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Allen Hall - Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning & Professional Development (SLE)

Waterhead Academy
Home Campus, Huddersfield Road, Oldham, OL4 3NY

My name Allen Hall and I am an Assistant Principal of Teaching, Learning and Professional Development at Waterhead Academy. I qualified as a teacher in 2007 and have worked in three secondary schools in the North West of England. This has provided me a range of experiences and opportunities to work with colleagues, to lead on strategies and develop teams of leaders. This accumulated most recently as Waterhead Academy when we moved out of special measures and secured a good for leadership and management.

I completed my B.A. and M.A. in history and received, with distinction, an M.Sc. in Learning & Teaching from the University of Oxford. Prior to my appointment at Waterhead Academy I was a Head of Department, an International Coordinator, an Assistant Head of Year and a lead on Pupil Premium.

In 2015 I joined the Future Leaders Headship development programme and I regularly provide coaching and support for leadership peers. I have also written for publications sharing good practice on topics of Teaching & Learning, research & development and school culture and thoroughly enjoying working with people and organisations to improve education.

Areas of expertise

•  Strategic CPD delivery
•  ITT training and support
•  Teaching & Learning (programmes and development)
•  Quality Assurance systems
•  Formative assessment (Marking and Feedback policies)
•  Educational research