, coaching and mentoring new and experienced senior and middle leaders. Alister has a particular interest in developing a school’s curriculum offer to ensure inclusivity stays central to school improvement planning, and curriculum development.

          Nicola Rickman

          e: nicola.rickman2@hants.gov.uk

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          Nicky joined the HIAS team in January 2022. She joined from her 27th year working in primary education in Hampshire. This has included 18 years in senior leadership, with eight of those years in headship. Nicky’s school base has predominately been in primary, where she has enjoyed the challenges of working with staff to develop the educational experiences of pupils from the Early Years to Year 6.

          Her main areas of work include:

          • working as a Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of primary phase schools
          • engaging with schools to support the induction of ECTs
          • providing support for school self-evaluation and school improvement
          • supporting schools with the development of curriculum and leadership at all levels.

          Nicky’s particular areas of interest and expertise are curriculum development, the development of middle and senior leaders, inclusion and the wider school ethos. Nicky has enjoyed working alongside staff and pupils to develop pupil voice in schools, along with a rights, respecting ethos and a strong school culture of achievement for all.

          Julia Roberts

          e: julia.roberts@hants.gov.uk

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          Julia joined HIAS in 2020. Prior to this she was a headteacher in a large primary school where she successfully secured sustained improvement in challenging circumstances. As well as having taught in a range of infant, junior and primary schools, she has worked with schools across Hampshire and West Sussex as a Local Leader of Education.

          Her main areas of work include:

          • acting as the Leadership and Learning Partner of a range of primary phase schools
          • working with schools to secure improvement in the quality of education
          • supporting self-evaluation and school improvement planning
          • working on assessment – statutory, formative and summative.

          She works with schools to support all aspects of work including professional development and has experience of delivering national leadership programmes. Julia is particularly interested in securing progress for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils and supporting schools in providing an inclusive approach for all.

          Julia co-leads the team of LA assessment advisers and moderators for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

          Kirstie-Anne Sangway

          e: kirstie-anne.sangway2@hants.gov.uk

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          Kirstie-Anne joined the HIAS team in September 2020, having worked in Hampshire for over 20 years and having been the headteacher of a junior school with a high percentage of vulnerable children.

          Her main areas of interest and experience include:

          • developing Rights Respecting schools where the ethos, curriculum, policies and practice are rooted in the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
          • developing rich, relevant and engaging curriculum projects, which ignite curiosity and engender in children a sense of themselves and the world around them
          • establishing school approaches that focus on resilience and positive emotional health and well-being for children, parents and staff, with a particular
          • focus on the importance of positive mental health and resilience for school leaders
          • developing inclusive, whole school approaches to teaching and learning
          • supporting school communities through the development of positive and collaborative infant and junior school partnerships
          • securing improved accountabilities for staff, including main pay range (MPR), upper pay range (UPR) and teaching and learning responsibility payments (TLRs).

          Sian Smith

          e: sian.smith@hants.gov.uk

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          Sian works for HIAS as a Primary Phase Inspector. She has been a headteacher of a primary school and an Executive Headteacher of a federation of an infant and junior school. She has also supported other primary schools as a Local Leader of Education (LLE) and as a Consultant Headteacher and is a member of the Association of Education Advisers (AoEA).

          Her main areas of work include:

          • acting as a Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of primary phase schools
          • working with schools to improve self-evaluation and self-improvement planning
          • improving the quality of teaching and learning within primary phase schools.

          Sian is passionate about coaching and enhancing social and emotional skills of pupils and led the development of these areas as a teaching and learning adviser for Southampton City Council. Her expertise lies in supporting schools in challenging circumstances and the strategic development of leadership teams.

          Lindsay McCarthy

          e: Lindsay.McCarthy@hants.gov.uk

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          Lindsay joined the HIAS team in April 2024 having previously worked in primary education in Hampshire for almost 30 years. With 17 years of headship experience across a range of schools, from rural settings to larger urban schools, Lindsay has secured a wealth of primary experience. Developing and strengthening staff teams to improve teaching and learning and outcomes from Early Years to Year 6 is a particular strength.

          Her main areas of work include:

          • acting as a Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of primary phase schools
          • working with schools to improve self-evaluation and self-improvement planning
          • supporting primary phase schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning.>

          Lindsay is passionate about curriculum development and supporting middle leaders with curriculum implementation and evaluation.

          Tim Walters

          e: tim.walters@hants.gov.uk

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          Tim is a highly experienced primary school headteacher, with a significant and successful track record of school improvement over the last 30 years, particularly with schools in challenging circumstances, as a headteacher and as a senior adviser.

          Tim has had three successful substantive primary headships, and interim headships in a range of contexts. He has successfully led all schools from an OFSTED category or ‘requiring improvement’ by the LA to ‘good’ or better by focussing on high quality school sequential improvement planning for high quality teaching and provision. In all schools the work led to improved pupil progress, plus sustained continued school improvement.

          He worked as a senior adviser for Somerset LA where he led a team working with 85 primary schools, enabling the local authority and schools to work more closely. He successfully worked with all schools, including high performing, to secure further improvement.

          He specialises in whole school turnaround projects, leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, school improvement planning, and school budgets.

          He is an author of two published books on Growth Mindset, with a particular interest in brain functioning links to effective learning and development within organisations at all levels.

          Tim’s expertise lies in:

          • Strengthening leadership and management at all levels
          • providing support for school improvement and leadership development training and networks as part of the Hampshire Assessment team.
          • Supporting rigorous school self-evaluation that leads to focused sequential improvement planning
          • Coaching and mentoring
          • Supporting school turnarounds
          • Developing collaborative partnerships
          • Supporting school budgeting for school improvement
          • Implementation of effective Growth Mindset whole school strategies
          • Supporting the planning, implementation, monitoring and review cycle.

          Jane Wilson

          e: jane.wilson@hants.gov.uk

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          Jane has worked for HIAS as a Primary Phase Inspector since 2014. Before relocating to Hampshire she held a number of subject and phase leadership roles in schools in a variety of contexts in the North West. Following her initial headship of a small primary school, she then led the successful amalgamation of a separate infant and junior school.

          Jane’s areas of expertise include:

          • improving the quality of teaching and learning
          • developing leaders at all levels, particularly middle leaders
          • developing effective systems for securing school improvement
          • validating school’s self-evaluation
          • developing and evaluating school’s provision for disadvantaged children
          • supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

          Jane works in primary schools to support headteachers and leadership teams in their work. She uses a combination of individualised support and challenge, and bespoke staff training to help schools in their continued journey of improvement.

