Meet the team

The Redhill Teaching Hub Team


Hub Director 

Sally Barfoot 

Sally qualified as a secondary teacher in 1991 and joined the MFL team at The Redhill Academy in 2001. A former AST, SLE and  German Teacher of the Year, she has a passion for teaching and learning and leadership development and has over 20 years experience in designing and delivering CPD in education. Sally is an experienced facilitator and coach and continues to oversee and facilitate Redhill's Initial Teacher Training provision as well as facilitating on the NPQs and ECF.



Hub Manager 

Katie Andrews-Eyre / 07831324490 

Katie is an experienced marketing and events professional with almost a decade of experience working within the Further Education sector. As Teaching Hub Manager, Katie oversees the operational delivery across all ECF, Appropriate Body, NPQ and professional development programmes. She manages the day-to-day operations and logistics of all Hub programmes, as well as supporting the Hub strategic vision and mission across our region.



Hub Project Management Assistant

Phoebe Robins / 07831324490 

Phoebe is the Hub project management guru, overseeing the day-to-day programme activities, and delivering on multiple improvement projects to improve the experience for all participants. Phoebe supports all programme leads, and provides fantastic customer service across the whole Hub.

Phoebe is currently completing her level 4 apprenticeship in Project Management. 



Appropriate Body Lead 

Caroline Chaloner 

As the Appropriate Body Lead for Redhill Teaching Hub, Caroline is the first port of call for our schools when they have any questions relating to our AB service. Our AB and ECF team work closely together to support our schools throughout the Early Career programme, and it’s our job to ensure our schools feel supported by our team, and able to fulfil the statutory requirements for Induction. Caroline has been teaching Mathematics at The Redhill Academy since 2004. During this time she has been Head of Faculty and was seconded as a Senior Leader, she has been involved in ITT and supporting other teachers during her career and is passionate about helping to inspire the next generation of teachers.



Redhill ECF Lead

Katie Day

Katie is an experienced secondary classroom practitioner in English Language, Literature, Drama and Media Studies. She is an experienced facilitator for The Redhill Hub ECF programme, and has been a Mentor and ECT Lead at Redhill Academy for a number of years. Her strengths lie in supporting the development of staff and students; communicating with stakeholders at all levels and creating engaging learning opportunities. Katie works with the Hub team and strategic partners to ensure our ECF programme is rich and engaging for all schools, and she uses her experience to consistently improve the experience for ECTs, Mentors and Facilitators. 




NPQ Lead 

Laura Candlin / 07831324490 

Laura is a qualified Careers Advisor with significant experience in supporting the career management and development of individuals from all backgrounds, helping them to achieve their full potential in life and work. She brings a focus on quality and career progression to the hub as our Programme Lead for the NPQ programme, working closely with our lead providers CEFEL and Teach First to ensure delegates have the best possible learning experience during their NPQ programmes.



Hub Administration Assistant

Emily Boyd / 07831324490 

Emily is our newest team member, joining us to further support our many participants. Emily brings a wealth of experience from many different customer service organisations and is using this to further improve the levels of communication we share across our programmes. Emily has a keen eye for events, so I'm sure it won't be long till you meet her in person at one of our sessions!




Redhill Secondary ITT Lead 

Marie Imrie 

Marie is the lead for Redhill SCITT, using her passion for initial teacher training to ensure that trainees receive the best training and provision possible to ensure they have a successful and rewarding career. Marie has worked as secondary science teacher at The Redhill Academy since 2002. While working as an AST and Lead Practitioner for the last 14 years she has supported many staff at different points in their careers, and has successfully led a department in her role as Curriculum Area Leader for biology, using her leadership experience to support staff and encourage them to develop their own leadership skills. Marie enjoys working with all staff to develop their practice, but particularly those at the start of their careers, which is reflected in her roles as the Redhill ECF Lead, Professional Tutor and Science Subject Specialist with the SCITT.



Redhill SCITT Manager 

Sarah Haslam 

Sarah has supported the Redhill ITT programmes since 2014, as well as all school staff with CPD across the Redhill Teaching School Alliance, in her previous role as Teaching School Manager. She is dedicated to ensuring the recruitment process for the Redhill SCITT continues to thrive and that trainee teachers receive the best outcomes in their training year and beyond. She works tirelessly to ensure our trainees have the best experience, from initial application right through until graduation.





Redhill Hub Partnership Team Members


Hub contact at MITRE Trust

Dave Boothroyd 

Dave has been teaching since 2001. Dave was previously Director of the Minster Teaching School, overseeing the School Direct programme, Professional Learning and School to School Support for an alliance of over 60 schools, as well as being Deputy Head Teacher at the Minster School, Southwell. Dave now leads the Minster Learning Alliance and is School Improvement Lead for the Minster Trust for Education. Dave is an experienced facilitator of teaching and leadership programmes and has supported  improving outcomes in a wide range of primary, secondary and special schools. 



Hub contact at Diverse Academies Trust 

Serena Sellick 

Serena has worked for the Diverse Academies Trust since 2004, in most recent years played a key role in the recruitment of trainee teachers and being the Teaching School Leader for Trent Valley Teaching School Alliance.  




Nicole Lyons 

Nicole has been a secondary Geography teacher since 2004 and has worked at The Minster School since 2006. Nicole is passionate about the development of subject-specific pedagogies and has worked with Geographical Association as a consultant and author. Nicole is currently Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning at The Minster School.  As Initial Teacher Education Lead for the Minster Learning Alliance, Nicole’s role includes leading a School Direct programme for a large cohort of trainees per year across the Primary and Secondary phase. Nicole also leads the delivery of the Early Career Framework across Mitre Schools and the Newark and Sherwood Region.



Diverse Academies ECF Lead 

Delia Nicholson 

Delia is the ECF lead for Diverse Academies Trust, collaborating with the Hub to deliver the Early Career Framework to teachers across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Delia is an experienced practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience, with a passion for teaching and learning. Her first love is the English classroom and the varied students (from 11-18) she has worked with over the years. For the last 20 years Delia has worked across schools as an advanced skills teacher and lead practitioner.



Redhill Primary ITT Lead

Linda Shepherd ​​​​​​

Linda is an experienced school leader and SLE who has worked in a variety of Derbyshire primary settings as a teacher, deputy and headteacher. She is passionate about providing the best possible education for children through her own teaching and through mentoring and coaching colleagues at different stages of their teaching career. With a proven track record of working alongside teachers and leaders in different contexts to secure improvement and raise standards, Linda is also responsible for managing training and support for student teachers within her role of Trust Primary ITT Lead.



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