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First subject specialist confirmed

Published on 17/11/16

A leading educational thinker has been appointed as one of the Inspiration Trust's first subject specialist leaders.

Dr Anthony Radice will be one of two English specialists leading development of our English curriculum, working to director of education Christine Counsell, as the trust establishes its teaching school and training centre.

The new post is one of a dozen roles across key subjects, and balances curriculum development with subject-specific initial teacher training, professional development, research, and in-class teaching.

Dr Radice has worked in a wide range of schools, both state and independent. He is currently Head of English at an independent school in London, and will move to Norfolk in September.

Mrs Counsell said: "We are delighted to have Anthony coming to join us as one of our two English subject specialist leaders. His work on shaping a coherent, cumulative curriculum and developing methods that enable all pupils to master core knowledge fits perfectly with our vision of delivering an excellent education to all children.

"He has also gained a reputation as an advocate for explicit teaching of academic knowledge, through his blog, The Traditional Teacher."

Dr Radice said: "I'm very excited by the opportunity to work with English teachers across the Inspiration Trust, and look forward to building a scholarly community of subject experts dedicated to sharing the riches of English language and literature with the next generation."

The trust is currently recruiting for subject specialist leads in English, history, geography, modern languages, religious education and philosophy, and science. Hethersett Academy gained National Teaching School status in September, and we are currently developing plans for new initial teacher training and professional development courses.

Earlier this year the trust was named as the top schools group in the country for progress at secondary level, and our schools have achieved the top mainstream results in Norfolk at both GCSE and A Level for two years running.