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Mrs Donna Steele, Senior Leader for Teaching & Learning

Mrs Steele was educated on the Island, achieving A levels in Theatre Studies, English and History, and then obtained an undergraduate degree in Theatre Studies. She went on to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, specialising in Drama and English, before embarking on a highly successful teaching career both on and off the Island.



Mrs Steele is an extremely committed teacher of Drama and English. She has worked in several excellent grammar schools as Head of Drama and Head of Year. In her previous post, she was responsible for developing outstanding practice amongst her peers. This role involves leading professional development sessions, both on and off of the Island, to improve the skills of other teachers.

Mrs Steele has extensive experience in delivering high quality extra curricular programmes and regularly leads on Drama and Dance productions both in school and at local levels.

Mrs Steele’s goals…

The Island Free School offers the opportunity to develop a truly outstanding curricular and extra curricular programme. I am genuinely excited to be able to contribute to this development.
Mrs Steele

Mrs Donna Steele

Senior Leader for Teaching & Learning



Undergraduate degree in Theatre Studies: Upper second class honours

PGCE Drama with 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 D.Steele – Teacher of Drama and English

Average Progress
All pupils taught: 6.4
Girls: 6.7
Boys: 5.8
Free Schools Meals pupils: 6.5
Pupil Premium: 5.4
SEN pupils: 4.7

Contact info

Got a question? Email Mrs Steele

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