Trustees and Trust Staff


Jo Thurm

Training & development manager, Woodfield Teaching School Alliance

I have a background in academic publishing, SEND training provision for schools, and in developing training programmes to support people with learning disabilities into employment.

Since 2015 I have worked at The Village School co-ordinating a full programme of CPD for staff throughout the organisation. Alongside this I have worked jointly with TVS, Woodfield School, the teaching school and outside professionals on developing the Stride programme of positive behaviour support to be offered to organisations around the country working with children and adults with special needs.


Through my experience of developing a successful apprentice teaching assistant programme at The Village School I am now working with partner schools within the teaching school alliance and training partners to roll out this programme across schools in Brent.