Education & Learning Directorate
Our Education & Learning Team oversee and support a wide range of areas across our Trust schools, including the development of key educational areas, such as:
Monitoring, Assessment and Data Analysis
Early Years Foundation Stage Specialists & Support
SENDCo Advice and Support
Emotional & Behavioural Specialists & Support
Attendance, Welfare, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution Guidance
Pupil Premium support linked to school PP Funding Strategies
Inter-Trust Sports Events & Tournaments & Swimming Galas
Physical Education Initiatives linked to school PE Funding Strategies
Pupil Parliament, Latin and P4C
Teacher Training Pathways
CPD, Statutory & Holistic Training
Academy Head & Leadership Performance Reviews
Tamsin little - Director of Primary Education
Having first worked as a Classroom Teacher & SEND Coordinator, Tamsin took on the headship of a small rural school in Suffolk in 2013. Following an intense and rapid period of improvement, the school was proud to achieve a very secure ‘Good’ Ofsted judgement along with a ‘Good’ judgement, with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership and Management, in a SIAMS Inspection. The school team were particularly pleased to have made these achievements in light of the schools embedded ethos of inclusion.
The Ofsted report highlighted the positive impact of the school’s partnership working model. ‘Collaborative working, in a safe and transparent environment, enables leaders and wier school communities to benefit from joint strategic planning, with individuals focussing on their areas of specialism’.
Following these successful outcomes, Tamsin began working with other schools supporting them to plan and deliver school improvement. Tamsin is committed to effective partnership working and collaboration that can enable all to meet their potential - mirroring the central ethos of The Consortium Trust.
Before entering primary education, Tamsin had a successful career in social regeneration, supporting adults into learning and work. She entered higher education as a mature student, achieving a bachelor degree focused on the theory of education and learning, with the principle of equality and access for all learners running through its core.
Tamsin can be contacted at: email@example.com
Sam cutler - head of service, curriculum innovation
Sam has been an educationalist since 1993, starting her career as an NQT at Yoxford Primary School.
Sam's passion lays with the broader aspects of teaching and learning, complimenting the academic cornerstones of our curriculum, such as the introduction of Pupil Parliament, P4C and Latin.
Sam may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
debbie thomas - head of service, education for all
Having been Head teacher at Rendlesham Primary School for 6 years, Debbie joined the central Team in October 2019 as Head of Service - Education for All.
As a Trauma Informed Mental Health Practitioner, Debbie also supports School Staff through direct training, and has plans to develop a team of experts within the Trust to support inclusion.
Debbie can be contacted at: email@example.com
caroline richardson - head of service, EYFS
(early years foundation stage)
Caroline joined the Trust as Head of Service for the Early Years Foundation Stage, in April 2018 and manages the delivery of the statutory and strategic functions of the Trust in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage. Caroline works within the Education and Learning Team, with responsibility for EYFS provision and compliance across the Trust.
Caroline may be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
nigel shaddick - head of service, WISA
(welfare, inclusion, safeguarding & attendance)
Nigel joined the Trust in September 2018 to manage Welfare, Inclusion, Safeguarding & Attendance (WISA), of children across the Trust.
Nigel may be contacted by email at: email@example.com
kathy brooke - lead sendco
Kathy joined the Trust as Lead SEND Coordinator, working across our schools by supporting the identification of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Kathy's role includes co-ordinating provision for children with SEND, liaising with parents of children with SEND, liaising with other providers, outside agencies, educational psychologists and external agencies, ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEND up to date.
Kathy can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
aimee tilley - lead pe & ODL teacher
Aimee has a degree in Physical Education Ba(Hons) with QTS from University of Chichester and has been teaching for 10 years.
Aimee enjoys watching all sports and playing any game that involves competition. She is looking forward to the coming year and many more, working for the CMAT Central Team.
Aimee may be contacted by email at: email@example.com
laura rogers - cpd & adult learning assistant
Laura joined the Trust from her previous role as Recruitment Business Partner for Greene King and supports the Trust with the development and accreditation of our CPD and Staff Training Offer.
Laura can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
cameron hopkinson - pe & odl instructor
Cameron has been interested in sports for his entire life with his main sport being swimming and was a county swimmer for a number of years. Cameron currently is also a volunteer scout leader.
Cameron can be contacted by email at: email@example.com
gemma bucklee - specialist hlta
Gemma Bucklee joined the Trust from her role with the NHS and supports our schools and pupils who experience behavioural, emotional, and speech and language difficulties.
Gemma works directly with children as part of the Trust's Inclusion Team to overcome barriers to learning, attendance and learning behaviours.
Gemma can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CheRri Ward - HLTA
Cherri joined the central Trust Team in 2020 from her long standing role with YoxValley Partnership of Schools, and support the Trusts Inclusion Tea, working directly with children who experience barriers to learning due to behavioural and or emotional difficulties.
Cherri can be contacted by email at: email@example.com