Our team

Meet the team

All of the training and support we deliver to partnerships is through a core team of experienced education consultants (SPP Associates) who have a background in school improvement and who work with partnerships of schools, MATs, TSAs and local systems to develop high quality and robust peer review practice.


Andrew Ettinger

Head of Collaborative School Improvement

Andrew is Head of Collaborative School Improvement at Education Development Trust. He oversees the organisation's collaborative school improvement strategy and portfolio, which includes the Schools Partnership Programme. Read more

Maggie Farrar

Lead Associate

Maggie Farrar is a Lead Associate for the Schools Partnership Programme, having previously worked with the National College for School Leadership for over 10 years Read more

Niki Thomas


Formerly a primary Headteacher, Niki has substantial experience of working on collaborative school improvement Read more

Pam Butterfield


Pam Butterfield has been integral to the development and delivery of peer review training for Education Development Trust. Read more

Jane Creasy


Jane is an independent consultant with experience of educational leadership at school and national level. Read more

Vanessa Huws Jones


Vanessa has a wealth of experience from 16 years of teaching, including 9 years' Headship where her school was judged by Ofsted to have made ‘outstanding progress’ under her leadership. Read more

Nicola Woolf


Nicola has extensive experience working in Education. She has worked in schools and in Local Authorities delivering training at all levels and advising on school improvement. Read more