Dee has been the Director of Tykes Teaching Alliance since 2017. She has worked in the education sector for over 15 years, her previous roles include managing Hoyland Common Children’s Centre and overseeing the Family Support Team for North East Barnsley.

Tykes Teaching Alliance is the outward facing arm of HCAT, it is driven by the moral purpose of having concern for children beyond our own schools. Initially founded by the DfE as a Teaching School Alliance, Tykes provides Initial Teacher Training, School to School Support and Professional Development opportunities for all Barnsley schools. It delivers the Early Career Framework, Appropriate Body Service and National Professional Qualifications on behalf of Exchange Teaching Hub. More recently Tykes has become a Lead Delivery Partner for Exchange Teacher Training.

Dee leads both the strategic development and operational management of Tykes facilitating sector led school improvement of Barnsley Schools. She is a member of the Barnsley Schools Alliance Board, sitting on the Leadership Capacity Group and is Chair of the CPD working group. Dee is also Chair of the ECF Expert Delivery Group for Exchange Teaching School Hub and is a member of Exchange Teaching Training’s Steering Group.