Tolleshunt D’Arcy Academy Teaching & Learning Council

NameAppointment date and term of officeAppointing bodyDetails
Hazel Steele (Chair)01/09/2019
(4 years)
Board of DirectorsInitial career as a secondary school teacher and senior leader. Then moved into leadership training and facilitation across a range of programmes including working with the National Remodelling Team and National College for School Leadership and for the last ten years writing materials, facilitating training, mentoring and assessing for national school leadership programmes. Institute for Leadership and Management trained coach. A Member of the Teaching and Learning Council for St. Nicholas Tolleshunt D’Arcy governing board before the school became part of the Canonium Trust and now a member of the Teaching and Learning Council for Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas as well as a director for the Trust.. Previous experience as an English teacher and senior leader in secondary education. Then became a trainer and facilitator for the National Remodelling Team and National College for School Leadership.
Sejal Patel (Vice)01/09/2022 (4 years)ElectedTBA
Emily Selfe01/09/2019
(4 years)
Board of DirectorsI joined the governing body of Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas C of E Primary Academy in 2016, as PCC Governor for Goldhanger. I have always lived in the local area and I am please to be part of a team making a difference to the provision of education at the school. As a governor, I have particularly focused on RE, collective worship and monitoring of the curriculum. I have worked as a primary school teacher in other local schools since I qualified in 2005 and I have recently completed an MA in Education. I enjoy working with young people and undertake other voluntary work as a leader with Girl Guiding.
Jenny Brown-Lee01/09/2019
(4 years)
Board of DirectorsI have been the Foundation DBE Governor for Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas C of E Academy since 2016. I worked as a Nursery Nurse with an Advanced Diploma in Child Education for 20 years in Hertfordshire. I have a special interest in the use of the outside area in the curriculum, in early years. As a governor, I have been focused on attendance, behaviour and the reception class. I enjoy volunteering at the school most weeks baking with small groups of children.
Nina Catasus Escriba10/11/2020
(4 years)
Elected(Brentwood Lofts Ltd, HSG Security, Tolleshunt D’Arcy Pre-School Committee.)
Tracey CaswellEx-officioEx-officioReverend Tracey Caswell. St Nicholas Church, Tolleshunt D’Arcy.
Louise EastbrookEx-officioEx-officioMrs Eastbrook is the Headteacher at Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas C of E Primary Academy and has been for 5 years. She has taught across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 for 20 years. Her school is currently rated Good (03/18) by Ofsted and SIAMS (11/19).
Louise is an active member of the Tiptree and Stanway Consortium where she supports school improvement and collaborative work.
Alicia Jenkins04/03/2020
(4 years)
Staff member
Miss Jenkins has been the Inclusion Leader at Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas C of E Primary Academy since 2020. Within her 7 years of experience, she has taught in both KS1 and KS2 in both Tolleshunt D’Arcy and Kelvedon Academy.
She has a specific interest in Autism and has previously worked within Kelvedon Academy’s ASC (Autism Support Centre) before moving to D’Arcy Academy. Alicia hopes to continue her professional development as Leadership and SENCO within her time in the Trust and is enjoying her journey to support and improve the school.
Steven Brown03/11/2021ElectedTBA