College of Teaching announces 7 new trustees

The Chartered College of Teaching has appointed seven more teachers to its council.

The new additions, who represent a variety of subjects and school types, join the 13 founding trustees.

More than 100 people applied for the posts and were appointed by a committee which included Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive designate of the college.

Peacock said she was “thrilled by the commitment to continuing professional development and high standards shown by all of the applicants”.

“We have an exciting challenge ahead to connect the teaching profession across all phases, specialist areas of education and subject disciplines.

“Our aim is to provide a collective voice for the profession through listening to teachers, providing scholarship opportunities and building regional research communities. Our council will play a vital role in helping the Chartered College to achieve this.”

Membership of the college launches next month.


The seven new members are:

Sarah Lachlann-Dean, Dee Banks SEN school, Cheshire

Lachlann-Dean is a classroom teacher working with pupils with complex needs. She is currently completing her MA in leadership and management for education.


Peter Mattock, Brockington College, Leicestershire

Mattock has led maths departments for the past six years and is currently working as the director of maths and numeracy.


Wendy Pearmain, Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northamptonshire

Pearmain is a science lead practitioner.


Natalie Scott, St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Hertfordshire

Scott is a secondary English teacher and specialist leader in education who has volunteered teaching children in the refugee camps of Northern France.


Michael Taylor, Middlewich High School, Cheshire

Taylor has been a science teacher for the past five years and is currently completing a PhD exploring assessment policy in Great Britain.


Aimee Tinkler, Carsington and Hopton Primary School, Derbyshire

Tinkler is a classroom teacher and specialist leader in education with more than 14 years’ experience across all primary age groups.


Jenna Watson, Minerva Academy, London

Watson is an early year’s coordinator who has taught in Australia, the UK and China.

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