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Woodrush High School

Woodrush Teaching School Alliance

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Meet the Team

 

Natasha Rancins: Head Teacher and Founder of WTSA

Within the current climate of change in our Education system, one thing remains clear: schools are stronger when they have opportunities to work together. ALL schools have a valuable contribution to make, regardless of most recent ratings and results and this is the key principles of sharing and facilitating the best practice that drives Woodrush TSA forward. We aim to help leadership and achieve the highest of standards of learning and teaching. Ultimately, our core principle and purpose is that every student has the opportunity to achieve the very best outcomes possible.

 

 

Samantha Bullivant

Role within the Teaching School: Initial Teacher Training Coordinator

Sam is ITT coordinator for Woodrush TSA; she oversees all primary and secondary School Direct places across the alliance, ensuring that student teachers are well placed throughout their training year. Sam designs and delivers school based training for our School Direct trainees and visits them on placement to observe and give feedback. Sam is also the senior mentor for all PGCE students on university led routes and organises and delivers their whole school issues training. She has built strong relationships with 3 local universities; Birmingham, Warwick and Worcester to ensure we cover a wide geography. 

Janine Metcalfe-Taylor

Role within the Teaching School: School to School Support Coordinator

Janine is an initial contact for Client Schools, brokering SLEs, coordinating initial meets, providing guidance for SLEs with regards to key documentation, overseeing the QA process, developing SLE self-generated CPD opportunities and offering one to one support, coaching and advice for all our SLEs within the alliance. Janine is an experienced Head of English with a passion for sharing best practice and approaching education with creativity, ensuring that our training (and pedagogy) reacts and adapts to meet the needs of all our students. 

Abigail Zaman

Role within the Teaching School: Marketing and Communications Manager

Abi is an initial contact for Woodrush TSA and focuses on the promotion and marketing of CPD opportunities within the alliance, teacher training recruitment and assistance with all key communications with the teaching school. You will regularly see Abi at teacher recruitment fairs and Woodrush TSA events.