Donna Watkins – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Music

I have worked as an SLE for over a year and been on various deployments. I have worked with schools to improve the KS4 results within a department. I have supported a school to create a Performing Arts department from scratch. I have delivered CPD in order to improve the teaching within the practical subjects. I have offered ITT and NQT student support.

I set up and facilitated a network of performing Arts teachers and community members in Sheffield, which is now successfully running to improve the teaching and learning experience in different schools and to improve the communication between schools and its community.

I have been a Specialist Leader in Cultural Learning for the past 12 months, where I led CPD sessions for the network and introduced Arts Award to schools. I successfully applied and achieved Arts Mark Gold for a local school.