Kate Ainley – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Maths, ITT, Developing Teaching and Learning.

I have over 7 years leadership experience in the role of Assistant and Deputy Head teacher at the Primary school I am currently based at. During this time the school has moved from Satisfactory to good, and is now an Outstanding school. The school has a real focus on creativity, innovative use of ICT as well as the use of Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power.

The main focus of my leadership role has been working with teachers at all levels including ITT students, NQTS and more experienced teachers on the development of teaching and learning across my own school and providing school to school support to other settings.

I am also Maths lead and have worked alongside Barnsley TSA to deliver a number of twilight sessions for Schools Direct Trainees as part of their Initial Teacher Training Programme.