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Meet the Team

Director of SCITT

Juliet Pearce

Juliet has taught English in three secondary schools in Hampshire for over 20 years.  As Head of English in two of those schools, she has had experience of leading large teams of specialist English teachers in the pursuit and achievement of excellence.  Thornden School, where she is based, is an Arts College with its own concert hall, and she was until recently Director of Performing Arts.  She has presented at national Achievement Shows, showcasing the outstanding work of colleagues in that faculty.  For several years, she was involved in school to school support, advising and working with Heads of English across Hampshire to strengthen their departments.  She has extensive experience of delivering staff training at all levels from ITT to Middle Leadership.  She has been involved in ITT, for many years as a Professional Mentor in school working with several universities across the South of England, as a member of the PGCE Steering Group at the University of Southampton and then as Director of ITT for the LEARN Alliance, leading the School Direct programme with the University of Southampton. 

External Quality Assurance

Terry Russell

Terry is our External Moderator and has worked as a consultant for the NCTL (previously the TDA) since 2009 in the Performance and Analysis area, mainly involved in the quality assurance of ITT.  Prior to this, he was Head of Secondary Teacher Training in an outstanding provider. He has considerable experience of inspection and was an ITT inspector each year from 2001 – 2017.

SCITT Administrator

Sian Taggart

Sian has worked in various senior administrative roles for over 15 years.  Having started her career in a SME (Small & Medium Enterprise) business she soon transferred to a national communications company, progressing from an initial administrative support function to a full project management role.  Specifically, Sian was responsible for providing administration support to large internal departments, PA support to company directors and project support for large work programmes before being promoted to a project management role.  Sian qualified as a PRINCE2 practitioner and is fully conversant with MS Office software.

After a short family career break, Sian retuned to work at Thornden School where she has been able to put her extensive organisation and co-ordination skills to good practice whilst supporting the Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership.


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Leaders ensure that the highest standards of professionalism pervade the programme.
Ofsted - Nov 2016