In your area

Our hubs

We have people across England leading SPP in their local area.

Our hubs take a strategic lead in the development of the Schools Partnership Programme and act as a local provider to support established partnerships and those just getting to know the programme.

Here you can find out more about each hub, the areas they cover and how to contact them. Don't worry if your area is not covered here - we offer training to schools all over the country and internationally. Get in touch with the central team via the contact page

Greater Manchester

England

Get in touch

Helen Rowland
SPP hub lead for Greater Manchester

The Focus-Trust has been engaged with the Schools Partnership Programme since 2016, with 15 schools across the Trust taking part.

"Being part of SPP has given us a structure to ensure that peer review has greater impact on school improvement through more rigorous self-review and effective school-to-school support."

Lincolnshire

England

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Lesley Coulthurst
SPP hub lead for East Midlands, South Yorkshire and Humber

Lesley is Headteacher of Toynton All Saints Primary School, and serves as Lead Headteacher in the Kyra East Teaching School Alliance. Kyra is dedicated to delivering a sector-led school improvement system where no child is left behind. All 50 schools within the Kyra alliance engage in the SPP model and they have successfully embedded school-to-school support.

Wiltshire

England

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Amy Tapscott
SPP hub lead for Wiltshire

Amy is the Director at Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance (PLTSA), who are leading the way in peer review in the Wiltshire area. They are committed to self-sustaining school-to-school improvement, with nine schools within the alliance taking part in the Schools Partnership Programme.

East London & Essex

England

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Steve Wilks
SPP hub lead for East London and Essex 

Steve is an ex-headteacher and has been involved in the Schools Partnership Programme for several years. As well as working with us to provide strategic insight, he also supports and provides training for new and existing partnerships in East London and parts of Essex.   

South London

England

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Sarah Seleznyov
SPP hub lead for South London

London South Teaching School Alliance has been part of the SPP programme since 2017, where Sarah serves as Director. She has worked in London schools for over 25 years, and continues to work as School Improvement Partner.

"Peer review provides the legitimacy and permission to have those conversations about improvement you know have been needed for some time, but never quite found the right moment to have them - in a context of support and trust." - Liz Robinson, former co-head, Surrey Square Primary School.

Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall

England

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Donna Briggs
SPP Hub lead for Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall

Donna is Deputy Director of Plymouth Teaching School Alliance, which leads the Schools Partnership Programme in Plymouth, an area where 40% of the city’s schools are involved in cross-phase, cross-MAT peer review. 

"We have a fully trained, experienced team of NLE/LLE/SLEs in Plymouth who have been involved with SPP peer review for a number of years. The SPP approach and materials have provided an excellent framework for developing and supporting many Plymouth schools."