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Andrew Jones is Assistant Headteacher for CPD and professional mentoring at the Reach Free School, which is part of the Herts & Bucks TSA. He is also a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Religious Education. In addition to these roles, he has written for the Guardian and Huffington Post and is the author of Teaching Sociology Successfully: A Practical Guide to Planning and Delivering Outstanding Lessons (Routledge, 2017).

Chris Dixon is a Maths teacher at the Reach Free School. He is also a form tutor and intends to complete some action research projects next year through the HertsCam network. 

Faye Caldwell is Head of English at The Reach Free School. She has taught in various different settings and is passionate about her subject. She is involved in Challenge Partners Hub’s Homework project, which is partly run by the TSA, and is completing a CamStar action research project on the use of technology in English.

Martyn Essery is Deputy Headteacher and a co-founder at The Reach Free School. He began his career as a Humanities teacher in 2006 through the Teach First Programme. In 2008, Martyn was promoted to Head of Sixth Form with responsibility for all associated curriculum, pastoral and recruitment elements. He then moved schools to take on the role of Assistant Principal responsible for Humanities, managing nine subjects and a dozen staff in this wide-ranging role. He has also contributed to education policy through his role as a Teach First Ambassador.

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