          • Secondary Phase Inspectors

            Beverley Murtagh

            e: beverley.murtagh@hants.gov.uk

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            An experienced secondary headteacher who has a passion for developing high performing teams to push the boundaries of achievement for all our students, Beverley looks to provide inspiring leadership training and guidance to support and challenge schools in their improvement journey and to:

            • provide support and challenge for all secondary phase schools, academies and colleges
            • work as a Leadership and Learning Partner
            • provide leadership training and bespoke pedagogical support for individual schools and the secondary sector.

            Beverley has worked in a variety of senior leadership roles including headship in a wide range of secondary schools. She has worked as a Local Leader of Education (LLE) developing coaching with school leaders and has delivered modules on the National College qualification for NPQML with experienced and aspiring middle leaders. She has delivered whole school INSET on all aspects of school improvement and has mentored NPQH candidates.

            Beverley is a lead inspector for Ofsted and uses this expertise to work alongside school leaders and ensure currency. She is highly experienced at curriculum review, staffing structures, personnel and site issues, safeguarding, behaviour management and recruitment and staff training. She has also been a head of sixth form and was proactive in establishing a soft federation with linked primary schools and has a broad perspective of transition issues.

            Tania Harding

            t: 01962 876207   e: tania.harding@hants.gov.uk

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            Tania joined HIAS in September 2016 after being an assistant headteacher and leading a SCITT at a secondary school in Hampshire. Her commitment to teacher development at all levels led her to gain a Masters in Education, lead whole school CPD, implement a successful teacher training programme and create and deliver many training sessions for networks of schools.

            Her main areas of responsibility are:

            • secondary school improvement through working with leadership at all levels, teacher development, curriculum review and development
            • Leadership and Learning Partner
            • headteacher performance management
            • working with school teams for improvement in performance, culture, curriculum design and delivery and consistency in pupil experience across departments>/li>
            • secondary data lead focusing on effective use of data within school to improve outcomes
            • ECT provision.

            Tania is the lead for secondary data for the local authority. This work includes:

            • supporting schools in their use of data, both internal and external (Analyse School Performance (ASP), Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR), Perspective Lite and Fischer Family Trust Aspire (FFT))
            • ensuring that data is used effectively to impact on the curriculum and pupil outcomes and supporting schools to develop their understanding and use of data through a combination of bespoke training, courses, and network meetings
            • ensuring that data is used effectively to impact on the curriculum and pupil outcomes and supporting schools to develop their understanding and use of data through a combination of bespoke training, courses, and network meetings

            Tania also offers support for governors in school self-evaluation, induction of new senior leaders and the headteacher performance management process.

            Kate Broadribb

            t: 01962 876207   e: kate.broadribb@hants.gov.uk

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            Kate has 20 years’ teaching experience in Hampshire schools and an absolute passion for geography and digital technology. Kate’s background as an Advanced Skills Teacher for geography enabled her to undertake outreach work, collaborating with local educators to develop creative and challenging geography curriculums across all key stages.

            For the past ten years Kate has worked as Senior Leader of Learning with responsibility for implementing a yearly continuing professional development (CPD) programme and embedding EdTech across a school community. Most recently Kate has been project lead for the Department for Education (DfE) Edtech Demonstrator programme, providing peer-to-peer support and expert advice on digital strategy and how to successfully embed educational technologies in the classroom.

            After six years as a member of the DfE Teacher Reference Panel she remains committed to understanding the changing educational landscape, supporting schools to develop sustainable EdTech strategies and improving the quality of geography education.

            Mark Kingswood

            e: mark.kingswood@hants.gov.uk

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            Mark joined the HIAS team in January 2022 after a successful career in senior leadership and headship in Hampshire.

            Mark has led high performing teams achieving excellent outcomes for learners. He has led a specialist language college provision, including introducing successful programmes of core languages and promoting engagement and high standards in Modern Foreign Languages. He has taught French, German and Spanish to A-Level as well as being the strategic lead for a programme of Key Stage 2 languages across a large cluster of primary schools.

            Mark has extensive experience of successfully managing Ofsted inspections and driving swift and focussed school improvement in high stakes contexts. He has worked in all areas of middle and senior leadership, with a particular interest and specialism in curriculum planning, effective recruitment, budget and personnel management, development of leaders and leadership skills and personal development and pastoral care.

            Mark has a wealth of experience using empathy, open communication, and relentless determination working with schools in overcoming challenging circumstances to improve outcomes and life chances for young people, often from disadvantaged communities.

            During a secondment in Hampshire as an Executive Headteacher, Mark oversaw a federation of schools and consequently has a strong understanding of how to effectively manage the balance of day-to-day operational school leadership with a relentless strategic focus.

            • Primary Teaching and Learning Adviser

              Sarah Sedgwick

              e: sarah.sedgwick@hants.gov.uk

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              Sarah’s role focusses on coaching and mentoring teachers to improve pedagogical skills. She has worked for HIAS since 2004, initially as an Advanced Skills Teacher for primary teaching and learning, then joining on a full time basis as a Teaching and Learning Adviser in 2014. She currently manages a team of Hampshire Leading Teachers. Her main areas of expertise are:

              • coaching and mentoring teachers of all abilities across all key stages and subjects to improve standards of teaching and learning
              • working alongside teachers in their own classrooms, planning, demonstrating lessons and team teaching to improve personal teaching skills
              • writing and presenting INSETs to a range of teachers, giving them practical and creative ideas to take back to their classrooms.

              From 2000 to 2009 Sarah was a successful classroom teacher. She now works in a range of schools, many in challenging circumstances. She has extensive experience in developing teachers of all abilities to become more confident and proficient in all aspects of their teaching. She has worked alongside other inspectors and advisers writing and presenting a range of training based on pedagogical skills and is also involved in presenting INSETs to ECTs. She provides bespoke INSET training and twilight sessions for school staff in all areas of teaching and learning.

              Sarah also works with teachers and leaders to coach them to coach others. This model involves working alongside Sarah to build future coaching capacity in their schools.

              • Data Management

                Primary Lead

                Stuart Adlam

                e: stuart.adlam@hants.gov.uk

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                Stuart joined HIAS in 2018 having previously worked in primary and secondary education in Hampshire for over 30 years. He has successfully led three Hampshire primary schools in both rural and urban settings including an outstanding three-form entry primary school. Stuart has also worked as the vice-principal of an international school in Budapest, Hungary for three years. Most recently Stuart has established the primary section of Hampshire’s first 4 - 16 school and has leadership experience from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to KS4. He has a strong track record of school improvement and the development of effective teams.

