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 and Bucks & Oxon Computer Hub Lead 
Paula Moore Teaching School Officer, Danes Educational Trust
Adam Baker 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)
Lu du Preez School Direct Lead, Dr Challoner's High School (Bucks hub)
John O'Callaghan CPD Lead, St Michael’s Catholic High School
  • 4/03/21 ...a sample of what and Jane shared this evening. 'Amazing resources' was the feedback du jour. 'Merci, vous etes fantastiques!' (And I still can't find the accent key, Lynette: whether it be circonflexe, grave or aigu!) Read more
  • 4/03/21 With many thanks to all of our CPD facilitators this week: a fabulous range of sessions from Dom , Andrea , Patience , Marie and Jane ....
  • 4/03/21 What is all about... World Book Day celebrates the chance to change lives through a love of books and shared reading. Whether you're discovering your first book, or your shelves are full, we know that sharing stories for ten minutes a day makes a big difference.📚 Read more
  • 1/03/21 Care about sport and physical activity in the UK? We're still consulting on what action is needed to implement our strategy over the next 10 years. This stage of the consultation will be closing on Friday 5th March. Take part and share your views 👇