Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)
Assistant Headteacher, Gillshill Primary School
Joanne has been Assistant Headteacher of Gillshill Primary School since 2002 and has been instrumental in the school being judged outstanding in 2007. She is a Specialist Leader of Education with particular strengths in Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Gifted and Talented, English and Mathematics across the whole primary phase. She is a Quality Mark Basic Skills Assessor for the Local Authority and formerly a leading Literacy Teacher for Tribal and the Local Authority. She has provided extensive school to school support and has helped a number of schools in challenging circumstances.
Joanne has a proven track record of working successfully with numerous Higher Education providers to lead Initial Teacher training. She is currently the Lead for Tidal Teaching School’s School Direct graduates.