Partners in Learning is an inclusive teaching school alliance working with over 100 schools from all phases; innovating practice, transforming learning and driving excellence to improve outcomes for pupils across all schools within the alliance.

Our Vision - Our Purpose

Leading the way together for every child, in every school, every day.

Our Aims

To the challenge of social mobility by ensuring that all children have equal entitlement and access to opportunities that will improve their life choices.

Secondary Strategic Board

Helen Redford-Hernandez

School:  Hungerhill School
Role:  Strategic Lead

I have been the Headteacher of Hungerhill School in Doncaster for the last three years.  Hungerhill School is a mixed comprehensive (11-16 years) with more than 1100 students.  It is a high performing school, having been graded as Outstanding in October 2012.  The school continues to secure exceptional outcomes with all groups of children making outstanding progress.  Last year, the school secured Teaching School as well as National Support School status.

Designated as a National Leader of Education and Pupil Premium Reviewer, I also support a number of secondary and primary schools through the Teaching School Alliance, Partners in Learning. 

I have held a number of leadership posts in other Local Authorities, including Head of School in an 11-18 Federated Academy and MFL Advisory Teacher in Nottinghamshire Advisory and Inspection Service.

My particular subject expertise is MFL and I worked for many years as a Specialist Lecturer on the ITT course at the University of Nottingham. Before becoming a teacher, I qualified as a Management Accountant for a large steel company in Sheffield.

Lucie Pond

School: Hungerhill School
Role: Director of Secondary Teaching School

It is my firm belief that teaching and learning should drive school improvement and that, through collaboration, we can enhance the quality of provision for all students across Doncaster. In my role as Director of Teaching School, I am working with a diverse range of schools from all phases, to develop a school-led support system, which improves outcomes for all children.

My previous roles as Advanced Skills Teacher and Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning have allowed me to contribute towards the outstanding judgement that Hungerhill received in in October 2012. Since then, I have been heavily involved in working across a number of local schools, in developing aspects of teaching and learning and system leadership.