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School Improvement Team


Kate Masters

Lead Practitioner in School Improvement

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Kate was appointed as the Lead Practitioner for School Improvement in April 2017. She is an experienced teacher and senior leader who has a wide variety of experience in driving school improvements. She has previously held the posts of Deputy Headteacher, and Lead Practitioner for Vulnerable Children for the Borough of Poole and is an NCTL accredited Pupil Premium Reviewer


Clare O'Connor

Specialist SEND Teacher

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Clare has been in the role of Partnership SEND Teacher / Assessor since September 2016. Clare works with all the schools within CLP to provide detailed learning profiles for pupils, she is also involved with SEND training across the Partnership. Clare is an experienced class teacher. Clare has previously worked for Dorset LEA as an SEN assessor / advisor.


Michele Rendall

Education Improvement Professional (Standards and English)

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Michele has worked in various roles within education for 23 years. These have included teaching English in a secondary school in Germany; managing junior TESOL departments; significant experience in senior primary management and teaching positions; and time spent as an English lead practitioner.

She joined as an Education Improvement Professional (Standards and English) in April 2018 after 10 years working for Bournemouth LA as an Education Improvement Adviser. While employed with the LA, Michele led on all aspects of the National Literacy Strategies linked to English and school improvement. Michele was also responsible for training the KS 2 Writing moderation team across Bournemouth and Poole.

Michele provides support to schools within CLP and through traded services in regard to: English, Assessment and Moderation at all Key Stages, School improvement, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum development, Leadership development, Teacher training and development.

Outside work, Michele enjoys swimming, spinning and attempting to keep up with her daughter.


Rosanna Blake

Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning Pedagogy

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Rosanna began the role of Lead Practitioner for Teaching and Learning Pedagogy in September 2020. She has held Deputy Headteacher leadership roles, focusing on driving standards. She is an experienced teacher and has recent classroom and moderation experience. Rosanna works across all of the CLP schools to provide support for teaching and learning, pedagogical developments, curriculum design and teacher training.


Tanya Shenton

Education Social Worker

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Tanya has worked in education since 1996. She is a qualified Social Worker who has experience of working both at Primary and Secondary level. She supports schools with engaging pupils and parents so that children can achieve their full academic attainment by attending school regularly and promoting the safety and wellbeing of children. Tanya has seen much success in her work for one of the Coastal Learning Partnership’s founding Trusts, Ocean Learning Trust, and is excited to continue working with the Coastal Learning Partnership Schools. Tanya is actively involved in several charitable projects in the community, notably working alongside Ashley’s Birthday Bank who help to support our more vulnerable and deprived children and families.