We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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We drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching.
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About Us

The TKAT Teaching School Alliance is the professional development centre for TKAT. We provide high-quality training to our Academies in London and the South of England using the expertise that we have developed and strong collaborative partnerships with external organisations with a strong track record.
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Our Partners

TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England

We are partnered with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies across 6 counties and 5 TKAT regions.

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We have a very high employment rate for our beginner teachers, indeed many have gone on to successful careers within the TKAT Teaching School Alliance.
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Group Director of Learning

Meet Our Team

Ella Roberts

Ella Roberts

Director of Teaching School

Ella has been in education for over 20 years and has worked in a variety of Schools across East Sussex, before joining TKAT in 2014 becoming Deputy Director of Learning in 2016 and then Director of Teaching School in 2019. She has held a variety of senior leadership roles including Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher and Deputy Regional Director. She has also supported many schools in a consultancy capacity including leadership development, teacher coaching, assessment and maths support.

Ella is passionate about high quality teaching and learning and ensuring all children have the best educational experience possible. As Director of Teaching School,  Ella leads the Teaching School Alliance ensuring schools have access to high quality professional development, leadership development, school to school support and coaching.

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Steve Excell

Steve Excell

TSA Administrative Officer

Following over 20 years working in finance, Steve decided upon a career change. He joined TKAT in 2015 to support the Group Director of Learning, lead school headteacher, and strategic partners in providing leadership, and development/growth to the Teaching School Alliance and wider partnerships.

In addition to this he supports the Group Director of Learning and teaching school headteacher in the maintenance, and development of the Teaching School Alliance wider network through all methods of communication.

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Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

TSA Lead - Central Region

Chris is one of our regional TSA Leads and covers the following schools:

  • Broadfield Primary Academy
  • Hilltop Primary Academy
  • Seymour Primary School
  • The Bewbush Academy
  • The Mill Primary Academy
  • The Oaks Primary School
  • Thomas Bennett Community College

Chris has been teaching for 20 years; during this time he has worked at a Senior Leadership level in both primary and secondary sectors within West Sussex schools.  His passion has always been about creating an environment where staff and pupils can thrive and he firmly believes that all staff can be successful given correctly tailored support and professional development to help them achieve this. In turn, this helps to create a purposeful learning environment to ensure all of our pupils get the best start in life as possible. 

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Andy Davies

Andy Davies

TSA Lead - Coast

Andy is one of our regional TSA Leads and covers the following schools:

  • Bridgemary School
  • Chichester High School
  • Front Lawn Primary Academy
  • Havany Academy
  • Miltoncross Academy
  • Portfield Primary Academy
  • Seal Primary Academy
  • Tangmere Academy
  • The Academy Selsey
  • Weyfield Primary Academy

Over the past 27 years, Andy has taught at five comprehensive schools and held several leadership roles at Chichester High School such as, Vice Principal, Professional Tutor, CPD Lead and Director of Teaching and Learning. As well as leading the ‘School Centred Initial Teacher Training’ for the coast Andy continues to enjoy his role as ‘Teaching Schools Alliance Lead’, supporting five secondary schools and five primary schools in the Coastal area.

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Kelly Feuillatre

Kelly Feuillatre

TSA Lead - East

Kelly is one of our regional TSA Leads and covers the following schools:

  • Dame Janet Primary School
  • Drapers Mills Primary Academy
  • Napier Community Primary
  • Newlands Primary School
  • Northdown Primary School
  • Ore Village Primary School
  • Pebsham Primary Academy
  • Pluckley C of E School
  • Rainham School for Girls
  • Salmestone Primary School
  • Smarden Primary School

 

I have been teaching for ten years at Drapers Mills Primary School. As a teacher I have taught from year 1-6 and due to the profile of our school cohort, I have had lots of experience teaching vulnerable pupils. The school has a larger than average percentage of EAL, SEN and PP premium children so I have learned many strategies to support the emotional, social and educational development of those pupils. I have been lucky enough to have been a part of the schools amazing transition from special measures to good and along that journey I began on my leadership path. Firstly, I became a year group leader and then moving onto phase leader leader and joined the SLT team. I have had experience as a KS1 moderator. 

I joined the TSA in 2017 as TSA lead for the east and as a part of this exciting phase, have enjoyed facilitating training and supporting both schools and teachers on an individual basis. 

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Kim Thackray

Kim Thackray

TSA Lead - Essex

Kim is one of our regional TSA Leads and covers the following schools:

  • Debden Park High School
  • Heybridge Primary School
  • Hylands School
  • King Harold Business & Enterprise
  • Maldon Primary School
  • Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy
  • Willow Brook Primary School

 

I have been in education for as long as I can remember, working in both the primary and secondary phases and have been a Head Teacher of both secondary and primary schools. I enjoy and have a passion for working with and building teams of staff that can provide the very best outcomes for our students.

My work although takes me away from direct teaching of learners my motivation and passion is to now support and equipping others, embedding skills, through high quality profession development to strive for and instil in them and their students a passion for life long learning.

My professional experience is vast I have led CPD and modelled for other leader’s programmes that have impacted on the standard of teaching in their schools, facilitating teaching programmes, Middle leadership programmes and coaching at all levels of leadership.

Fundamentally the key must be to provide an approach that motivates, inspires, supports, develops and increases the capacity of an individual and a whole school in a sustainable outcome and ultimately raise educational standards of all our schools

My personal interests are: Finding the ways to give teaches the strategies to engage them and their students to enjoy learning. Spending time in my home with my family and friends and walking my dogs. Plus I love to laugh.

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Naomi Kowalczyk

TSA Lead - City

Naomi is one of our regional TSA Leads and covers the following schools:

  • Cleeve Meadow
  • Cleeve Park School
  • East Wickham Primary School
  • Gray's Farm Primary Academy
  • Horizon Primary Academy
  • Kemnal Technology College
  • Orchards Academy
  • Royal Park Primary School
  • Shenstone Primary School
  • Welling School
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