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What we do Meet the team

Meet the 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.


Nicola Gillard

Senior Programme Manager

Leading the SPP team, Nicola has overall responsibility for ensuring the programme grows, that delivery to schools is impactful and meets our quality goals. Read more

Michelle Richards

Partnerships Manager

Michelle supports our partnerships and Trust leaders in driving their own improvement. Read more

Penny Burgess

Programme Administrator

Penny provides administration support for the SPP Team. 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

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

Danni De Tena

Programme Delivery Coordinator

Daniela has worked within the charity sector for the past nine years with previous experience is in event management. Read more
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