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Meet the Team

Odyssey Teaching School Hub is led by a small core team, who are then supported by partners from across the region in different project areas.

Executive Director - Russel Ellicott

Russel Ellicott is the Headmaster of Pate’s Grammar School and provides Executive Leadership to the Hub.

Director of Teaching School Hub - Tim Connole

Tim Connole is the Director of the Odyssey Teaching School Hub, overseeing both the Hub’s strategic and operational activity.  

Operational Lead - Jane Wiles

Jane Wiles works as Operational Lead for the Hub. Please contact her via

Administrator – currently vacant


Lead Governor – Fiona Johnston

Fiona is a member of the Pate’s Governing Board and has particular responsibility for overseeing the work of the Hub. Pate’s Governors retain oversight of and accountability for all Hub operations, via Fiona as the Lead Governor and through the work of the school’s Education Committee.

Wider Working Group

The following schools and organisations contribute to the work of the Hub, through the Steering Group and a series of Sub-committees.

Athelstan Trust

Gloucestershire Learning Alliance

Odyssey Computing Hub

West Gloucestershire Schools’ Partnership

Cleeve School

Gloucestershire Local Authority

Odyssey Learning Alliance


Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust and CETA

Gloucestershire Music Hub


University of Gloucestershire

Crypt School

Gloucester Schools’ Partnership

SAND Training and Outreach and Milestone School

Forest of Dean Trust

Denmark Road High School

GLOW Maths Hub

Severn Federation Academy Trust


Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust

Greenshaw Learning Trust

Sir Thomas Rich’s School



Mangotsfield Primary English Hub

Tewkesbury School