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Nicky Hepworth

Nicky Hepworth

Programme Manager, Basingstoke Alliance SCITT and Assistance Headteacher,
Dove Academy Trust

Nicky Hepworth has over twenty five years experience in education working in and with primary and secondary schools across the country. Teacher education has been central to her work where she has taught and led on undergraduate and postgraduate ITT programmes. Nicky is now the Basingstoke Alliance SCITT Programme Manager and Assistant Head teacher at Dove House School Academy, an outstanding school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. Nicky has led the development of a collaborative model of ITT and continuing professional development through high-quality mentoring and coaching. This is supporting development and retention of teachers within the local area.

  • Providing high-quality mentoring, coaching and collaborative coaching at The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT (BASCITT) through a lifelong learning model to support the development of teachers
  • Improving regional retention of teachers with 100% employment, 96% retention and over 70% of trainees becoming teachers in local Basingstoke secondary schools
  • Working in partnership with headteachers of local schools to ensure mentors have designated time to support training of novice teachers
  • Outlining the impact of the BASCITT Mentoring and Coaching Recognition Framework developed in line with recommendations from the Carter Review to support CPD of teachers who are mentoring and coaching