                His main areas of work include:

                • the LA new headteacher induction programme
                • HIAS Assessment team, primary assessment network and other assessment training
                • HIAS Assessment Data Co-Lead
                • working with schools to improve the high-quality inclusive teaching
                • subject leader development
                • safeguarding reviews
                • senior leadership development including school self-evaluation and school improvement
                • supporting and training governors.

                Stuart works with headteachers and schools to support all aspects of their work including the effective strengthening and distribution of leadership. He is particularly interested in the effective use of evidence to support and shape practice and is trained in the use of metacognition and thinking skills to improve teaching and learning.

                Secondary Lead

                Tania Harding

                e: tania.harding@hants.gov.uk

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                Tania joined HIAS in September 2016 after being an assistant headteacher and leading a SCITT at a secondary school in Hampshire. Her commitment to teacher development at all levels led her to gain a Masters in Education, lead whole school CPD, implement a successful teacher training programme and create and deliver many training sessions for networks of schools.

                Her main areas of responsibility are:

                • secondary school improvement through working with leadership at all levels, teacher development, curriculum review and development
                • Leadership and Learning Partner
                • headteacher performance management
                • working with school teams for improvement in performance, culture, curriculum design and delivery and consistency in pupil experience across departments
                • secondary data lead focusing on effective use of data within school to improve outcomes
                • ECT provision.

                Tania is the lead for secondary data for the local authority. This work includes:

                • supporting schools in their use of data, both internal and external (Analyse School Performance (ASP), Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR), Perspective Lite and Fischer Family Trust Aspire (FFT))
                • ensuring that data is used effectively to impact on the curriculum and pupil outcomes and supporting schools to develop their understanding and use of data through a combination of bespoke training, courses, and network meetings
                • helping schools organise and prepare their data to be presented as clearly and positively as possible.
                • Tania also offers support for governors in school self-evaluation, induction of new senior leaders and the headteacher performance management process.

                • English

                  Lead Inspector/Adviser (Primary)

                  Emma Tarrant

                  e: emma.tarrant@hants.gov.uk

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                  As lead Inspector/Adviser for primary English, Emma works hard to ensure the English team are focussed on both local and national priorities.

                  As well as having oversight of countywide actions, Emma provides bespoke INSET, projects and courses in all aspects of English. She is an accredited Inference Trainer and qualified to train the trainer in Fischer Family Trust (FFT) Wave 3 interventions for reading. She works closely with the Hampshire Assessment team to coordinate and deliver statutory activities around Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 moderation.

                  Her main areas of expertise are:

                  • supporting schools in raising attainment and progress through curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment
                  • early literacy including the development of phonics, early reading and writing
                  • reading comprehension and inference.

                  General Inspector/Adviser

                  Chris Cheal

                  e: christopher.cheal@hants.gov.uk

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                  Chris is passionate about teaching and learning in English and supports schools looking to develop leadership capacity so that they are secure in developing an effectively sequenced curriculum, whist understanding how effective monitoring, evaluation and continuing professional development will positively impact progress for all children.

                  His main areas of expertise are:

                  • developing effective whole school pedagogical approaches to reading, which support decoding, fluency and comprehension.
                  • whole school curriculum development in English, which is progressive and well sequenced.
                  • supporting schools with approaches to formative assessment so that learning in English builds upon a secure understanding of what a child can already do
                  • end of key stage statutory assessment, including writing moderation.

                  Chris also co-leads the team of LA assessment inspectors and moderators for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This role includes coordinating and delivering training to support schools in developing their approaches to formative and summative assessment, as well as overseeing the process of statutory assessment.

                  Joanna Kenyon

                  e: joanna.kenyon@hants.gov.uk

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                  Previously a secondary Head of English and senior leader, Joanna joined HIAS in 2017 and has five years of experience as a cross-phase adviser, working in primary, secondary and alternative provision settings to develop English and whole school literacy from phonics and early reading to literary analysis and academic extension reading. She has a clear understanding of the realities of school life and leadership, using this to develop supportive and practical relationships with English leaders and subject teachers.

                  In addition to work with English teachers and subject leaders, Joanna supports the development of whole school literacy and delivers effective training to all staff that ensures understanding of inclusive teaching approaches to reading development and disciplinary literacy across the subject range. She leads the Secondary English Leadership Network for Hampshire, the Isle of Wight Subject Professionals groups for English and Literacy and Hampshire English Early Career Teachers (ECT) Advance training.

                  Key specialisms:

                  • primary and secondary curriculum development
                  • secondary English and whole school literacy leadership and departmental development
                  • high quality inclusive English teaching
                  • reading development of the lowest 20% of readers in secondary schools, including addressing learning gaps and developing decoding, fluency, comprehension and interpretation
                  • disciplinary literacy.

                  Teaching and Learning Adviser

                  Victoria Clarke

                  e: victoria.clarke@hants.gov.uk

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                  Vicky joined the Hampshire English team in April 2022. Her main areas of expertise and responsibility are:

                  • working closely with teachers and subject leaders to provide support, guidance and training to improve all aspects of teaching and learning in English
                  • supporting schools in raising attainment in reading and writing
                  • ensuring progression across the primary phase including transition between all key stages
                  • providing professional development for schools within all aspects of English
                  • writing and reading moderation in KS2

                  Her particular area of passion is curriculum design. This includes developing whole-school curriculums for both reading and writing, which are well-sequenced and progressive.

                  Lisa Karalius

                  e: lisa.karalius@hants.gov.uk

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                  Previously a headteacher of two schools, the first a junior school and the second a primary school and children’s centre, Lisa joined the HIAS English team in 2014.

                  Her main areas of responsibility are:

                  • supporting schools in raising attainment and progress
                  • providing professional development for English leaders and schools.

                  Lisa works alongside teachers and leaders in developing top quality teaching and data analysis to secure improvements and outcomes for children. She has significant experience of leadership development and uses this when working with subject leaders to further develop and build capacity within schools. Lisa is committed to partnership working and is currently working with the Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) and the School Library Service to provide bespoke courses with high quality resources.

                  Hannah Robinson

                  e: hannah.robinson@hants.gov.uk

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                  Hannah joined the Hampshire English team in April 2014. Her main areas of expertise and responsibility are:

                  • working closely with teachers and subject leaders to provide support, guidance, advice and training to improve the quality of teaching and learning in English
                  • supporting schools in improving outcomes in pupils’ reading and writing, ensuring progression
                  • providing professional development for schools within all aspects of English
                  • providing training to develop practice and provision to support early reading and phonics
                  • Inference training
                  • Talk Boost KS1 training
                  • writing and reading moderation in KS1 and KS2.

