Northamptonshire education trust makes key appointment

Nick Hall

Nick Hall

An education trust which runs a number of academies in Northamptonshire has announced a key appointment.

Nick Hall has been appointed leader of excellence in teaching for The Education Fellowship.

Mr Hall, currently a director for Teach First, will take a lead role in developing, implementing and evaluating teaching and learning initiatives and strategies throughout the fellowship’s academies.

These include Blackthorn and Thorplands in Northampton, Olympic, Warwick, Wrenn and Ruskin in Wellingborough, Rushden and Risdene in Rushden and Windmill in Raunds.

Working with the fellowship’s academy outcomes director he will develop the fellowship’s teaching force to a consistent level of excellence, always ensuring best practice and maintaining a clear focus on outstanding delivery to students. He will continue to develop the fellowship’s excellent group of teachers across the trust, and deliver effective strategies for the recruitment, retention and deployment of staff across the fellowship’s academies.

The Education Fellowship chief operating officer Lizzie Rowe said: “The quality of learning and teaching is central to outstanding academies.

“Nick has a deep understanding of teaching and learning processes and the skills to help colleagues hone their effectiveness.

“He joins a team that has a clear pupil-centred vision and purpose to ensure pupils reach their potential.

“The fellowship has already established a culture in which the key elements of high expectations, engagement and impact leadership are the norm.

“I warmly welcome Nick to the Fellowship; his passion, high expectations and ability to focus on tailored high-quality CPD alongside a constant focus on raising the quality of teaching will enable staff and pupils alike.”

Mr Hall said: “I am thrilled to be joining The Education Fellowship in this new role.

“In fact it feels as though my life since gaining PGCE in 2001 has been building up to taking on the privilege and challenge of being the fellowship’s leader of excellence in teaching.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and playing my part in the fellowship’s exciting future.”