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School Improvement Team

The trust has a school improvement team directed by the Chief Executive Officer. The team provides support to Wimborne Academy Trust schools and to schools beyond the trust through Wimborne Teaching School.

Caroline Boyes

Caroline has been teaching for 23 years in Bournemouth and Dorset across the primary age range, with experience of all year groups from Reception to Year 6. Throughout her teaching career she has led curriculum subjects including Art, Maths and RE.

Since September 2016, Caroline has been an SLE for Wimborne Teaching School specialising in English and curriculum leadership and development. She is currently seconded to WAT to lead English across the Trust and lead the School Improvement Team.

Caroline is an Assistant Head Teacher of a large primary school in the centre of Bournemouth, with over fifty percent of children having English as an additional language. In this role she has held responsibility for Key Stage 2, curriculum development and led the English team.


Louise Jeffs

Louise has been teaching for over 25 years, working in Junior, Primary, First and Middle Schools in Hampshire and Dorset.  She has taught all Year Groups from Reception to Year 6 and have worked as an SLE supporting Heads, Maths Leads, Phase Leaders and class teachers with the teaching, learning and assessing of Maths. Throughout her teaching career, she has led curriculum subjects with a focus on Maths, Computing, Art & Display, Music and PSHE.  Louise has been a Consultant Leading Teacher for Dorset, supporting and moderating teachers’ judgements at Key Stage 1. Over the last 10 years, she has led teacher focus groups, researching areas in Computing, PSHE and Maths and presented the outcomes at conferences in the South West of England.

She currently works full time as Specialist Leader of Maths for Wimborne Academy Trust and also Wimborne Teaching School.

Jo Hancock

Jo has been teaching for 22 years across three different authorities: Dorset, Hampshire and Bournemouth. She is currently Deputy Head of School and Early Years Lead at St. John’s First School.

Whilst teaching in Hampshire Jo was a Deputy Headteacher and also Acting Headteacher for a short while. During this role she gained her NPQH.  She has been a NQT Mentor/Co-ordinator for most of her career and has also been involved in many ITT programmes including SCITT and PGCEs.

Whilst teaching in Bournemouth Jo was a Lead Teacher for Phonics and had significant experience as a local authority moderator for Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

Most recently Jo has been providing school support for schools with a particular focus on Early Years and English as the EYFS lead for Wimborne Academy Trust.