                  Hannah is an experienced adviser and practitioner who provides training through projects, courses, INSET, staff meetings and daily school support within all aspects of primary English.

                  Owen Tromans

                  e: owen.tromans@hants.gov.uk

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                  Previously an English manager and Year 5/6 leader at Whitchurch Primary School, Owen joined the HIAS English team in January 2016. His main areas of responsibility are:

                  • working alongside primary phase teachers and subject leaders to improve the quality of teaching and learning in English
                  • leading professional development opportunities for teachers and English managers
                  • supporting schools in raising attainment in English through planning and curriculum design.

                  Owen has worked in both small village settings and large town schools in Hampshire. He effectively developed a reading for pleasure approach at Whitchurch, which lead to high pupil engagement with reading and excellent outcomes at Key Stage 2. Owen believes that a creative, text-led English curriculum can deliver both engaging lessons and strong attainment. He has worked as an ECT mentor and writing moderator at Key Stage 2.

                  • Mathematics

                    Co-Lead Inspector/Adviser (Primary)

                    Kathryn Spencer

                    e: kathryn.spencer@hants.gov.uk

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                    Previously a headteacher of two schools, the first a junior school and the second a primary school and children’s centre, Lisa joined the HIAS English team in 2014.

                    Kate has been working for HIAS since 2017.

                    Her main areas of work include:

                    • leading and managing the mathematics school improvement team for Hampshire
                    • challenge and support for all schools through in-school professional development
                    • challenge and support for evaluating quality of teaching and learning.

                    Kate works with governors, headteachers, senior leaders and class teachers to advise on supporting and developing high quality teaching and learning of mathematics. She works with a range of establishments including teaching schools, the Solent Maths Hub and academies, and uses these links to inform professional development. She has a particular interest in transition, assessment, and task design which particularly challenges pupils working at greater depth and has been part of the Hampshire Assessment team for Key Stage 1 moderation. Kate also takes the lead in provision for pupils with special educational needs. She is also a member of the Association of Mathematics.

                    Co-Lead Inspector/Adviser (Secondary)

                    Jo Lees

                    e: jo.lees@hants.gov.uk

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                    Jo has worked for HIAS since 2008. Her main areas of responsibility include:

                    • leading and managing the mathematics school improvement team for Hampshire
                    • maintaining a strategic overview of the teaching and learning of mathematics across all phases of education, including mainstream, special school and alternative provision
                    • providing professional development for teachers of mathematics both in-school and through centre-based courses
                    • monitoring and analysing statutory data for outcomes in mathematics
                    • providing teaching and learning materials for use in school to facilitate and enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.

                    Jo fulfils two main roles, that of co-lead inspector/adviser for mathematics in Hampshire and that of challenge partner to secondary LLPs, working with senior leaders in HIAS and in schools to secure whole school improvement. Jo specialises in supporting schools in all phases to develop their mathematics provision for all learners. This includes curriculum development, support with subject knowledge and pedagogy and the interpretation and use of data. Her particular area of interest and expertise is in provision for those learners working at greater depth.

                    Jo is currently a member of the CPD committee for the Mathematical Association and the Education Committee for the London Mathematical Society. She is also working with development groups in the Advisory Committee for Mathematics Education (ACME). ACME is based at the Royal Society and aims to influence government strategy and policies with a view to improving the outcomes of mathematics teaching and learning in England. Jo was a full committee member of ACME until 2013 and was involved in the production of the ACME report Empowering Teachers: Success for Learners. Jo was a member of the advisory group working with the DfE to develop the 2014 National Curriculum and has also worked with the Standards and Testing Agency to develop assessment materials for KS1 and for online teacher training.

                    Before joining HIAS, Jo worked in primary and secondary schools as both a subject and as a senior leader. She has also been a school governor. Jo works closely with professional associations for mathematics education to develop mathematics teaching nationally and regularly contributes to annual conferences to disseminate the work of HIAS more widely.

                    Teaching and Learning Adviser

                    Nicola Barber

                    e: nicola.farrage@hants.gov.uk

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                    Nikki joined the HIAS Maths team in June 2022. Her main responsibilities are:

                    • working closely with teachers and subject leaders to provide support, challenge and guidance to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Maths
                    • supporting schools in improving outcomes in pupils’ mathematics and ensure there is clear progression
                    • leading professional development opportunities for teachers and Maths leaders
                    • leading courses in response to schools, local authority and national priorities within mathematics.

                    Nikki is passionate about teaching and learning in Maths and supports schools who are looking to develop their mathematics curriculum to ensure the best outcomes from their pupils. She has a particular interest in developing learning journeys and task design to both support and challenge all pupils.

                    Olivia Goodburn

                    e: olivia.goodburn@hants.gov.uk

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                    Olivia joined HIAS in June 2022, having been an Assistant Headteacher of a large primary school. Alongside this role, she worked as a Maths Curriculum Lead across a partnership of five schools and was also a Southampton Local Authority Moderator. Her main areas of responsibility are:

                    • Providing challenge to schools, to promote and inform their self-evaluation, reflection and improvement.
                    • Advising leaders and teachers in developing quality first teaching, including supporting teachers to plan, teach and evaluate lessons and sequences of lessons.
                    • Analysing pupils’ strengths and weakness in mathematics to provide high quality feedback on current position.
                    • Leading courses and whole school INSET events according to locally identified needs.

                    Olivia has a passion for supporting schools to embed a rich, relevant and exciting curriculum that reflects a commitment to personalised learning and a robust whole school learning journey for all children.

                    Rebecca Vickers

                    e: rebecca.vickers@hants.gov.uk

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                    Rebecca has 15 years’ experience both as a classroom teacher and deputy headteacher and joined HIAS in September 2015.

                    Her main areas of work include:

                    • providing challenge and support for evaluating the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools
                    • in-school support for teachers and leaders of mathematics
                    • leading courses in response to national and local priorities within mathematics.

                    Rebecca works with schools to develop mathematics teaching, their mathematics curriculum and to help identify barriers to pupil progress.

                    • Art

                      Jayne Stillman

                      e: jayne.stillman@hants.gov.uk

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                      Jayne joined HIAS in 2003. She has an MA in Education from Bath University and a doctorate from Winchester University. Her main areas of work include:

                      • providing challenge and support for all schools through in-school professional development tailored to your needs
                      • high quality professional development opportunities for art
                      • health and safety subject advice
                      • support to develop and apply for Artsmark and Arts Awards
                      • ECT / Art training sessions
                      • collation and celebration of art in county exhibition at EII Court, Winchester
                      • curating the Climate Change Installation project 2021 and the Climate Unity project 2022.

