Meet the team behind the Beechwood Teaching School Alliance

Sue Marsh


I am very proud to have been the Head teacher at Beechwood Juinor School, Bitterne, Southampton for six years. I joined Beechwood as an NQT…

Andrew Crosby

Assistant Director

As well as being Assistant Director of the Beechwood Teaching School Alliance, I am currently Deputy Head Teacher at Beechwood Junior School…

Freddi Marsh

Administrative Officer

I have been an Administrative Assistant for Beechwood Junior School since December 2014. As the first point of contact at reception, my role is …

Our Steering Group

We are guided entirely by the needs and interest of the schools within the Beechwood Teaching School Alliance. Our Steering Group is made up of key individuals representing schools across the region we serve:

Abbie Wilkinson

Standards Officer for the Hamwic Education Trust

I am one of the Standards Officers for Hamwic Education Trust. I have previous experience as a local authority consultant, school…

Rick Page

Head Teacher, Wordsworth Primary School, Southampton

I have been the Head teacher at Wordsworth Primary School, Shirley, Southampton for four years and in that time we have grown the school from…

Marc Parnell

Head Teacher, Sholing Junior School, Southampton

I have been headteacher of Sholing Junior School, Southampton since 2006. The school has just recently become an academy and is part…

Ian Baker

Head Teacher, Gatcombe Park Primary School, Portsmouth

I am lucky to be Head Teacher of Gatcombe Park Primary School, a single form school which is part of the Ridings Partnership in Portsmouth…

Laura Bennett

Head Teacher, Bearwood Primary School, Poole

I feel lucky to work in the role of Headteacher at Bearwood Primary and Nursery School and am proud of the journey that the school is taking as…

Laura Dickson

Head Teacher, Bishop Aldhelm’s Primary School, Poole

I am the Headteacher at Bishop Aldhelms CE Primary School, a large primary school in Poole with 630 pupils. I am an experienced…

Steering Group Minutes

If available, the minutes of our latest Steering Group meeting can be read here.


Our mission is to work alongside schools to help them provide each pupil they serve with the best quality education..

Together we can!