Jo Ann Brake

Jo BrakeSLE for CPD, Teaching and Learning

Finham Park Secondary School 

I have taught at Finham Park School since 1997 and became an Assistant Headteacher in 2009. I lead the Finham Park Training School and have been the Professional Mentor for ITT since 2004. I am responsible for the School Direct programme across six Coventry West schools and work closely with a number of HEI providers. I have supported training for NQTs across the city and have created conferences specialising in training staff new to the profession.

Not only am I involved in the development of new staff I believe in the importance succession planning and development of educational leaders. I am an accredited facilitator for the National College for Teaching and Leadership and I currently facilitate on the NPQML (middle leadership) and NPQSL (senior leadership) programmes which are offered to all phases. This is an exciting area, supporting the development of staff as they move into leadership positions. I am also trained facilitator for the OLEVI ITP and ITP programmes. These programmes are integral in moving Teaching and Learning forwards and promote my strong personal ethos of wanting to help every teacher to become the very best they can be so that our students can have the very best opportunity to learn.