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  • at your home
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Taught subjects
  • Career Coaching
  • Professional Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Job searching
  • Professional Transition
  • All Levels

Experienced tutor, senior leader available to provide support to all areas in education


I base my teaching on the absolute needs of the children. Differentiation and personalisation is my speciality. Developing learning behaviours as well as delivering curriculum content to get well rounded independent learners.
Learning should be fun, varied and active , good relationships being key to working with more challenging students.Instilling in children a desire to be the best they can baby creating an ethos of positivity and success. Ensuring learning is always made as relevant and connected to the world students inhabit.


35 years in senior management secondary , 5 years experience primary. Currently a tutor for trainee teachers primary and secondary. National trainer for developing learn to learn. B.Ed.Hons, NPQH. Now semi retired supporting students to gain QTS and PGCE within a SCITT. Learning teaching and learning for 20 years including set up of new secondary school.


Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Lessons offered by Val
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Career Coaching
  • Professional Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Job searching
  • Professional Transition
  • All Levels

Val's CV

Valerie Cattrell

7 Nidderdale Walk, Baildon, Shipley, BD176TW

Currently semi retired from a role as Vice Principal Oasis Academy Lister Park I have a vast and broad amount of experience educational leadership and management and have provided some excellent results for the schools in which I have been in the past years.
I am an ambitious, friendly, and energetic individual with a strong interest in current affairs, technology, music, and design. I am an artistic and creative person with very high standards in the tasks I undertake; I am always willing to share my opinion, while being very approachable and supportive. I am an extremely hard worker I am highly target driven with extremely high standards in both what I undertake and expect from others.

Self Employed Consultant 2014 -2017

Learning and teaching Coaching/ mentoring.
Working with groups of teachers some new to the profession and some experienced to improve learning outcomes by improving the quality of teaching. These assignments were over periods of up to a term. Some group led sessions and many individual sessions,setting clear targets for improvement and providing support to meet them.
Including differentiation, behaviour management,marking and assessment afl,motivating and engaging,developing relationships mainly in core subjects.
I have also carried out departmental reviews in core subjects for management.

University Academy Keighley
Bradford Academy
Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College
Tong Secondary School

Working with new to the profession colleagues in a coaching and mentoring roles to accelerate and support teachers to become securely good .

Part time Tutor At Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT 2014- 2017

Primary (Early years to KS2)
Supporting and working in partnership with school mentors.
Quality assuring course requirements are met in placements.
Observing and supporting designated students.

Supporting and working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University
Quality assuring course requirements are supported and met in placement in partnership with SHU and The SCITT.
Observing and supporting designated students.

Currently involved in setting up a Secondary SCITT due to launch Sept 2018

Experience in Management Roles
Vice Principal Oasis Lister Park Academy ( Sept 2013 to April 2014)

Leading the Quality of Learning and teaching.Staff development, Human resources, performance management, publicity and marketing, website. Whole school events.
Some of my key successes:
Part of the Academy conversion steering group and leading on TUPE transfer and HR issues.
Re branding and marketing new Academy and
Leading on KPIs for quality of teaching, staff attendance,
Implementing new arrangements for performance management.
SLT link for Maths. Teacher of technology…graded outstanding.

Deputy Head Teacher Challenge College (April 2000 to Aug 2013)
Part of leadership team of 3 setting up a secondary school from scratch. Marketing school engaging new parents, Setting up temporary accommodation and relocation to new site.
Leading on T&L, Staff training, Celebrating success, Specialist schools,
Leading Edge, Recruitment of teaching and associate staff. Discipline and Grievance,attending and presenting at disciplinary hearings . Human Resources, marketing, extended schools, transition, Curriculum development. Integrated curriculum and transition. Primary partnerships.School Development plan, SIP, Staff attendance, School Events management. Prospectus school magazine.
Developing all policies and procedures for new secondary school.
Resourcing and equipping new secondary school.( ofsted 2003 leadership of senior team outstanding)
Teacher of art ,design and technology.
Leadership of teams :T&L team, Middle leaders, Site team, Office team, ICT team, Leadership link for Maths,( improved outcomes for 3 consecutive years current 53%) Art,Music,Drama. Learning managers.
Budget management : Supply and recruitment budgets,Specialist schools £125K, Site 120K, leading Edge £30K .WEX. Lead on Investors in people Gold/Investors in students (2012) First school in Yorkshire to achieve Gold investors in people.( Led on all systems to develop staff to achieve this)
Director of training company and lead trainer for Critical skills generating 30K annual income for school.
Delivering and marketing training to 13 secondary schools and 8 primary schools across Bradford Authority.
Staff induction.NQTs ITT, Career Academy,

Undercliffe Middle School Deputy Headteacher (Sept 1996 to April 2000)
Day to day school organization,
Lead on T&L,
Special needs co-ordinator,
Lead on events,
Lead on primary and secondary transition.
Behaviour, pastoral care and rewards.
Cover and supply.
Training and staff development.
School in special measures moved T&L from 70% unsatis to 100% good or bettering 12 months.
School re location ( managing and designing all new systems and organisational procedures)
School closure due to reorganization.
Head of Technology and Art
Teacher governor
ITT s, Staff induction.

Calversyke Middle School Deputy Head teacher (1992-1996) •
Curriculum Design, Timetable,
Behaviour and rewards,
Day to day organization of school.
Head of Year (1986 -1996 ) Behaviour, Yr 8 curriculum, achievement and standards Pastoral care. Cross curricular projects.
Leadership of team of 8 specialist staff .
Cross curricular projects.
Head of Art and Technology (1982-1986)
Setting up new dept from scratch, schemes of work , resources , processes policies etc
Teacher of Art , Technology, Maths, English, History, Geography, PE,PD,ICT to key stage 3
LEA working group member to provide exemplar materials across LEA for Tech, Art, Geog,Hist at KS3 .
My appraisal videoed and used for national training film to train staff nationally on introduction of teacher appraisal.

Thorpe Middle School: Teacher of Art and Technology 1979-1982)
Teacher of art and technology.

Education and Training
The University of Newcastle –Upon- Tyne (Sept 1975-79)
•Bachelor of Education
Key Modules
• Textile Design and surface decoration
• Food technology
• Child Psychology
• Child Development
• Philosophy of Education
Newcastle –Upon –Tyne Church High School (Sep 00 – July 07)
• A Levels in Home Economics, Geography, General Studies,
• 8 GCSE's grade
Further Development
Member of key LEA steering and working groups, Art,Technology,
KS3, Leadership.
NPQH accelerated route 1999
Critical skills level 1& 2 Lead national trainer 2005
HR training: safer recruitment, managing investigations, discipline and grievance, Staff attendance.
Lead moderator BTec 2011 -34

Driving Licence: Full UK, Car owner Additional Interests/Skills:
Technology: Competent in data handling, including Microsoft Adobe Photoshop; skilled user of Microsoft Office applications.
Hobbies: Golf ( former ladies county player for Northumberland and for Durham ). Theatre, photography,Travel.

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Mrs T Hashmi Executive Headteacher Bradford Academy

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