School Improvement Team

School improvement is a key focus of the work of the Trust and all programmes and partnership essentially contribute towards this strategic priority.  The Trust has created a small team of staff employed to work alongside and compliment the local authority school improvement service. The team provides additional support to Trust schools in key areas of the curriculum including Maths, English, Science and eLearning.

Science Leads

Louise Maule

 Louise Maule

Louise is currently on maternity leave. Please contact Laura Topping with any Science questions.

 

Laura Topping

 

To contact Laura please email her at laura.topping@ntlearningtrust.org.uk

 

 

 

Science & STEM

Laura is available to support in all North Tyneside schools free of charge. This can be through visits, workshops or networking sessions. Laura’s aim is to promote collaboration between teachers, and the sharing of excellent practice in teaching and learning. Laura also leads on the Science Learning Partnership Courses, which are available for booking on our Events Page.

Louise Maule

 Louise Maule

Louise is currently on maternity leave. Please contact Laura Topping with any Science questions.

 

Laura Topping

 

To contact Laura please email her at laura.topping@ntlearningtrust.org.uk

 

 

 

Maths Leads

Upcoming Maths Hub projects can be accessed via our Events Page or by contacting laura.greener@ntlp.org.uk.

Wendy Mitcheson    Lindsey Hassan

Wendy

 

Maths Hub

The Great North Maths Hub is part of an initiative designed to build on the excellent practice and achievement that already exists widely across the school and college system.

 The Great North Maths Hub will:

  •  identify needs and agree priorities for support in our area
  •  co-ordinate a range of high quality specialist mathematics support which may include commissioning external organisations to provide bespoke support and enabling new forms of collaboration
  • critically evaluate the quality and impact of the support provided, including utilisation of participant feedback, as well as more details evaluative research used to test innovations

Upcoming Maths Hub projects can be accessed via our Events Page or by contacting laura.greener@ntlp.org.uk.

Wendy Mitcheson    Lindsey Hassan

Wendy

 

English Lead

Colleen Stephenson

Colleen

 

To request Colleen’s support please contact Gill Kemp, School Improvement Officer for Primary Standards at gill.kemp@northtyneside.gov.uk.

 

 

English

Colleen is seconded for 1 day a week and at present supports schools, focusing on literacy.  Throughout the last year she has spent one term in a school assisting with the set up of Read Write Inc,  spent a term and a half delivering writing interventions with the aim to boost KS1 SATs results.

Colleen Stephenson

Colleen

 

To request Colleen’s support please contact Gill Kemp, School Improvement Officer for Primary Standards at gill.kemp@northtyneside.gov.uk.

 

 

eLearning Lead

Laura Dickinson

Laura Dickinson

To request support from Laura email laura.dickinson@ntlearningtrust.org.uk

 

 

 

Laura was secured as the Trust’s eLearning Lead in January 2015 and can support schools, both Primary and Secondary, in ICT teaching and the use of technology in learning. Laura also leads on the Apple Regional Training Centre, details of which can be found here.

 

Apple RTC

The Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) is a community programme and as such is about sharing each others’ learning experiences and knowledge between peers. The RTCs in the UK are learning-hubs within local regions, promoting collaboration and the sharing of resources and practices. The North Tyneside Learning Trust Apple RTC is based at Trust school, Stephenson Memorial Primary, and offers free Apple based training for all of the schools not only in North Tyneside, but across the whole of the North East. The centre focuses on enhancing and transforming Teaching and Learning with Apple technology, including iPads, iPods and iMacs.

Laura Dickinson

Laura Dickinson

To request support from Laura email laura.dickinson@ntlearningtrust.org.uk

 

 

 

Laura was secured as the Trust’s eLearning Lead in January 2015 and can support schools, both Primary and Secondary, in ICT teaching and the use of technology in learning. Laura also leads on the Apple Regional Training Centre, details of which can be found here.