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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
  • 11/06/21 What an amazing day today! It was amazing to finally get the School Direct trainees together for our conference such a feel good atmosphere! The future is 100% bright in teaching in the Herts & Bucks region. Thank you to Read more
  • 11/06/21 Do have another great learning day at the beautiful , Adam and Kate and . Our Alliance: still producing fabulous experiences despite everything. Read more
  • 28/05/21 'Teaching the whole child': We've just published a new blog from our Chair, Sir Nicholas Serota, on why the arts should form part of the core in every pupil’s recovery curriculum as we emerge from the pandemic. Take a look ➡️ Read more Read more
  • 28/05/21 THIS FRIDAY: Join us as we celebrate the creative achievements of children and young people for the Festival of School and College Arts! 🎉 Find out more about the festival and how you can take part in the celebrations > Read more Read more