Lead Practitioners

Lead Practitioners are ‘Outstanding’ teachers who have the skills to impact upon the quality of teaching across the city. They will be deployed by the Alliance for at least 5 days a year into schools requesting support, allowing teachers to utilise and develop their skills by working with these outstanding practitioners in order to raise the quality of their teaching and learning.

Schools will be reimbursed for their time which will include training for the Lead Practitioner in ‘Working with other teachers’. This will create a bank of Quality Assured teachers ready to respond to the needs of the Alliance.

Lead Practitioner Recruitment – Isle of Wight Schools only

Portswood Teaching School Alliance, working in conjunction with Lanesend Primary and the Island Teaching Alliance, is currently recruiting for Lead Practitioners from the Isle of Wight.

To apply, please download, complete and return the application form Lead Practitioner Application Form

Current Lead Practitioners (LPs)


Name Base School Specialism
Abbie Lenza Ludlow Junior Class teacher, reading lead
Danielle Hall Bevois Town Primary Class teacher
Emma Renouf Ludlow Junior LS Phase Leader, AHT
Georgie Taylor Abbotswood Junior Primary KS2
Gemma Sutter St Marys CE Primary FS Phase Leader/Year R class teacher
Faye Bauck St Mary’s CE Primary Class teacher
Hannah Freeman St Mary’s CE Primary Yr 3 teacher, science Lead Expert
Hannah Howells Ludlow Junior Class teacher / geography leader
Hannah McPhillimy Ludlow Junior Class teacher, science lead
Imogen Mitchell St Mary’s CE Primary  Yr 2 teacher
Jade Etherington Sholing Junior Yr 6 teacher, science co-ordinator, NQT mentor
Jenny Stretton Tanners Brook Primary Yr 3 teacher
Jimmy Ward Portswood Primary Lower KS2 leader, science Lead Expert
Katie Furbey Beechwood Junior Maths Leader, Yr 3 class teacher
Katie O’ Grady Kanes Hill Primary Primary, KS1
Nicki Windle Bitterne Park Primary Primary Year R
Philip Male Sholing Junior Class Teacher
Roisin Fox St Mary’s CE Primary Phase Leader KS1, DT subject leader
Sarah Williams Bassett Green Primary Yr 2 class teacher
Stephanie Mander Portswood Primary
Academy Trust
Vanessa Chandler Ludlow Junior Primary KS2
Vicki Young Bevois Town Primary
Mary Cormack St Annes Catholic School Teacher of PE
Clair Jamison St Annes Catholic School Teacher of RE
Tamasin Gale-Page Sholing Technology College Secondary
Tracey Judd St Annes Catholic School Maths

To request support for your school please click on the following link:

Request for Support Form