SCHOOLS WORKING COLLABORATIVELY TO RAISE STANDARDS...

EKLA Secondary SLEs

  • Name
    Lucie Turner
  • School
    St Anselms School
  • Current Role
    Lead Teacher for Active and Collaborative Learning and Professional Mentor for ITE
  • Specialism(s)

    Teaching and Learning , History, ITT, Continued Professional Development, Collaborative Learning, Leadership Training

Lucie has 17 years’ experience of teaching in Kent having taught in three very different schools across the County.  In her capacity as Lead Teacher for Teaching and Learning she has developed her current School’s CPD provision which has created a Whole School Learning Community. As well as supporting CPD across the East Kent, Lucie supports staff in the delivery of progressive learning strategies.

Lucie has experience of leading two History departments and continues to support her department's development. In addition, she has supported whole school developments in literacy and numeracy and SEND as well as moving teaching from Good to Outstanding. Through her role as Professional Mentor she has developed and sustained a relationship with several ITE institutions and leads a very strong and successful team of subject mentors.


  • Name
    John Heffernan
  • School
    Canterbury Academy
  • Current Role
    SLT
  • Specialism(s)
    Maths
John is a very experienced teacher of mathematics and has worked with a number of secondary schools to help them to improve the quality of teaching and learning and supported heads of mathematics to equip them with the skills that they need to carry out their role. In the last year he has worked with the Kent LEA advisory service to deliver CPD on the new curriculum to primary teachers and has undertaken research for the NCETM into Key Stage 2 to 3 transition practices in mathematics.

John has recently undertaken a new challenge as an assistant area coordinator for the Further Maths Support Programme and will be working with secondary schools in the South East to promote the uptake of mathematics and further maths at A level

  • Name
    James Hooper
  • School
    Herne Bay High School
  • Current Role

    Assistant Principal

  • Specialism(s)

    Leadership Development; Teaching & Learning; Most able students; Raising Boys Achievement; Physical Education

James was part of the then new National curriculum (2007) in a PE pilot when starting his teaching career in North London. Since moving to Herne Bay High School, he has gained experience working in a Sports College team and having championed the Kent AfL PE framework, James was designated a lead teacher by the Kent LEA.

Since moving to senior leadership, James has led on work to improve provision and outcomes for the most able students including aspects of research-informed teaching, learning and assessment. He has also done successful work on closing gap between genders especially in raising boy’s achievement.


  • Name
    Sonya Cottrell
  • School
    Barton Court Grammar School
  • Current Role
    Director of Learning Technology and Art 
  • Specialism(s)
    Design & Technology
Sonya has been a technology teacher for the last 7 years and a Head of Faculty for 2 years. Within her current role she leads a teaching and learning community where she leads CPD for staff.

Sonya has had a range of different roles within the technology field from when she first trained as a teacher. Her specialism is in Textiles but has taught Resistant Materials, Graphics, Food technology, Catering, and Textiles to GCSE and Textiles and Product Design to A Level. She has also led STEM activities within her current school as well as entering her students into STEM competitions against other schools.                                                                                       

Sonya is very passionate about Technology and would like to see stronger links between primary  and secondary schools.

  • Name
    Kylie Farrer
  • School
    Canterbury Academy
  • Current Role
    Professional Development Coordinator
  • Specialism(s)
    Specialism in ITT and Professional Development

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