Our Team

Rachel Brindley

Director, Herts and Bucks Teaching School Alliance
Director, Trust Improvement for The Danes Educational Trust
StSS, Emergency Fund and SLE Lead

Josephine Valentine CEO, The Danes Educational Trust
SSIF Sub-Regional Improvement Lead (NWLSC West)
Senior Partner, Challenge Partners
DfE Advisor
Toby Sutherland Headteacher, St Clement Danes School
Stephen Thompson Headteacher, Croxley Danes School
Michael Jones Headteacher, Parmiter’s School
Edward Conway Headteacher, St Michael’s Catholic High School
Steve McShannon Headteacher, Chessbrook ESC
Alan Roe Headteacher, Dr Challoner's High School
Rachel Smith Headteacher, Beaconsfield High School
Mike Garvey Challenge Partner Hub Manager
Assistant Head, St Clement Danes Multi-Academy Trust
Mandy Quinton Science Learning Partnership (SLP) Lead covering West Herts, Bucks, Hillingdon, Slough, Maidenhead and Marlow 
Paula Moore Teaching School Officer, Danes Educational Trust
Chris Powell ITT Lead, Parmiter’s School (Herts hub)
Mary Howard School Direct Lead, Parmiter’s School (Herts hub)
Kate Brown ITT Lead, Dr Challoner's High School (Bucks hub)
Julia Catling School Direct Lead, Dr Challoner's High School (Bucks hub)
John O'Callaghan CPD Lead, St Michael’s Catholic High School
  • 25/07/19 A couple of spaces have become available on our York summer school next week. With travel and accommodation covered, as well as bursary funding, book your place and complete the in one week Read more
  • 22/07/19 Delighted that you’re ‘on this’ Read more
  • 22/07/19 'Can anything be done about boys’ reading?' asks , based on its early data suggesting a widening of the gender gap at Key Stage 2, with 60% of boys achieving the expected standard in all 3 of reading/writing/GPS compared to 71% of girls: Read more Read more
  • 22/07/19 The Dept for Education has published a new report and analysis of teacher well-being across different roles and settings: Read more Read more