Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

Congratulations to the successful Recently Qualified Teacher Leadership Programme Participants 2017!


After ten months of project design, research development and leadership experience, the current cohort of RQT Leadership Programme participants have passed the course with flying colours!

The RQT Leadership Programme is designed to support and develop good to outstanding recently qualified teachers towards promotion and leadership within their school. Creating and implementing a leadership project incorporating a core element of action research linked to an area of their School Development Plan, participants aim towards collaboration and reflection between colleagues to maximise the positive impact of their work with students.

Taunton Teaching Alliance were delighted to award RQT Leadership Programme certificates to seven talented primary and secondary teachers who have produced exceptional research-based projects this year, directly leading to the raising of student achievement, improved student (and parent) engagement with the curriculum, as well as increased collaboration and communication between staff and teaching teams.


Congratulations to:


Lee Troake, Beech Grove Primary School, Wellington

Does Implementing Maths ‘Talk Time’ Increase Pupil Reasoning Skills?

Lee Troake

“The programme is very high quality and it has given Lee an opportunity to examine and reflect on effective leadership. The main driver on our School Development Plan next year is Maths and Lee will be leading on this.” Claire Joyce – Deputy Headteacher and Course Mentor


Zoe Egan,  Buckler’s Mead Academy, Yeovil

Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Time

Investigating Raising Reading Ages Across the Curriculum 

Zoe Egan


Nick Auger, Stanchester Academy, Yeovil

Implementing the Stanchester Pact with Disadvantaged Learners

Nick Auger 1

“We are delighted with the way Nick has embraced the course and grown during this programme. Nick’s work has contributed to our School Development Plan and has enabled us to evaluate progress so far with the Stanchester Pact.” Sarah Todd – Lead Practitioner, Teaching and Learning and Course Mentor


Daniel Seviour, Ruishton Primary School, Taunton

Exploring the Use of Digital Technology to Support Boys’ Engagement in Writing 

Daniel Seviour


Debbie Marks, Creech St. Michael Primary School, Taunton

Ways to Improve Comprehension in my 3/4 Class

Debbie Marks


Samantha Warrington and Hannah Kelloway, Thurlbear Primary School, Taunton

Assessment: A Consistent Approach

Samantha and Hannah 3

“This course has given the opportunity for more teachers to realise they have a role in the School Development Plan and have it linked to Performance Management for the improvement of our school. Their presentation reflects the CPD; they have approached it as: it has to be beneficial for my school.” Steve Gillan – Headteacher and Course Mentor



Congratulations RQT Leadership Programme Graduates – 2016-2017

Taunton Teaching Alliance RQT Leadership Programme 2017 Somerset

Pictured left to right:

Frances Nicholson, Lee Troake, Nick Auger, Debbie Marks, Samantha Warrington, Tony Bloxham, Hannah Kelloway, Daniel Seviour, Zoe Egan, Barbara Berks


Download the RQT Leadership Programme participant responses to the course evaluation questionnaire: 

RQT Programme Participant 2016-17 – Evaluation Questionnaire Responses


Read more about the course content of the RQT Leadership Programme HERE.