                      Management partnership bookings are individually tailored to suit a school’s requirements and provide both support and challenge. INSET sessions can be provided to support the development needs of your art curriculum. Practical skills workshops can also directly support teaching and learning opportunities and provide time for nurturing well-being and team building. Each year a programme is offered for the professional development of secondary art ECTs.

                      Working with Winchester University Jayne has accredited teachers’ action research projects and enabled achievement at master’s level. She is the co-author of a book about primary art education.

                      HIAS art support workshops offer various sessions for primary practical skills building termly. Other networks include a GCSE art network group, a photography network, a Strategic Art Secondary group, a special school network and area KS3/4 cluster meetings.

                      • Assessment and Recording of Achievement

                        Chris Cheal

                        e: christopher.cheal@hants.gov.uk

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                        Chris is passionate about teaching and learning in English and supports schools looking to develop leadership capacity so that they are secure in developing an effectively sequenced curriculum, whist understanding how effective monitoring, evaluation and continuing professional development will positively impact progress for all children.

                        His main areas of expertise are:

                        • developing effective whole school pedagogical approaches to reading, which support decoding, fluency and comprehension.
                        • whole school curriculum development in English, which is progressive and well sequenced.
                        • supporting schools with approaches to formative assessment so that learning in English builds upon a secure understanding of what a child can already do
                        • end of key stage statutory assessment, including writing moderation.

                        Chris also co-leads the team of LA assessment inspectors and moderators for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. This role includes coordinating and delivering training to support schools in developing their approaches to formative and summative assessment, as well as overseeing the process of statutory assessment.

                        Julia Roberts

                        e: julia.roberts@hants.gov.uk

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                        Julia joined HIAS in 2020. Prior to this she was a headteacher in a large primary school where she successfully secured sustained improvement in challenging circumstances. As well as having taught in a range of infant, junior and primary schools, she has worked with schools across Hamp- shire and West Sussex as a Local Leader of Education.

                        Julia’s main areas of work include:

                        • acting as the Leadership and Learning Partner of a range of primary phase schools
                        • working with schools to secure improvement in the quality of education
                        • supporting self-evaluation and school improvement planning
                        • working on assessment – statutory, formative and summative.

                        She works with schools to support all aspects of work including professional development and has experience of delivering national leadership programmes. Julia is particularly interested in secur- ing progress for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils and supporting schools in providing an inclu- sive approach for all.

                        Julia co-leads the team of LA assessment advisers and moderators for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

                        • Computing

                          County Inspector

                          Sue Savory

                          e: sue.savory@hants.gov.uk

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                          Sue has been working for HIAS since 2009.

                          Her main areas of work include:

                          • county-wide leadership for the computing curriculum
                          • computing subject matter expert for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
                          • carrying out safeguarding training and support
                          • providing advice on safeguarding and supporting the work of the Local Safeguarding Partnership
                          • provide support and training for schools on online safety
                          • leading on preventing radicalisation in schools
                          • leading on secondary personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and relationships, health and sex education (RHSE)
                          • carrying out support and training for primary PSHE/RHSE
                          • challenging and support for all schools through in-school professional development
                          • challenging and support for evaluating quality of teaching and learning
                          • facilitating subject networks for secondary computing.
                          • facilitating subject networks for primary and secondary PSHE/RHSE.

                          Sue works with governors, headteachers, senior leaders, middle leaders and class teachers to advise on supporting and developing high quality teaching and learning for computing. She works with subject leaders in all phases to support the most effective way of delivering these subjects. Sue has also organised Hampshire Computing specific conferences.

                          She is also a member of the organisation of Computers at School (CAS) and is carrying out work for three school-based computing hubs in the local area. She is also a subject matter expert for computing, work that has been commissioned by STEM Learning.

                          Sue also works increasingly to support schools in safeguarding including organising the annual Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) conference.

                          Sue has also organised Hampshire PSHE conferences, facilitated subject networks and provides support and challenge for PHSE and RHSE at primary and secondary level.

                          Inspector/Adviser

                          Phil Bagge

                          e: phil.bagge@hants.gov.uk

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                          Phil has worked for HIAS since 2014.

                          He has three main areas of responsibility, namely:

                          • helping schools understand and develop their computing curriculum
                          • helping schools develop cross-curricular use of their IT systems, including learning platforms
                          • promoting safe use of technology.

                          Phil was involved with drafting the computing curriculum through Computing at School (CAS) and the British Computing Society and was a member of the DfE expert panel to advise teacher training organisations on the move from ICT to computing. He is a CAS Computing Master Teacher and a contributing author to Compute-IT, a KS3 scheme of work, and author of How to teach primary programming using Scratch. A speaker at computing conferences, his online computing science resources http://code-it.co.uk supported by HIAS, are the sixth most used primary programming resource in England and are used by schools around the world.

                          Phil is passionate about:

                          • the importance of every child being exposed to research-informed quality computing teaching and learning
                          • the power of computing to develop pupil resilience and perseverance
                          • the importance of a balanced curriculum of Computing Science, IT and online safety
                          • that every teacher, with training, can teach outstanding computing lessons
                          • the importance of progression rather than just activity in primary computing.

                          Phil works part time for HIAS and continues to teach computing in two Hampshire primary schools.

                          • Design and Technology

                            Sarah Pook

                            e: sarah.pook2@hants.gov.uk

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                            Sarah joined the HIAS team in September 2017 from a leadership position in Southampton. She works with all school staff and stakeholders to advise and support with the development of:

                            • high quality teaching and learning in Design and Technology
                            • effective Design and Technology leadership
                            • Health and Safety in Design and Technology
                            • creating a curriculum suitable for students with diverse cultural and educational needs, enabling students to learn theory through practical experiences, addressing their specific needs through the use of different learning approaches, in order to support their further progress
                            • supporting Design and Technology at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
                            • exam specification advice.

                            Prior to joining the HIAS team, Sarah previously worked in industry and mainstream education. Sarah was part of the extended leadership team in a Southampton secondary school as a lead practitioner of Design and Technology. She has also been a Head of Food Technology and a Head of Design Technology.

                            She runs county and national courses and is able to work with school leaders to develop and lead bespoke professional development tailored to the specific needs of each school. She is able to advise and support within all areas of the Design and Technology curriculum throughout primary and secondary education.

