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
  • 7/12/19 Great to hear that Mathematical Thinking at GCSE got off to a flying start yesterday in Witney. We're also offering this work group in Theale, Reading starting on 10 January. Take a look, sign-up, get involved! Read more free CPD with Read more
  • 6/12/19 Don't wait until Christmas to book on our first computer courses! Now available at Read more More will be available soon, please keep checking!
  • 6/12/19 Hist & Eng teachers! I remember being shocked when history trainees had never read Achebe's Things Fall Apart. So I made it part of pre-course reading. With more hist depts now doing African history properly at KS3, it's a key ref point for our literary & historical imagination. Read more
  • 5/12/19 Develop your knowledge of algorithms to successfully teach this topic in GCSE . Part of the Computer Science Accelerator programme. For a listing of all courses in your area, head to Read more Upcoming courses in December 👇 Read more