Our Team

DavidDirector of Training & Support Alliance

David Struthers 

David has been the Director of SETSA since 2012 and leads the SETSA team. As well as overseeing the general alliance work he has led the Science Learning Partnership since

SarahSarah B Burns, Project Officer

Sarah has been part of the SETSA team since 2019 and now manages the Science Learning Partnership for Southend, Essex & Thurrock. She has many years experience in events and training management.

Sarah White, SETSA Administrator

Sarah manages the NQT Development Programme; SLE Recruitment & Training; Leader Training Programmes; Subject Network Groups; Sport England Programme and other non-science training programmes. She also provides administrative support for Science Learning Partnership for Southend, Essex & Thurrock.


Matt kingMatt King, Lead Teacher for the SLP Biology Specialism

Matt is the lead teacher for the Biology specialism that SETSA gained in 2021. He is also Head of Biology at Westcliff High School for Girls, a STEM facilitator and a finalist for the 2021 Royal Society of Biology - Biology Teacher of the Year.  Matt has over 12 years teaching experience.




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