About Us

We are part of the Marches Academy Trust and the Alliance of Leading Learning. We are the lead school working with University of Chester from 2018  to deliver School Direct teacher training at secondary and primary level. We pride ourselves on the quality of our provision and our outstanding employability rate. Through our Teaching Alliance we work closely with 21 primary schools and 10 secondary schools.

We are a hub school for the TES Institute who offer professional development for teachers and are the leading provider of Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses.

We are a founder member of West Midlands Teach. This a group of schools across West Midlands, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire who collaborate to ensure that as providers of teacher training we are aware of current changes to government directives and at the forefront of change in ITT.

MEET THE TEAM

Kate Aspinall

K AspinallMy role is Teaching School Development Manager,  I manage the trainee teachers, organise their programme, co-ordinate tutors, lecturers and source their teaching placements. I  also organise training courses and events, liaise with local schools, businesses and individuals.

 

 

Helen Lloyd

H Lloyd

As Administrative Officer I provide clerical, research and financial admin support to Marches Training along with organising CPD for all staff and general CPD admin.  I organise courses that appear on the Marches Training Calendar and liaise with local schools and business to help meet their training needs.  I also work alongside Ruth Lloyd with the organisation of our Education Conference and Education Festival.

 

 

Julie Leoni

J LeoniI teach and lead on the academic courses in school. My areas of expertise include emotional intelligence, leadership, research, reflective practice and I have a wide experience and knowledge of different psychological approaches. I offer bespoke and off-the-peg training in these areas. I am a qualified life and business coach and work with individuals and groups on releasing their highest potential. I am the wellbeing tutor for all the trainee teachers and the NQTs.

 

 

Rob Collier 

As a lead mentor for the Marches my role is to oversee and direct subject mentors of both ITT and NQT students. I also run sessions on teaching and learning as well as elements of educational theory in the ITT seminars and NQT twilight sessions. My role is to support all trainees and NQT’s to ensure they can succeed and achieve to their potential.

 

Louise Evans

As a lead mentor for the Marches my role is to oversee and direct subject mentors of both ITT and NQT students. I also run sessions on teaching and learning as well as elements of educational theory in the ITT seminars and NQT twilight sessions. My role is to support all trainees and NQT’s to ensure they can succeed and achieve to their potential.

 

Elaine Robinson

I am the Lead Associate Tutor for School Direct at the Marches Training School which means that I am involved in the planning and delivery of the SD programme as well as supporting trainees on their placements.  I am also a National College facilitator for the NPQ programmes as well as the Specialist Leaders in Education initiative.