                            Sarah is also a Registered Design and Technology Health and Safety Consultant for the Design and Technology Association (RDTHSC) and is available to train and support you with your health and safety requirements and machine and tool usage. In addition to this, she is also able to deliver Level 1/2/3 training in food hygiene via the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Sarah is available to work within county, nationally and internationally in all aspects of design and technology.

                            • Geography

                              Lead Inspector/Adviser

                              Kate Broadribb

                              e: kate.broadribb@hants.gov.uk

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                              Kate has 20 years’ teaching experience in Hampshire schools and an absolute passion for geography and digital technology. Kate’s background as an Advanced Skills Teacher for geography enabled her to undertake outreach work, collaborating with local educators to develop creative and challenging geography curriculums across all key stages.

                              For the past ten years Kate has worked as Senior Leader of Learning with responsibility for implementing a yearly continuing professional development (CPD) programme and embedding EdTech across a school community. Most recently Kate has been project lead for the Department for Education (DfE) Edtech Demonstrator programme, providing peer-to-peer support and expert advice on digital strategy and how to successfully embed educational technologies in the classroom.

                              After six years as a member of the DfE Teacher Reference Panel she remains committed to understanding the changing educational landscape, supporting schools to develop sustainable EdTech strategies and improving the quality of geography education.

                              Inspector/Adviser

                              Natalie Wisdom

                              e: natalie.wisdom@hants.gov.uk

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                              Natalie has 10 years teaching experience in Hampshire schools and is the Head of Geography in her school. During her time as Geography subject lead, Natalie has helped her school to be accredited as a Trailblazer school and won a national geography competition in association with Digimaps and Ordnance Survey.

                              Since 2018, Natalie has been seconded to work in multiple schools in Hampshire as a Subject Leader Curriculum Coach and has worked with teachers and headteachers to create an engaging (use of VR headsets, fieldwork and trips), purposeful and skills-based curriculum. She has an overall passion for the primary foundation curriculum and is currently working as curriculum lead as well as geography lead in her current school.

                              Previously, Natalie has worked alongside the Solent SCITT to deliver humanities training for prospective teachers. This role involved educating the trainees on the national curriculum for both history and geography, sharing examples of best practice from her own and other local schools and sharing her knowledge around the teaching and learning of humanities.

                              • History

                                Teaching and Learning Adviser (Primary)

                                Justine Ball

                                e: justine.ball@hants.gov.uk

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                                Justine joined HIAS in June 2015. Her areas of responsibility include:

                                • professional support for RE, SMSC, British values and Prevent in primary schools
                                • training courses, networks and an annual conference for primary RE teachers and subject leaders
                                • editorship of RE Primary News and involvement in two RE websites.

                                Justine has a degree in Theology from Oxford University and a Masters in Religious Studies with Chester University. She has worked across education, both in primary schools and in adult further education. Prior to joining the team, she worked in a primary school, where she taught across the infant and junior classes. She held the post of RE, history and worship co-ordinator for several years, leading her school through a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection and has written the policies for collective worship and RE. She was also successful in gaining the National Quality Mark for History in 2015.

                                Justine has completed two programmes of study with the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University, exploring the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews and the experiences of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Europe. She also holds Levels 1 and 2 SAPERE Philosophy for children (P4C) qualifications. Justine is currently Joint Chair of the Association of RE Inspectors Advisers and Consultants (AREIAC) and a member of Culham St Gabriel Trust’s steering group for RE.

                                Teaching and Learning Adviser (Secondary)

                                Sarah Herrity

                                e: sarah.herrity@hants.gov.uk

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                                Sarah joined HIAS as the teaching and learning adviser for secondary history in 2017 and has since taken on roles focussed on whole school issues.

                                Her main roles are:

                                • inspection, advice and bespoke training of secondary history departments and history leaders to facilitate school improvement
                                • leading HTLC secondary history professional development courses
                                • leading the Secondary History Steering Group
                                • editing the HIAS history curriculum update History Matters
                                • quality assurance of ECT teachers and coaching ECT mentors
                                • investigating complaints to Ofsted concerning safeguarding in schools
                                • advising governors on inclusion and wellbeing.

                                Sarah is passionate about schools developing an ambitious and inclusive, research-based curriculum. She has extensive experience leading the development of teaching and learning across Hampshire, including her previous roles as Hampshire lead history teacher and Hampshire lead history Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) from 2009-2017.

                                As a history leader, NQT manager and AST within her last school, Sarah led a range of whole school improvement strategies. More recently, she developed the school alternative curriculum to include a personal development programme and led the teaching and learning drive team to implement a culture of whole school action research.

                                • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

                                  Lead Inspector/Adviser

                                  Mark Kingswood

                                  e: mark.kingswood@hants.gov.uk

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                                  Mark joined the HIAS team in January 2022 after a successful career in senior leadership and headship in Hampshire.

                                  Mark has led high performing teams achieving excellent outcomes for learners. He has led a specialist language college provision, including introducing successful programmes of core languages and promoting engagement and high standards in Modern Foreign Languages. He has taught French, German and Spanish to A-Level as well as being the strategic lead for a programme of Key Stage 2 languages across a large cluster of primary schools.

                                  Mark has extensive experience of successfully managing Ofsted inspections and driving swift and focussed school improvement in high stakes contexts. He has worked in all areas of middle and senior leadership, with a particular interest and specialism in curriculum planning, effective recruitment, budget and personnel management, development of leaders and leadership skills and personal development and pastoral care.

                                  Mark has a wealth of experience using empathy, open communication, and relentless determination working with schools in overcoming challenging circumstances to improve outcomes and life chances for young people, often from disadvantaged communities.

                                  During a secondment in Hampshire as an Executive Headteacher, Mark oversaw a federation of schools and consequently has a strong understanding of how to effectively manage the balance of day-to-day operational school leadership with a relentless strategic focus.

                                  Inspector/Adviser

                                  Adam Clements

                                  e: adam.clements@hants.gov.uk

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                                  Adam joined the HIAS team in September 2023 on part-time secondment whilst maintaining his current Learning Leader for Languages role at Brookfield School in Fareham.

                                  Having completed his teacher training in Aberdare, Wales - teaching in a disadvantaged school as part of the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, he moved back to the south coast in 2015, where he has since held posts as whole school Raising Boys’ Achievement Programme Lead and more recently as Head of Languages.

                                  Within his current role, he leads a large team which secures excellent outcomes for its learners by promoting high standards and celebrating the importance of languages within the curriculum. Teaching both French and Spanish to GCSE as well as some KS3 German. Adam particularly enjoys curriculum planning and developing resources to bring these plans to life in an engaging way and is therefore excited about the challenge that the new languages GCSE qualifications bring.

