Craig Cosgrove

Craig Cosgrove

Title: AHOS

Specialism(s): Teaching and learning / Assessment / PE and Sport 

Background Information:

I am an experienced KS2 teacher who is currently Assistant Head of School in the Talk Oaks Academy Trust.  I have also taught across KS1 including in EYFS in my current post. Across my career, leadership responsibilities have included the responsibility of Junior lead, Infant lead, ICT lead, PE lead and Assessment lead.  I have used my mentoring and coaching skills to support students through ITT and BAPE programmes. More recently my focus has been upon the improvement of school staff through monitoring and feedback. I have recently been a part of the Mobilise and NCETM Maths projects incorporating research into school improvement. 

Support and Qualifications:

Teaching and learning support for individual staff members or groups of staff members at any point in their career.

Support for individual areas of improvement or subject focussed improvement for teaching staff or middle leaders.

NPQML – National middle leadership qualification

Most current work/experience:

Pathways to leadership – Workshop lead – Assessment in Primary

PE lead support – Curriculum coverage / competitive sport in schools / PE premium report

RQT mentoring / coaching – Teaching and learning improvements

ITT mentor

ITT programme tutor

BAPE mentor

Why you wanted to become an SLE:

Becoming an SLE allowed me to begin to improve staff members outside of my own setting. Having previously had responsibilities involving improvement, I wanted to challenge my knowledge by aiming to improve others in different schools. I also enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on own knowledge and understanding and work on the best ways to support and improve others.