Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Salop Teaching School Partner
As Professional Development Manager, Jane’s experience of working within the Further Education sector includes teaching in the English Department at Shrewsbury College, developing provision as Programme Leader for Education, focusing on staff development and training as an Advanced Practitioner, and working in partnership with colleagues at Edge Hill University as the Course Leader for initial teacher education.
Investment by the College in promoting a coaching culture was reflected in Jane’s appointment as an Advanced Learning Coach, a role which provided opportunities to embark on research projects, lead conference workshops and contribute to published work. The successful introduction of curriculum-based Professional Learning Communities at Shrewsbury College and development of a team of Learning Coaches to support professional development has facilitated the implementation of Peer Review and Lesson Study processes, both of which draw on the principles of coaching and mentoring to inform professional dialogue.
Ros French, Deputy Principal
Meole Brace School, Salop Teaching School Alliance Partner
Ros French is an Assistant Head Teacher at a large secondary school. She leads on teaching and learning and staff development. This is her 4th school having previously worked as a senior leader in a highly successful rural teaching school and prior to that as subject leader in two inner city schools.
Her passion for teaching in the classroom remains strong and student enthusiasm and love of learning is at the heart of everything she does. Ros also has extensive experience in writing and delivering courses for AQA and Key Note Education and her courses are known for their highly interactive approach, which are relevant and thought provoking.