Andrew Somerville
SLE in Business and Behaviour: KCL Business, Enterprise and Technology, The Charter School North Dulwich

My experience

Previously a lawyer and business consultant, I have over 10 years experience of teaching business and economics in state funded secondary schools in London and over 7 years experience as a middle leader. I have worked in three outstanding schools with contexts ranging from challenging to highly academic. I lead a Key Curriculum Area encompassing 4 distinct subject areas. I am a graduate of the Teaching Leaders programme and have recently completed a Dialogic Teaching programme, which has encouraged my particular interest in utilising oracy strategies to improve attainment and narrow the progress gap between disadvantaged and other students.

Come and see me

  • KS5 and KS4 teaching with a particular emphasis on oracy and vocabulary
  • Leading and managing a cross-curricular department
  • Developing less experienced teachers
  • Utilising effective teaching and learning strategies in KS4 and KS5
  • Utilising effective differentiation
  • Utilising effective enrichment programmes to encourage engagement in learning
  • Implementing strategies aimed at narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other students
  • EIL/AFL strategies

I can offer professional development on:

  • Curriculum development
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Developing and retaining teaching staff
  • Oracy, literacy and vocabulary
  • Closing the gap between disadvantaged students and others
  • Assessment for learning

I can support teachers/leaders with:

  • Behaviour for learning
  • Engagement in Learning
  • Oracy, literacy and vocabulary
  • Disadvantaged-first teaching
  • Leading and managing teams
  • Developing whole-school and subject-level curricula
  • Assessment for learning