Claire Geisler – SCITT Director
Claire is a highly experienced Kirklees Strategic Learning Partner who has worked collaboratively with many schools to provide support and challenge for Senior and Middle Leaders. She has worked closely with Senior Leadership Teams to support their school improvement journeys and has regularly been involved with Ofsted inspections.
As a Strategic Learning Partner Claire has significant experience of supporting the performance management of Headteachers, leading in the recruitment of Headteachers and supporting and challenging governing bodies in their role.
Until recently Claire was the Strategic Moderation Manager for Kirklees and led a highly effective team of LA and school-based moderators for KS1 and KS2.
Before taking up the post of SCITT Director Claire was the strategic lead for Kirklees Appropriate Body. This role included the responsibility and accountability for ensuring that ECTs received their statutory entitlements, checking that ECTs were receiving a programme of support and training based on the Early Career Framework (ECF) and that Early Career Teachers (ECTs) were fairly and consistently assessed.
As a Kirklees Learning Partner, Claire’s involvement with the SCITT has grown over recent years. During this time, she has delivered both Primary and Secondary Core Training sessions, been a Secondary Tutor, designed and delivered the New Mentor Training and been a member of the Quality Assurance Group.
In Sept 2022 Claire became the Acting SCITT Director and continues to develop this highly regarded ITT partnership.