Regional Specialist Leads

The Education and Training Foundation have Regional Specialist Leads for maths and English, working in support of our Maths and English CPD offer.

They support practitioners and providers  through professional development in maths and English, and can signpost you to the activities that best suit your needs.

Click on the map to view the Regional Specialist Lead nearest to you.

Our regional specialists are:

North West and Cumbria



Sue Lownsbrough

Sue Lownsbrough

Maths and English

I cover the region from Cheshire to Cumbria including Greater Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. I have many years’ experience managing maths and English provision in a Further Education College and have taught English, ESOL and teacher education. I can help you to identify your training needs to maximise the impact on learner progress.

North East



Lianne Abraham

Lianne Abraham

Maths and English

I work with a team of specialist teacher educators at Success North CETT (Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training) where we adopt a unique team approach to the Regional Specialist Lead role. We are able to offer a breadth of expertise in maths and English delivery as well as other subject areas such as inclusive learning and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

South West



Paul Stych

Paul Stych

Maths

I work as advisor, writer and trainer with extensive experience in writing and delivering CPD, particularly around active learning and maths. Additionally, I support and mentor both individuals and organisations alike.

Alison Pearson

Alison Pearson

English

With many years’ experience in the FE sector, including in a number of senior leadership roles, I now work as an independent educational consultant and trainer. I use a coaching approach to support those in both teaching and management roles to develop their practice, either individually or through a whole organisation approach.

South East



Judy Maguire

Judy Maguire

Maths

I am an experienced practitioner, manager and teacher trainer, supporting the development of maths teaching. I work with individuals and training providers who want to affect the way that maths is delivered and assessed within their organisation.

Claire Callow

Claire Callow

English

I am a former Head of English with a broad experience in teacher training and consultancy. I write and deliver CPD training on teaching and embedding English, behaviour management, resilience and engaging difficult learners.

London



Sonia Thomas

Sonia Thomas

Maths and English

I have over 26 years’ experience of working in senior leadership and middle management roles in London colleges, including the management of English, maths, IT and learning support. I am an English specialist with substantial experience teaching Functional Skills and GCSE English to 16-18 and adult learners.

East England



Bob Read

Bob Read

Maths and English

I have worked in maths and English support as a teacher, curriculum manager and teacher educator in FE Colleges, ACL provision and on workplace programmes. I facilitate various networks in the eastern region for both managers and practitioners and have a particular interest in embedded support and the use of digital technology in maths and English teaching.

Yorkshire & Humber



Gail Lydon

Gail Lydon

Maths and English

I have supported management and practitioners in the development of maths and English provision across a range of settings in the FE sector since 2000. I support and challenge managers and practitioners; reviewing present systems and the attainment and retention of learners and planning for continuous improvement through staff development.

East Midlands



Norma Honey

Norma Honey

Maths

I have a passion for maths and have extensive experience of supporting in post 16 settings and have led a number of National maths projects. I support leaders, managers and practitioners and deliver a range of training and CPD and facilitate termly maths networks.

Dianne Robinson

Dianne Robinson

English

I am an experienced practitioner, with over 20 years’ experience of working in a range of post 16 contexts, including Further Education, Adult and Community, and Work Based Learning. I deliver training on a range of topics, undertake lesson observations and facilitate the termly English Network meetings.

West Midlands



Steve Pardoe

Steve Pardoe

Maths

Based at WMCETT in Coventry, I am happy to provide advice and guidance on all your maths staff development needs. I offer telephone or face-to-face guidance for individuals and organisations as well as a monthly e-newsletter providing an update on maths events in the region. I also arrange termly network meetings for managers and lead practitioners.

Catriona Mowat

Catriona Mowat

English

Based at WMCETT in Coventry, I am happy to provide advice and guidance on all your English staff development needs. I offer telephone or face-to-face guidance for individuals and organisations as well as a monthly e-newsletter providing an update on English events in the region. I also arrange termly network meetings for managers and lead practitioners.

Please select a region on the map:

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