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Our people at Ted Wragg love coming to work because they are surrounded with like-minded colleagues who share their ambition, selflessness and drive to achieve success through collaboration. They have a strong sense of belonging underpinned by an inclusive environment and are united in a shared purpose to transform lives and strengthen communities to make the world a better place.

Hear from Alex Druce - Curriculum Leader 

Alex Druce, Curriculum Leader – Marine Academy Primary

I have had the privilege of teaching at Marine Academy Primary for 6 years, which has enabled me to fulfil a fundamental role in shaping the futures of our young people and supporting them to have ambitious life aspirations. The opportunity to develop and innovate a high-quality curriculum that is providing students across the Trust with the knowledge and skills critical for success has been incredibly rewarding, with children firmly placed at the centre of everything that has been implemented. In addition, the Ted Wragg Trust empowers progressive career development and I believe that the opportunities I have been offered to facilitate my personal growth in recent years have been transformational. It is in my nature to refrain from standing still and the support that I have received from colleagues has continually challenged me to strive for an even higher quality of education for all of our young people

Our people at Ted Wragg experience high-quality, ongoing development opportunities tailored to their individual career pathway. We believe in investing heavily in personal and professional growth for all our great people. Our well established and highly regarded professional networks and development sessions means our people benefit from working closely with colleagues from across the South West and beyond.

Hear from Krisha Gandhi - Head of Primary and Deputy of Head Campus 

Krisha Gandhi, Head of Primary and Deputy Head of Campus - Cranbrook Education Campus

I applied for the Ted Wragg Trust Future Headteacher programme as it was a great opportunity to join a Trust who are community-focussed and have an ambitious nature. Since being appointed, I have been participating in the SW100 programme, have started my NPQH, I am attending the Trust’s own Leadership Development Programme and have even been seconded to the outstanding Dixons Academies Trust. I've also had access to bespoke, professional coaching sessions which has played a truly reflective and transformational role in my growth as a Senior Leader.

The Future Headteacher programme allowed me to develop at a rapid rate through hands-on, practical and lived opportunities but has also celebrated the unique strengths that I can bring to the team. This is more than just a career opportunity or your typical CPD; the Ted Wragg Future Headteacher programme is a truly transformational experience.

Our people at Ted Wragg are empowered to inspire others with their open and collaborative approach that encourages everyone to push themselves.  We believe in growing our great people so that they can selflessly share their brilliance and be part of changing the world for the better beyond just Ted Wragg.

Hear from Kasia Ozyakar - Teacher of Science

Hear from Kasia Ozyakar, Teacher of Science -West Exe School

After completing my degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the US, I worked as a Research Assistant, employing a variety of genetic engineering techniques to model human diseases. Eventually, my research career brought me to Exeter, and while finishing my MRes in Biological Sciences, I enrolled in the PGCE course at the University of Exeter and was fortunate to complete my NQT year in another Ted Wragg school, prior to coming to West Exe as a Teacher of Science.

I believe that it is important for the teaching staff to reflect the community they teach in. There are almost 50 languages spoken by students and staff at West Exe, and I’m overjoyed that I can speak my native Polish language in a variety of contexts during the school day, and even assist students in preparation for their GCSE Polish examinations (when I’m not busy preparing science lessons and outreach activities).

I love that WES encourages using my multicultural experiences to expose students to and highlight the importance of respect and appreciation for people of all nationalities and backgrounds. Teachers are role models for their students, and I’m proud to work at a school like West Exe, with ambitious and driven colleagues that empower their students to be more compassionate members of their community.