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Mrs Joanne Boyd, Head of Teacher Training & Teacher of History

Mrs Boyd is a senior leader who has established an outstanding reputation for her work in schools across the South, as a Head of History and as a Deputy Head Teacher. Her roles have included overseeing teaching and learning, the gifted and talented provision, and student leadership.

Mrs Boyd has a degree in History and English from the University of Chester. She is an accomplished dancer, and has a passion for teaching. After obtaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Education she went on to lead a highly successful History department in an Essex school graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.



Mrs Boyd has led successful History departments in three previous schools and in 2001 she was invited to work on a two year project to develop the teaching of History at Cambridge University.

She has also taught Dance as a second subject, winning national recognition when her pupils won regional and national dance competitions on three occasions.

Mrs Boyd’s goals…

Alongside creating an outstanding History department, I am committed to developing the pupil and parent voice in the school. I see these as crucial components in an outstanding school.
Mrs Boyd

Mrs Joanne Boyd

Head of Teacher Training & Teacher of History



A levels in English, History, Dance and General Studies

Undergraduate degree in History and English Literature: Second class honours

PGCE History and English: Qualified

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.

Mrs J.Boyd – Teacher of History and English

Average progress made by :
All pupils taught: 5.3
Girls: 5.0
Boys: 5.7
Free Schools Meals pupils: 4.7
Pupil Premium: 5.2
SEN pupils: 5.4

Contact info

Got a question? Email Mrs Boyd

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