Trust Champions

Bellevue Place Educational Trust is founded on our vision to Learn, Enjoy, Succeed.
This is not only true for our pupils, but for our staff too: by delivering the best education and support to our teachers, they will provide the best education and support to the pupils.

Due to BPET’s growth, we have been able to introduce specialist roles to work across all our schools. Our Trust Champions have been recruited amongst our existing teaching staff, recognising experience, specialist skills and leadership attitude. Trust Champions not only support other teaching staff, creating a cascading effect of best practices throughout the Trust, but they further their own professional development too.

James Richards, from Rutherford House School, has been the Trust’s Sports Champion for the last two years. At Rutherford, James has developed the PE department with the belief that children learn best whilst they are having fun. James has been working with all PE teachers across the Trust to get more pupils to be more active, more often. James organises the annual BPET girls and boys football tournaments that take place at Watling Park School.

James fully engages with parents and the wider community, as he recognises that these relationships are vital in ensuring that children are supported as they move through school. For his attitude and commitment to developing competitive sport across our family of schools, James has won the BPET’s Impact Award in 2022.

Natalia Levene, from Deer Park School, has been appointed Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS) Trust Champion. From Sept 2022, Natalia will lead EYFS moderation, including baseline moderation, facilitate EYFS Leader Network Meetings, deliver group training at the Trust’s annual conferences and support developments within teaching and learning.
Natalia believes that the early years are fundamental for pupils, because it is at this time that they gain all the basic skills of learning, setting the scene for a smooth transition to year 1, and the rest of their education.

Natalia was awarded the BPET’s Community Impact Award in 2022  − together with Lucie Bebe − for their work to support families of children with additional needs.

Claire Syms, our energetic Headteacher at Halley House School, has been appointed Delivery Partner Lead in order to grow the BPET delivery partner work with Outstanding Leaders and Best Practice Network through running the specialist NPQs through to NPQEL. She will recruit facilitators from within BPET because of their strength in leadership, ensure training is completed, allocate cohorts to facilitators always ensuring our facilities are high class promoting the value as a Trust we place on CPD of our staff. She will be instrumental to drive the professional development of our own teachers and leaders forward, and we can’t wait!

If you are interested in developing your career with us, head over to our continuing professional development tab.