Meet the Staff Team
Teaching School Hubs Council members are supported in the delivery of their advisory and capacity building functions by a small Central Team made up of seven roles.
Senior Capacity Improvement Advisor
Kathryn is the Senior Capacity Improvement Advisor for the Teaching School Hubs Council. She leads the design, development and quality assurance of the TSH Support Programme. Kathryn ensures the programme keeps pace with the evolving policy landscape and hubs’ role within it and enables hubs to successfully meet their DfE Conditions of Designation.
Kathryn is a former primary Deputy Head Teacher, MAT Director of Professional Development, Chair of Governors and charity trustee. Having previously worked at Ambition Institute (Associate Dean for Learning Design) and the Teacher Development Trust (Head of Leadership Development), Kathryn is passionate about working in the field of teacher and leader education.
With a keen interest in organisational development and understanding the enabling conditions for growth, Kathryn is an accredited Fierce Conversations coach and has worked with many schools to help them maximise the impact of their professional conversations. Kathryn is currently studying an MA in Educational Leadership at the University of Gloucestershire, where she is also a Research Associate, as well as working on an ERASMUS+ project.
Head of Policy
Gareth is the Head of Policy for the Teaching School Hubs Council. He manages all policy areas across the TSHC, working to ensure that the needs of TSHs are represented to DfE policy teams and communicating key policy areas to hubs.
Gareth has worked in education his entire career and is passionate about the crucial role education plays in improving learner outcomes and boosting social mobility. He worked for several years in FE and Skills policy at the National Union of Students and the Association of Employment and Learning Providers, leading policy teams in responding to significant reforms to colleges and qualifications and working with DfE and other stakeholders to ensure the voice of students and providers was central to reforms.
A qualified teacher, Gareth has also spent some of his career teaching in primary schools, where he has been a subject lead and ITT mentor and is currently a governor at a local school. He believes in the power and importance of play and sharing high-quality stories and texts to inspire wonder and learning.
Head of Programme
Emily is the Head of Programme for the Teaching School Hubs Council, she manages the effective design and delivery of the TSH Support Programme, ensuring the programme meets the needs of TSHs. She is also responsible for our communications and event management.
She has always been deeply interested in education, and keen to contribute to improving experiences for teachers and pupils. Having worked within organisations providing lifelong learning, she believes in the power of professional development to transform individuals and is delighted to contribute to the continuous development of teachers and leaders.
Emily has worked in many different areas in her career, most recently in the museum sector, where she has worked in learning and visitor services, working on a number of different exhibitions and projects. A MA Public History graduate, she is very interested in the way we understand and interpret the past. Emily also volunteers in a suicide prevention charity and is passionate particularly about young people’s mental health services. She is excited to bring her skills and experience in event management, training and development and operations to this role.
Senior Support Coordinator
Zoe is the Senior Support Coordinator for the Teaching Schools Hub Council. She supports the smooth running of the support programme for hubs as well as leading our customer service, assisting with query management and creating and implementing communications such as case studies.
Zoe has volunteered for several years at her local church with the kids and youth ministries. Through this, she has become increasingly passionate about the development of young people and ensuring positive outcomes for children.
Zoe has worked in a variety of roles during her career including as business support within her local authority MASH (safeguarding) team. Zoe has also worked with women’s charity Refuge supporting survivors of domestic violence. She is excited to bring her administration and customer relation skills to the role.