                                  Beyond his role, Adam actively participates in the Fareham and Gosport curriculum development group and regularly presents to colleagues of all levels to share his knowledge and experience.

                                  Kerry Yates

                                  e: kerry.yates@hants.gov.uk

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                                  Kerry joined the HIAS team in September 2023 on secondment. As Subject Leader for Modern Languages at an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school in North Hampshire, Kerry has led a team of language specialists to improve the provision of language teaching. Over the last 25 years, Kerry has experienced numerous changes in language teaching, and the most recent focus has been the development of a new curriculum for French and German, with an emphasis on speaking using key vocabulary and structures. This has resulted in increased confidence, engagement and GCSE uptake. The strong results are mostly due to performance in the speaking and writing components.

                                  Following the pandemic, Kerry coordinated the COVID recovery plan and her school’s approach to intervention and transition from primary school across all subjects. Kerry has also recently acted as Faculty Leader for Communications, taking the strategic lead for English as well as Languages.

                                  Since 2018, Kerry has been joint chair of the Local Area Modern Languages Panel and thoroughly enjoyed learning together and sharing ideas with other local schools. Kerry is passionate about coaching and mentoring colleagues, ECTs and trainees.

                                  • Personal Development Learning

                                    Helen Dear

                                    e: helen.dear@hants.gov.uk

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                                    Helen is an experienced senior leader, having spent the last eleven years in senior management within schools in Southampton and Hampshire and most recently being the Head teacher at a school in Hampshire.

                                    Helen has worked within challenging contexts and has led in several areas of school improvement which include the curriculum and teaching and learning. She also worked with schools and leaders across the country as part of a school improvement model for a large academy chain.

                                    Helen is an English specialist and presided over significant improvements in English both at middle and senior leadership level and worked with several schools to help improve their outcomes for English. During her tenure as a Headteacher Helen was passionate about personal development and the links between this and academic performance which in a post Covid world seem even more pertinent and relevant as an area of school improvement for Headteachers today.

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                                    • Religious Education (RE)

                                      Teaching and Learning Adviser (Primary)

                                      Justine Ball

                                      e: justine.ball@hants.gov.uk

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                                      Justine joined HIAS in June 2015. Her areas of responsibility include:

                                      • professional support for RE, SMSC, British values and Prevent in primary schools
                                      • training courses, networks and an annual conference for primary RE teachers and subject leaders
                                      • editorship of RE Primary News and involvement in two RE websites.

                                      Justine has a degree in Theology from Oxford University and a Masters in Religious Studies with Chester University. She has worked across education, both in primary schools and in adult further education. Prior to joining the team, she worked in a primary school, where she taught across the infant and junior classes. She held the post of RE, history and worship co-ordinator for several years, leading her school through a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection and has written the policies for collective worship and RE. She was also successful in gaining the National Quality Mark for History in 2015.

                                      Justine has completed two programmes of study with the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University, exploring the history, culture and theology of Muslims and Jews and the experiences of Christians, Jews and Muslims in Europe. She also holds Levels 1 and 2 SAPERE Philosophy for children (P4C) qualifications. Justine is currently Joint Chair of the Association of RE Inspectors Advisers and Consultants (AREIAC) and a member of Culham St Gabriel Trust’s steering group for RE.

                                      Teaching and Learning Adviser (Secondary)

                                      Chris May

                                      e: Chris.May@hants.gov.uk

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                                      Chris joined HIAS in November 2022 on a part time secondment. He has an MA in Philosophy from the University of London and a B.A in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. He has published an article on RE and social justice with Pat Hannam in the Journal of Religious Education and written for RE Today. Chris holds professional membership of several relevant organisations. He is a member of the Association of RE Inspectors and Advisers and Consultants (AREIAC), the Association of University Lecturers in Religious Education (AULRE) and the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB). He also holds Levels 1 and 2 SAPERE Philosophy for children (P4C) qualifications. Prior to joining HIAS, Chris has taught at his current school for thirteen years, as Head of RE and currently Head of Humanities. His main areas of work with HIAS include:

                                      • giving county-wide leadership for secondary religious education
                                      • supporting schools in raising attainment and progress in RE
                                      • running high quality relevant and engaging continuing professional development for heads of department and subject leaders of RE as well as curriculum development opportunities for SLT responsible for management of RE
                                      • offering in-school support to evaluate, challenge, coach and develop the quality of teaching in schools
                                      • running bespoke CPD workshops and training including leading RE; supporting students at risk of educational disadvantage, SMSC and teaching controversial issues in RE
                                      • editorship of RE Secondary News and involvement in two RE websites

                                      • Science

                                        Teaching and Learning Adviser (Primary)

                                        Emma Cooper

                                        e: emma.cooper3@hants.gov.uk

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                                        Emma joined Kevin and David on the science team in September 2021. During her 17 years’ teaching career, she held many different roles such as assistant head and deputy head. She has led science for over seven years and more recently, in light of the new curriculum, has led the successful development of the curriculum in foundation subjects. Emma worked as in integral part of the SLT in order to drive improvements across all subjects.

                                        Being fresh out of the classroom, Emma understands explicitly the expectations and standards in all areas of the primary curriculum with a particularly deep understanding of the importance of a high quality science education. She has ensured consistency in teaching of science, developing a clear progression of learning and has developed other subject leaders to have the same accountability in their subjects.

                                        Emma is keen to develop links between primary and secondary schools within science, paying particular attention to ensuring tighter progression between the key stages through sharing good practice.

                                        Teaching and Learning Adviser (Secondary)

                                        Kevin Neil

                                        e: kevin.neil@hants.gov.uk

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                                        Kevin joined HIAS in September 2021. He has a first-class degree in Palaeobiology and Evolution and has taught in a range of schools across Hampshire. Kevin was previously a science teacher, second in department, and Head of Science across the two-campus secondary school, Crestwood Community School.

                                        For the past three years Kevin has also been part of the senior leadership team with a responsibility for teaching and learning, rolling out many of the successful actions from his science department across the whole school. These included the use of powerful knowledge statements, the use of Shed Loads of Practice (SLOP), the school-wide use of retrieval practice and daily review, and a range of AFL strategies.

                                        Kevin was also Chair of the Eastleigh Science Consortium for several years, leading CPD with science departments across the Eastleigh area.

                                        Kevin is passionate about developing the use of cognitive science in science teaching, including Rosenshine’s principles, dual coding, retrieval practice and cognitive load theory.

