In addition to a wealth of teaching experience in her subject specialism, over the past ten years, Jen has held a number of senior leadership positions. In her current role as Director of Teaching School, Jen is responsible for the delivery of School Improvement across the Trust and local community, Initial Teacher Training, via the School Direct Programme and delivery of a targeted CPD training programme, to support Continuous Professional Development for colleagues within and beyond our Trust schools.
Jen holds an MA Degree in Education, has completed the NPQ leadership programmes; NPQML, NPQSL and most recently NPQH and is now a trained facilitator and assessor for the ML and SL programmes, regularly delivering this training.As a System Leader for Teaching Schools Council (TSC), Jen has been at the forefront of initiatives and support programs to progress school improvement across the region and support teachers in the early stages of their career. In addition to the management of emergency funding and support bids, our partner schools have benefitted from involvement in a variety of DfE funded initiatives, including the Maths and Physics Internship Programme and Sport England project.
Identification of key initiatives to support the work undertaken by Wade Deacon Trust continues to be a priority of the Teaching School, to achieve excellent educational opportunities for our learners.