At Tutor Trust Leeds, we recently welcomed a new member of staff to work in the brand-new role of Schools Partnerships Manager.  Sharon Sadler joins the Tutor Trust team with over 20 years of experience in education.  Sharon will be working alongside Lewis Howell, who manages our Leeds office and is our Lead Schools Co-ordinator in the city. 

As schools in Leeds face unique challenges because of coronavirus and lockdown, Tutor Trust is investing further in our Leeds work.  We also hope to be a significant delivery partner for the government’s £350m National Tutoring Programme.  This would build on the online tutoring sessions in Maths and English we have done with pupils in Leeds over the summer.  This work is part of the official national pilot of online tutoring that is being run by our strategic partners the Education Endowment Foundation and Impetus on behalf of the Department for Education.

After graduating from the Institute of Education, University of London, Sharon began her teaching career in a multi-lingual primary school in Tottenham, North London. She went on to teach in Bradford at schools with high percentages of EAL, SEND learners and disadvantaged families.

Following the successful completion of a SpLD Post Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Dyslexia and working as an ITT Link Tutor at Bradford College, Sharon is now a teaching and learning consultant, coach and mentor. She develops bespoke training and development packages for schools, in order to transform practice, impact on pupil progress, strengthen the quality and effectiveness of senior management teams and facilitate teacher career progression.

Sharon joins us at a time of dramatic growth for our organisation. We recently announced two new roles in our Leeds office team - a Schools Coordinator and a Full-time tutor - which will enable us to carry out even more work in the Leeds city area in 2020/21 and beyond.

In her new role, Sharon will play an instrumental part in helping us build a network of partner schools in Leeds and increasing the number of pupils we support. She will also be helping with the quality assurance of tutors, developing practice of primary tutors and contributing to training programmes as part of our Quality and Impact Team, which now consists of 7 former teachers.

We are delighted to have Sharon join the Tutor Trust team and can’t wait to see the impact she has!