Britannia Teaching Schools Alliance


John Collier

Director of Teaching and Learning

Specialist Leader of Education (BTSA)


Eva Cerioni

Director of ITT

School Direct Lead, SLE

& Appropriate Body


Dave Alston

Local Leader of Education &

Associate Facilitator

John Collier is the Director of Teaching and Learning for BTSA. He is also a Specialist Leader of Education, accredited coach and an Expert Adviser for the Teacher Development Trust. You can contact John via email or by telephone on (01782) 235523​

Eva Cerioni is our Director of ITT and School Direct programme lead. She is also a Specialist Leader of Education and is responsible for our NQT Appropriate Body. To find out more about our School Direct programme please contact Eva via email or by telephone on (01782) 235523 We also host regular information evenings where you can speak to our team. See our website for details of our next meeting.

David Alston has been a primary Headteacher since 1998 and is currently Executive Principal at The Crescent Academy in Stoke on Trent. David has been seconded to Stoke Local Authority and to BTSA, as a Local Leader of Education, a School Effectiveness Officer, a Consultant Headteacher and Senior Leadership Coach. David is a qualified National College facilitator and has led training for LLEs , NPQML and NPQSL. David works with BTSA, designing and facilitating leadership training packages.