                                        • Special Educational Needs (SEN)

                                          Frances Akinde

                                          e: frances.akinde@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Frances joined HIAS in 2023, taking up the post of HIAS Special Needs Inspector/Adviser. Frances brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, having previously worked as a headteacher of a Secondary Special School (11-19) for learners with Autism and associated difficulties, and as a qualified SENCO.

                                          Over the last 20 years, Frances has worked in a variety of leadership roles across primary, secondary, special/alternative provision and local authority; from Art & Design Technology teacher to an SLCN advisory teacher liaising with speech and language therapists across a local authority.

                                          Over two decades of experience in education has enabled Frances to:

                                          • develop a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by students with special needs
                                          • develop a passion for ensuring inclusion and success
                                          • foster an inclusive and supportive environment, where every student has opportunity to thrive.

                                          In her current role as a HIAS Special Needs Inspector/Adviser, Frances will be utilising her expertise to:

                                          • provide guidance and support to schools and educators
                                          • work closely with school leaders and teachers to develop effective strategies that meet the diverse needs of their students.

                                          Frances’ commitment to promoting inclusivity and addressing educational inequities extends beyond HIAS. Her passion for advocacy has led her to actively participate in national campaigns, including on intersectionality, specifically the intersection of race and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In January 2023, Frances co-launched the BAMEed SEND hub as part of the BAMEed Network; a dynamic network that strives to foster diversity and tackle racial disparities in the field of education.

                                          Frances also dedicates her efforts to promoting awareness and understanding of neurodiversity. Frances actively engages with organisations and initiatives that emphasise embracing the unique strengths and perspectives of individuals with neurodivergent traits, fostering an inclusive environment that celebrates and supports diverse needs and abilities.

                                          Sarah Kiel

                                          e: sarah.kiel@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Sarah has been working for HIAS since 1997. Her main areas of work include:

                                          • improving standards and the quality of teaching and learning for children and young people with SEND from 0 to 25 in all phases of education
                                          • providing challenge, advice and support in implementing and meeting the requirements of SEN and disability legislation
                                          • delivering training, consultancy and advice on SEND issues across all phases to leadership teams, governing bodies, teachers, teaching assistants, parent groups and within the local authority as appropriate.

                                          Sarah specialises in all aspects of SEND across all phases of education. Her particular specialisms include autism, behaviour, physical disabilities and language and communication. She works as a Leadership and Learning Partner for a range of special schools within Hampshire and with mainstream and special schools on all aspects of school improvement.

                                          Sarah has effective links with other teams in Hampshire Children’s Services and works with them to ensure the progress and well-being of all groups of vulnerable children and young people.

                                          Sarah has worked in mainstream and special schools in teaching and leadership roles and as an Ofsted inspector.

                                          SEN teaching and learning advisers

                                          Di Lowth

                                          e: diana.lowth@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Di was primary trained and worked for eight years at a junior school before moving to secondary. Here she swiftly became the SENCO and stayed for 17 years. Currently, Di teaches English in a specialist autism provision.

                                          Di is passionate about young people achieving their potential and removing the barriers to achievement.

                                          In her other roles, Di has been Safeguarding Lead, English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher, Designated Teacher for looked after children and Literacy across the curriculum as well as being on the Senior Leadership Team in both schools.

                                          Lisa Bitri

                                          e: Lisa.Bitri@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Lisa joins HIAS as a Teaching and Learning Adviser for SEN, following 21 years of working in education. She worked as a classroom teacher and SENCO in the primary phase and gained experience in both academic and pastoral roles as a Year Leader, member of the school's Senior Leadership Team and Inclusion Team.

                                          Lisa has worked as a member of Portsmouth’s Inclusion Outreach Service since 2021, helping to build expertise in mainstream schools to support pupils with SEND. In this capacity she has worked closely with a range of professionals developing training for teaching assistants and developing guidance and resources, as well as collaborating with teaching staff to support improving standards of teaching and learning. Lisa holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Molecular Biology, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and SENCO national accreditation.

                                          Marie Mullins

                                          e: marie.mullins@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Marie has worked as a successful classroom teacher and in the latter years as a Lead Practitioner and Key Stage Leader in a special needs school since 1998. She has delivered outreach support to a range of schools, many in challenging circumstances. Marie has extensive experience in developing teachers of all abilities to become more confident and proficient in all aspects of their teaching. Marie specialises in all aspects of SEND across all phases of education. Her particular specialisms include autism, behaviour, physical disabilities and language and communication.

                                          Marie is really looking forward to the new role and loves problem solving to enable children to reach their full potential.

                                          Inspector/Adviser for Tackling educational disadvantage

                                          Victoria Flynn

                                          e: victoria.flynn@hants.gov.uk

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                                          Victoria supports school improvement across a range of settings, including Early Years Foundation Stage, primary and secondary key stages, education centres and special schools. Her role involves working with settings at many different levels, including providing whole school and leadership support, offering training and in-school support for governors, leaders and practitioners and undertaking whole school reviews, for example pupil premium reviews. Victoria’s role has a focus on improving provision and outcomes for children and young people vulnerable to under- achievement by virtue of their circumstance and the impact of socio-economic disadvantage. She has expertise in securing inclusive cultures and environments for all children and young people and in securing high quality teaching and learning. Additionally, Victoria has specialism in English teaching and has had very positive impact on English provision, leadership and outcomes at both primary and secondary phases. Victoria has experience supporting the delivery of the Early Career Framework.

                                          Victoria is driven by the belief that, when schools support their most vulnerable pupils effectively, all will benefit, and her work on disadvantaged pupils has led to her being commissioned by Rosendale and Durrington Research Schools, Oxfordshire local authority (LA), West Sussex LA, Surrey LA, various multi academy trusts and by Jersey LA as part of their implementation of the Jersey Premium.

                                          Victoria aims to develop positive relationships that enable robust challenge through collaborative problem solving and the use of research to inform principles and action.

                                          • Social Justice, Rights and Diversity Education

                                            Minnie Moore

                                            e: minnie.moore@hants.gov.uk

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                                            Minnie joined HIAS in 1999, initially as part of the Rights and Diversity Education (RADE) Centre management team and associated teacher/adviser.

                                            Her role has developed significantly to encompass a wide range of support and guidance for schools, governors, and children and young people.

                                            Minnie currently works within the Vulnerable Children’s team in Education and Inclusion. Her main areas of work include:

                                            • promoting Rights Respecting Education
                                            • equality and diversity training and support
                                            • challenging and responding to prejudicial language and behaviour
                                            • pupil voice and participation
                                            • facilitating pupil voice groups/projects across county
                                            • promoting the climate agenda in schools.