Outreach Team

Teaching and Achievement Partners – Outstanding teachers, middle and senior leaders

Tony Parfett

Tony is Headteacher at Quarry Hill Academy, a school which has already made great leaps in terms of pupil attainment and teaching quality. Under his leadership the school has moved from Requires Improvement to Outstanding in just 2 years. He started his teaching career in 1999 specialising in EYFS and KS1. More recently Tony has focused his attention on the quality teaching in KS2, where he has over 14 years of experience to draw from. Tony gained the NPQH qualification which helped him develop knowledge around whole school leadership. He delivers courses for the National College including NPQML and NPQSL. He is currently working on the improvement of teaching through action research to raise attainment and progress. This approach was applied to rapidly improve standards in his own school and the outstanding practices developed are being shared throughout the Trust by mentoring and supporting of others to achieve the same successes.

Rhys Latham

Rhys is Headteacher at Dilkes Academy and has been part of the team since 2005. Since joining Dilkes, and in his role as a trainer for National Science Learning Centre, his passion and drive to enthuse other individuals both teachers and children about Science, and make a difference to other schools in this curriculum area has shone through. Rhys has recently completed a Master’s in Education, whereby he recognises the importance of learning as a continuous journey. His role as Teaching School Lead has encouraged him to enthusiastically embrace outreach opportunities to other schools allowing him to spread excellent practice.

Sam Wakeling

Sam's areas of expertise are in English and KS2. Sam has been an English leader and SLE for many years and has  a Master’s degree in Education Management and an NPQH. Sam is the Deputy Head at Quarry Hill Academy and plays an active role in supporting other trust schools. As a leader, Sam has implemented many new successful initiatives, leading training sessions for teachers, students, NQTS, support staff and parents.  Sam is an experienced practitioner who is passionate and dedicated in my work. Sam strives to inspire and enthuse children, to motivate them to become independent learners, to develop a life-long love of learning.