Meet the Team

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Director of Teaching School

Phil Redford

Phil has taught in a variety of subjects and has held responsibilities as head of year, head of department, head of faculty and as an SLT member. He has worked in schools where key changes have been implemented in order to completely change the culture across the landscape, having responsibility for reforming performance management, teaching and learning and special educational needs provision. He has been responsible for planning and delivering CPD across the alliance, monitoring and evaluating NQT provision and has worked as an SLE with middle leadership teams across several schools, seeking to develop good practice.  He has extensive experience in working with many different schools in Cheshire East and beyond and has seen a variety of approaches different schools have taken to the changing landscape learners face.

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Deputy Director of Teaching School & SCITT Lead

Lorraine Mellish

Lorraine is the person directly responsible for the delivery and quality assurance of all aspects of the initial teacher training programme. This includes recruitment of course personnel and trainees, organisation, administration, teaching programmes, placements and assessments. She works closely with Manchester Metropolitan University and other SCITT providers. Lorraine has been teaching MFL for 31 years and has been involved in initial teacher training for 19 years, during which time she has worked as a Partnership Quality Officer for Edge Hill University and a QA Lead for MMU and the Cheshire East SCITT. Lorraine is also the MFL Subject Specialist Lead.

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Alliance & SCITT Administration

Lilian McKechnie

Lilian is responsible for managing the administration of all aspects of the Alliance. She is often the first person to contact with any queries concerning the SCITT, your application, interviews, pre-course information and financial matters. She also provides an experienced listening ear, plus help and advice with day-to-day challenges.

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Annabel Bush

Annabel is responsible for managing the administration of the NQT Appropriate Body induction packages. She is also responsible for managing the administration of the SCITT course in conjunction with Lilian.  In addition to this she runs the School Experience Programme at HCCS.