Team TLC

Rachael Stevens


Rachael Stevens is an English teacher and Assistant Head Teacher at Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form. She is a teaching & learning geek and loves peer-led CPD and collaboration. She blogs and tweets as @RCStevensYes

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

Andrea is Director of Teaching School at South Bromsgrove High. She has a keen interest in Leadership Development of teachers from entry level to aspiring Heads and Deputies. She is an SLE for Continuing Professional Development and believes strongly in collaboration and building learning networks. She tweets as @SBHSMissTaylor

Lee Card

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Lee is Deputy Head at Cherry Orchard Primary School in Worcester. He is a Specialist Leader of Education for CPD, Curriculum and Assessment. He has taught in Herefordshire and Worcestershire schools for 13 years, nine of these as a Deputy Head. Lee has led whole-school curriculum developments in two schools, currently at Cherry Orchard, where the innovative approaches undertaken have been showcased as a Case Study in ATLs ‘A Curriculum That Counts’ initiative. Lee has written for ATLs Report and ELM magazines and has commented for the TES and The Guardian.

Lee sees the growing use of social media as a vital CPD tool for teachers and leaders and attributes much of the work being undertaken in his setting to a developing ‘research-led’ ethos. Lee led a workshop on Assessment Workload through the Twitter-inspired groundswell event, #LearningFirst .  You can follow Lee on Twitter – @eduCardtion

Simon Colley

Simon Colley

Simon is currently leader of curriculum and CPD at Cherry Orchard Primary School in Worcester. In Simon’s own words: “classroom teaching is a dynamic and rewarding role that I’ve been lucky enough to mess about with for twenty years. Taught in lots of year groups and worn lots of hats!”  Simon tweets as @SimonColley4 and blogs at

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