Carmel College, The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RP
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Meet The Team

Mike Shorten - Chief Executive Officer
Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust
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"Mike Shorten started the partnership in 1999 with just 2 trainees following the RTP and GTP programmes. As the founder of CTTP and former Director for many years, he has seen through the many changes and current expansion. He has taught in 3 schools over the past 26 years taking on roles such as Head of Year and Head of Department for religious education."

Meet The Team

Monica Shepherd - Director of Carmel Teacher Training Partnership
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"Monica has worked with teacher trainees as a mentor, professional tutor, Headteacher and Director of a Teaching School for three decades. She serves as a Trustee of Schools North-East and is a National Leader of Education. Within the team Monica's role involves having an overview for all programmes with specific responsibility for supporting the secondary schools and their trainees throughout the course. She is also the lead for the Assessment only route to QTS."

Iain Knox - Primary School Improvement and ITT Lead
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"Iain Knox has joined CTTP and the School Improvement Team having worked for 27 years in education, his most recent post as a Senior Leader, Primary School Teacher and cluster lead for CTTP. HIs experience includes working with children from 5 - 16 as an Advanced Skills Teacher, supporting schools with Assessment and Curriculum as a Specialist Leader of Education and delivering training for trainee teachers with different ITT providers. Within the team, Iain's role involves supporting the Primary Schools and their trainees throughout the course."

Lily Bonas – Training Centre Administrator
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"Lily joined Carmel College as an administrator in January 2021. She had experience in other administrate roles prior to this. Since joining Carmel she has worked in a variety of roles which has involved working with all stakeholders. She works closely with the Computing Hub led by Teach computing. Lily is based in the Training Centre and will support you with any queries you may have about the ITT programme."