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Alistair Macdonald - Curriculum and Behaviour (SLE)

Castle Hill School

My name is Alistair Macdonald and I am a Deputy Head at Castle Hill Special School in Huddersfield. I lead the secondary department as well as having whole school responsibility for curriculum, science and research and development. Amongst all this, I still teach a class two days a week. Prior to Castle Hill, I have led and taught for many years in primary schools.

I have been fortunate enough to work alongside and to support a wide range of school leaders and practitioners. I really enjoy working collaboratively and working creatively to build success.

I have been an SLE since 2012, initially working at another teaching school and have worked in a transition project, as well as in-school leadership support in schools across the region.

Areas of Expertise
•  Support/leading ITT/NQT programmes
•  Developing middle leaders
•  Pupil learning analysis
•  Personalising the curriculum
•  Developing support staff