Donna Westwood

Donna Westwood

Facilitator Development and Coach at Teaching Leaders

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65 KINGSWAY, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
HQ Phone:
+44 20 3846 5808

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Director  - Teaching.org

Specialist  - Modern Languages Ltd

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Donna Westwood
Donna is a highly skilled and dynamic facilitator, writer and development coach who believes that professional development, like teaching, should be active, practical, challenging and engaging. She has worked in secondary education for 23 years, 15 of those as a senior leader in a school that moved to outstanding. During this time, she developed extensive skills, knowledge and expertise in continuing professional development, performance management, leadership development, initial teacher training, teaching and learning, coaching and public speaking. Most notably, she has worked as a quality assessor for a national CPD mark and facilitated the Improving and Outstanding Teacher programmes, the Middle Leadership Development programme and Leadership Pathways and more recently NPQML. In her role as Director of Teaching School, she wrote and implemented a CPD framework for an academy trust. Donna is a Modern Languages' specialist (French and Spanish) and has used her experience as an Advanced Skills Teacher, and head of an MFL department to coach MFL leaders to successfully lead their teams. In her current role as a development coach, Donna supports middle leaders working in challenging contexts to put their leadership learning into practice, to develop their leadership skills knowledge and expertise, and maximise student achievement. She delivers leadership training for middle leaders and a variety of one-day courses focussing on teaching and learning, MFL and leadership. Donna also writes training programmes in leadership, MFL and coaching for national providers of CPD.

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