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Gill Cunningham


Gill is an associate lecturer within Newcastle University. She leads the Early Career Framework within the North East Teaching Schools Partnership, supporting new teachers into the profession. She has thirty years’ experience as a teacher and head teacher within South Tyneside.  She has much experience in safeguarding, working with multidisciplinary teams and outside agencies to ensure the best support for young people.

“I was born in South Shields and I am very proud to call myself a South Shields girl. I am fully committed to Key and the fantastic work they offer to young people and their families. I believe that teamwork is essential in any organisation, and creating a positive and friendly feeling is paramount. When people feel they belong, whoever they are , they are willing to do and give their best. I truly hope we can make a difference.”