Our facilitators are expert teachers and proven leaders working in schools throughout the hub communities.
Vicky Marks, Principal, New College, Pontefract.
Vicky is Principal of New College Pontefract and has wide ranging experience of leadership within both the secondary and post 16 sectors. In particular, she has experience of leading data and curriculum, as well as maths, science and SEND.
Diane Heritage, Senior Associate EEF and Education Consultant.
Diane is independent chair for the Exchange TSH strategic group. She has experience of headship and educational leadership at local, regional, and national level. Diane has developed expertise across all phases and brings a wealth of expertise in leadership development, facilitation and programme design. She is currently Senior Associate with the Education Endowment Foundation working with a range of partners to bring the use of evidence-based practice closer to schools.
Matthew Harris, Headteacher, Burton Road Primary School, Barnsley.
Matthew is a highly experienced headteacher and is a National Leader of Education (NLE). He is an experienced facilitator and has delivered headteacher and leadership CPD for Barnsley Alliance Board. In addition to Matthew’s experience and expertise as a highly successful system leader, he has worked in partnership with other schools to help facilitate their school improvement and develop their leadership capacity.
John Rooney, Headteacher, The McAuley Catholic High school, Doncaster.
John is in his second headship and has extensive leadership experience covering 25 years in schools facing a range of challenges across the North of England. He has an extensive and successful track record in developing leadership and staff teams with a particular interest in focusing on staff welfare and well-being.
Nicola Williams, NPQ Programme Lead, Exchange Teaching Hub, Knottingley.
Nicola is a highly experienced principal (formerly of The Vale Academy in Brigg), associate executive principal, and NPQ facilitator. She has also contributed to the NPQ content delivered by teaching school hubs across the UK. Nicola has a track record and reputation as a proven leader, delivering outstanding outcomes for students. She is currently leading the NPQ programme for Exchange Teaching Hub.
Kate Rowley, Director of Quality Improvement, Delta Academies Trust.
Kate is the Director of Quality Improvement for Delta Academies Trust. Before this, she was a Senior His Majesty’s Inspector for Ofsted, working across all phases of education, including with teacher training providers and local authorities. This role followed 15 very rewarding years of primary headship, including executive headship. Kate highlights the ‘best bit’ of all these roles as being the brilliant people she has worked with.
Rebecca Rowett NPQ Facilitator, Exchange Teaching Hub, Knottingley.
With over 25 years of experience working in the primary sector as a teacher, senior leader, Headteacher and most recently as a School Improvement Advisor for a local authority, Rebecca has the skills and knowledge in working with leaders to improve outcomes for children. In these roles Rebecca has facilitated school improvement through; developing leadership at all levels, providing professional development to improve the quality of teaching and learning, considering curriculum design and by supporting with strategic planning. Rebecca has been involved in the development, design and delivery of several professional development programmes for teachers, leaders and governors and is now delivering on the NPQ programmes for the Exchange Teaching Hub.