Meet the team

Leadership Team

Carly Lucas
Director of HTTP: Trainee Wellbeing & Progression

I taught for over 20 years as a Drama specialist in Havering. With a degree in English Literature & Theatre studies. I gained my PGCE from The Central School of Speech and Drama. I was the Head of Department at Hall Mead School and an Academy Lead Teacher responsible for developing other teachers. I was awarded an M.A in Education from The University of East London and ran educational research projects with staff. I joined the Leadership Team for HTTP in 2016 after working as a Mentor, Subject Leader and Professional Tutor on the HTTP Programme.

Susan Bannocks
Director of HTTP: Strategy & Finance

I taught for over 18 years as a Business teacher. With a degree in Business Studies and I also hold a Level 7 qualification in Coaching & Mentoring.  I trained to teach in a Secondary school but mostly taught in post-16 education at Havering Sixth Form College. I led and taught on an Initial Teacher Training Programme at the College and was responsible for devising and leading Continual Professional Development (CPD) on teaching, learning and assessment. I was in College leadership for over 13 years, most recently as Assistant Principal. I have acted as a Mentor to many trainees and newly qualified teachers. I joined HTTP in 2021.

ITT Co-Ordinators

In each of our placement schools there will be an ITT Co-Ordinator, usually a member of the Senior Leadership Team who will provide your overall management and support within your training school.

Subject Mentors

The Subject Mentor is the prime agent in training, providing regular guidance on subject knowledge, lesson preparation and delivery, classroom management and the assessment of pupils’ work.  The Subject Mentor will meet weekly with you as the prime source of guidance and support as you train to teach.