Over a 29 year career Sarah has taught from pre-school to Year 8 working in a range of schools and settings in various roles including as a Primary Deputy Head and Headteacher. She has a passion for books and reading and sees it as a huge privilege to work with children, and now teacher trainees. Throughout her career she has mentored and coached many trainee teachers on both university and school based routes.
Hannah has been teaching in primary schools across Kent for 14 years. She has been an AST for Kent, supporting schools and individual teachers across the county and has written and delivered training programmes as part of a wider consultancy role.
Hannah joined TKAT in 2014 as a Lead Practitioner, supporting 5 large primary schools in Thanet: the role included coaching teachers, working with SLT and leading whole school change. She has also led NQT development across the trust.
Hannah is currently studying for her MA in Education and, after teaching on the SCITT programme for 3 years, is delighted to be the Primary Programme Lead.
Andrew has held several roles at Debden Park High School over eight years and has led whole-school innovations in teaching and learning.
Since 2017, Andrew has been a member of the Leadership Team at Debden as the Director of Teaching and leads the bespoke 'Debden Minds' whole-school training.
As well as leading the SCITT Secondary Programme in Essex, Andrew also enjoys the role of Professional Mentor.
Over the past 26 years, Andy has taught at five comprehensive schools and worked as an Assistant Headteacher and now a Vice Principal.
Andy leads the SCITT Secondary Programme for the Coast region is the Lead for TKAT’s Teaching School Alliance (Coast region).
Andy is very proud to work in Chichester High School. He believes that the Outstanding Ofsted status is testimony to the dedication of the staff to ensure that every student reaches their true potential.
Jo was a Home Office Civil Servant for 26 years. Her career at TKAT began in 2006, when she joined Kemnal Technology College as Clerk to the Governing Body. From there, she was a Cover Supervisor and then moved to the role as PA to the Headteacher.
Jo was part of the original team that formed TKAT SCITT in 2012, which initially began with 7 academies in Bromley, Bexley and Essex.
She now oversees the administration of the SCITT including all of our School Direct Lead Schools: Rainham School for Girls, Debden Park High School and Chichester High School.