Julie began her teaching career in 1990. She was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education (Mentoring) in 2001 and an MA (Education) from the University of Leicester in 2005. She is an expert in Early Years and lectured at Bishop Grosseteste University on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme for seven years. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Kirsty started her teaching career in 1994. After successfully securing her first post as a PE teacher at a large comprehensive school in Staines, Middlesex, Kirsty progressed to Deputy Head of year and later Head of Physical Education. During Kirsty’s last teaching post she was an assistant Headteacher. In 2012, Kirsty achieved an MA in Educational Leadership and Management at Nottingham University whilst working full time.
Fiona started her teaching career in 1984 as a teacher of English at a large comprehensive school in Hereford. Some years later, she moved on to teach at Toot Hill School in Bingham, where she became Second in charge of the English department and Key Skills Manager. From there, she became Head of English at Long Field School in Melton Mowbray, then Curriculum Director for seven years, before moving to Educate Teacher Training to take up the post of Quality Assurance Manager.
Simon gained his BA (QTS) Hons in 1999 and went on to work in four very different schools. Each afforded him the opportunity to hold a number of roles from subject leader, rising to Assistant and Deputy Head. Following on from Simon’s successful award of NPQH in 2011, he has recently been acting Headteacher of a large school.