Walsall Subject Leaders

The Gateway Alliance are delighted to be working in partnership with St John’s Primary Teaching School in Walsall, to offer a programme of termly Maths and English Subject Leader Network Meetings, for primary schools across the Walsall area.

The subject leader network meetings will:

  • Provide a great opportunity for subject leaders to network & develop their practice
  • Be facilitated by leading subject experts
  • Share the latest subject specific news & updates
  • Be focused on the current “hot topics” for subject leaders

For the dates and details of our 2019-20 programme of events click here

Meet our subject network leaders…

Ruth Baker-Leask

We are delighted to introduce our new English Network Facilitator – Ruth Baker-Leask. Ruth is an experienced consultant who has been leading successful Literacy and English CPD for 18 years. Former primary Head Teacher, Ruth provides support to schools and other organisations within the education sector.

She is currently the chair of the National Association of the Advisors of English (NAAE), an associate consultant for the National Literacy Trust, and an associate teacher for the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). Ruth’s knowledge of the curriculum and children’s literature and her passion for the teaching of English inspires all with whom she works.

Vivien Townsend

P1030265closeVivien will be leading our Maths subject leader network and is an experienced teacher and former LA adviser who now works as a consultant and trainer specialising in Primary mathematics. Vivien’s CPD sessions are practical, fun and relevant, and delegates always leave with new ideas and strategies to transfer to their own classrooms. She has worked with many schools, subject leaders, teachers and teaching assistants across the Midlands (and beyond), always instilling an enthusiasm for the subject and sharing lots of practical and creative ideas.
Vivien is an NCETM Professional Development Accredited Lead and is a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematical Association and the National Association of Mathematics Advisers.


All of these events are listed on our event booking system.  To find them easily please search ‘Walsall Subject Leaders’.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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