Meet the Team

Meet the Team

TEACHER TRAINING TEAM

Jo Palmer Tweed

Jo Palmer Tweed

Executive Director - You’ll see plenty of Jo in your training year and beyond! She prides herself on making the training fit your individual needs and getting to know you all.

Emma Nunn

Emma Nunn

Chief Operating Officer / Secondary Recruitment Officer - Any questions/enquiries regarding recruitment please let me know as I am always happy to help. I can help with most queries, but will be able to point you in the right direction if not. If you call the office out of the normal office hours you will likely be speaking to me.

Sue Rudgley

Sue Rudgley

Chief Finance Officer and Data Protection Officer - If you have any finance questions then please let me know and I will be happy to help. I am working from the office at the moment while the rest of the team work remotely to keep us safe, so if you call the office number between 9am - 2pm, you will likely be speaking to me. I can help with most queries, but if I cannot help then I will make sure you get to speak to the right person.

Saffron Lowrie

Saffron Lowrie

Primary Recruitment Officer and Office Manager - Any questions regarding primary recruitment please ask I am happy to help and if I cannot answer I will point you in the right direction.

Karon Edney

Karon Edney

Personal Assistant to the Executive Director and Marketing Officer - I’m new to the team but not new to teacher training having spent the last four years recruiting and supporting secondary trainees in Southend, I am delighted to be working with Essex and Thames SCITT.

Fran Attwood

Fran Attwood

Primary Programme Leader / AO Lead - I’m a Southend girl through and through! Along with Southend, I oversee Thurrock and Outer London, an eclectic and diverse mix of schools! I’ll guide you through your training period and smooth the way for you.

Eleanor French

Eleanor French

SCITT Manager

Emma Day

Emma Day

Wellbeing Lead, Lecturer, Personal Tutor

Ben Maddison

Ben Maddison

Secondary Programme Lead, Marketing and IT Manager, Personal Tutor

Helen Grimmett

Helen Grimmett

Secondary Programme Lead and Personal Tutor

Castor

Castor

Team Dog - Castor is a therapy dog and he will support your training year with walks and plenty of wags on demand.

Julie Winyard

Julie Winyard

Trustee

Monica Black

Monica Black

Trustee

Maddie Rippon

Maddie Rippon

Trustee

Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Trustee

Trustees