School to school support

Headteacher support.


Kevin McDonnell

Headteacher, Stormont House School

Kevin currently offers school-to-school support through:

  • bespoke mentoring and coaching to 4 heads/ senior leaders relatively new to role
  • support to establish research & development projects in 4 schools

After starting his career teaching physics up to A level, Kevin has spent the last 30 years or so teaching and leading in a variety of settings with students who have had difficulties in mainstream education. Since 2000 he has been Head teacher at Stormont House School, which became one the first outstanding schools in the country in 2005. He has worked as a School Improvement Partner outside the borough and served on the Learning Trust Board during an intense period of improvement in Hackney Schools. He currently chairs the Executive Board of the Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance (HTSA) and leads its Research & Development strand, with a particular interest in John Hattie’s ‘Visible Learning’ meta-research.


Anna Feltham

Headteacher, Clapton girls' academy

Behaviour specialism

Anna began her career in Waltham Forest working as a KS3 Learning Manager and has gone on to develop a wealth of pastoral experience and knowledge through Head of Progress, Transition Manager and Assistant Headteacher roles. Anna is one of two Associate Headteachers at the 'Outstanding' Clapton Girls' Academy, with whole school responsibility for behaviour, safety, attendance and admissions, Anna has successfully led on the implementation of whole school systems and routines for ensuring 'Outstanding' behaviour for learning and attendance and has worked closely with external providers to develop an effective alternative provision offer.