HPL Global Lead Teacher Scheme

The HPL Global Lead Teacher scheme supports excellent classroom practitioners to extend their influence beyond their own school into the Global Community of HPL Schools and the broader education community. HPL Global Lead Teachers provide pedagogical leadership, and research and develop best practice in collaboration with HPL expert practitioners across the world.
The HPL Global Lead Teacher status can only be given to a teacher who is part of the HPL Fellowship of World Class Schools and has demonstrated excellent outcomes as a result of embedding the HPL philosophy through their everyday practice in the classroom. 

Our Global Lead Teachers





Kirsten Parker

Kirsten is an education coach and has been a form tutor and Head of House, but the thrust of her work has focused on teaching and learning. She has collaborated on several county-wide initiatives to advance teaching and learning including a project which focused on students as observers of learning, identifying what learning looks like and developing strategies.

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Kate Slipper

Kate has implemented many whole school initiatives to drive learning forwards across the school, both within subject areas and on a pastoral level. She also works with a network of local schools to extend and develop pedagogy across all Key stages. In her subject area of Visual Arts, Kate has expertise through her experience of being a curriculum leader as well as completing the Artist Teacher MA at Goldsmiths College.

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Dr Andrew Flint

Andrew has engaged students in the process of embedding HPL in St Mary’s School, and models high academic standards himself through his ongoing commitment to research and publication. Andrew’s interdisciplinary and cross-curricular approach has led to him creating a wide range of HPL resources, activities, information and guidance for colleagues across all subject areas.




Emily Gilbert

Emily Gilbert has worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE for the past 5 years, at The Pearl Academy, where she is HPL Lead Teacher. Emily has recently completed her NPQML, through which she implemented and wrote a Masters project on how HPL improves the way children think, learn and behave, in turn improving their attainment and progress. She has experience in teaching across Key Stage 2 and has been Head of Year 4 for 2 years now. 



Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor is a National Award Qualified Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), and primary school teacher.  He holds a master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, USA.  His passion is supporting teachers to help children and young adults with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) access curriculum within the school so these children can achieve at their highest levels.  In his free time, Daniel enjoys trail running with his wife and their border collie, Flynn.

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Brynn Cooper

Brynn is Global Lead Teacher at Gems Royal Dubai School, an outstanding School in the United Arab Emirates. He is passionate about innovation and loves finding innovative ways to bring HPL to life in the classroom. He is also supporting the development of the HPL community in Dubai as it grows. 


 Application Process
Applying for Global Lead Teacher status follows this process:
  1. The Headteacher of the school nominates a member of their team. If the nominee accepts, they complete a self-assessment application form where they will provide a brief set of evidence against each of the Global Lead Teacher Standards. 
  2. Once the HPL Selection Committee has received the completed application form, the Panel will notify the Headteacher, whether the candidate has met the criteria and will progress to the Interview Process. 
  3. After an interview with the nominee, the successful candidates will be notified and the HPL Team will contact the school to set up a meeting to discuss the specific GLT role in more detail. 
Read the Information for Headteachers/Principals and Applicants and apply for the position of HPL Global Lead Teacher by completing the form at the back of the information book. 

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