Partnership Leader of Education
Since joining Compton Ally, has focused on creating an ethos that nurtures and develops both children and adults in equal measure, and a curriculum that allows every child to shine. She has forged strong links within and beyond the local community through various projects including organising the music programme for a Christmas concert in Winchester Cathedral. Professional development through reflection and collaboration is a high priority and Ally has welcomed the opportunity to be involved with Winchester Teaching School Alliance. She has worked closely with other heads in the Alliance in the preparation of the Primary School Direct programme and is enthusiastic about supporting all those involved in education, at any stage of their career.
Sarah came to teaching with a degree in History and applied this interest working with the County History Team as a founding member of the Primary Hampshire Steering Group. She worked as a Leading Teacher for History, planning and delivering training across the county, supporting schools and developing resources for use in the classroom. She has written for publication, including articles about primary practice for educational magazines and Collective Worship resources for RE Websites.
Sarah is committed to enquiry based learning, creating and developing engaging and purposeful learning opportunities for all. She enjoys seeking opportunities to develop herself and others and has recently led the development of the Primary School Direct Programme in the Winchester Teaching School Alliance, building on previous experience of mentoring those on a range of ITT routes and those in their NQT year.