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