South East England & South London


South East & South London

Area Representative:
Julie Knock-Bravery

Julie Knock-Bravery

For the past 12 years I have been a headteacher of infant, junior and primary schools and have been Principal of Pound Hill Infant Academy for the last 7 years, which was judged outstanding for the second time in July 2014.  Since 2012 I have been an active National Leader of Education and set up and have strategically led the SCLP Teaching School Alliance since 2013.  I have been fortunate in representing National Teaching Schools and NLE’s at both national and regional level, most recently working on the NLE Fellowship Commission 2015 (focus: the school led system), the South East Regional Coastal Challenge Hub initiative, a Local Authority Improvement Board and the West Sussex Teaching School Network.

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Area Representative:
Paul Foster

I have been Senior Vice Principal at Hayes School since 2016 and Deputy Headteacher there since 2009.  Since becoming a Teaching School in 2013 and establishing the Impact Teaching School Alliance I have also been the Director of Teaching School.  Last year I worked as Sub Regional lead for South East London prior to the new regional structure and established and sustained a network with a shared common purpose alongside encouraging a collaborative approach to maximise our impact upon schools, teachers and student outcomes.  I have worked as an SLE since 2011, have been heavily involved in leading S2S Support work in London, Kent and East Sussex and have developed and shared innovative S2S support models. I am a committed systems leader passionate about the schools’ led system and making the TSC vision a reality.

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Regional Activity

Regional Conference
regional conferences are held in order to bring together all system leaders to develop the emerging school-led system.

Strategic School Improvement
RepresentingTeaching SchoolsonSRIBboardstoensure regional priorities are identified and addressed through school-led projects.

Targeted Support Fund
There is an active programme of development projects across the region.

SLE Training and Deployment
A regional approach to quality assured training.

Regional Projects
Region-wide collaborative forums are in place drawing together the expertise of Special School and SEND providers; EYFS provision and Mathematics Hubs.

Contact Georgina Masters,
Regional Executive Officer

Teaching Schools Council

The Teaching Schools Council (TSC) is a national body representing all Teaching Schools in England.
The Council is made up of 20 elected members, with either a national or regional remit, who direct and shape the work of teaching Schools through discussion with government ministers and senior officials.

The Teaching Schools Council exists to provide:
• A regulator role
• A facilitator role
• An advisor role

TSC representatives are serving school leaders of designated Teaching Schools, elected by Teaching Schools in their region or co-opted to provide national specialist advice.

The South East England and South London Teaching
School Council Representatives are:

Julie Knock-Bravery, Principal of Pound Hill Infant Academy and strategic lead
for the SCLP Teaching School Alliance. Also part of the SE Coastal Challenge
Hub initiative and the West Sussex Teaching School Network.

Paul Foster, Senior Vice Principal at Hayes School and Director of the ImpactTeaching

Ambition and Vision

The South East and South London TSC’s ambition is that all children go to great schools. Our aim is to create a school-led system through the collaboration and partnership ofTeaching Schools, schools and the wider educational profession across the region.

Regional Infrastructure

To achieve the South East England and South London ambition and vision, TSC Representatives Julie Knock-Bravery and Paul Foster have put the following
infrastructure in place:

Regional Advisors
The region has appointed Regional Advisors to provide direct support for Teaching School activity and regional projects.

Regional Executive Officer
A Regional Executive Officer provides support to the TSC representatives and is the hub for all communication and activity.

Strategic School Improvement Delivery Hubs
6 sub-regional clusters of Teaching Schools, each one led by a lead coordinating Teaching School.

Regional Activity

National Leaders of Governance
A regional approach to embedding support for governance into the school-led system.
Women Leading in Education A national contract to encourage more women to
pursue a career in leadership in education through network events,  inspirational speakers and guidance.

Coaching Pledge
A pledge to increase the number of women in leadership positions by raising the profile and encouraging region-wide engagement with theNational Coaching Pledge.

Quality Assurance/Peer Review
Quality assurance of Teaching School work in the region is organised through a peer review process.

Induction and Supporting Newly Designated TSAs
A regional approach to ensuring that newTeaching Schools understand the regional infrastructure and can make an immediate impact.

Contact Georgina Masters,
Regional Executive Officer