WCSQM Associates are exemplary World Class practitioners who share a passion for supporting students to interpret what World Class means for them. Our network of Associates is led by Danielle Finlay, senior leader at Sandringham School.

Find out more about the WCSQM Associate role, the benefits for yourself and your students, and how to join.

Our network of WCSQM Associates

Danielle Finlay, Associate Lead

Danielle Finlay is an experienced senior leader who is currently leading on ‘World Class’ at one of our lead schools, Sandringham. Having worked in driving school improvement in primary and secondary schools, Danielle is passionate about redefining the perception of ‘World Class’ standards, and ensuring that being ‘World Class’ is a vehicle for improvement in all areas of school life. Embedding understanding of being ‘World Class’ at a student, staff and leadership level is paramount in creating a thriving and innovative culture for continuous school improvement in order to sustainably create the best education for the young people that we serve.



Halena Tovey, President Kennedy School

Halena Tovey is an English teacher at President Kennedy School in Coventry, the school which she attended herself during her adolescence. She completed her undergraduate BA in English at the University of Birmingham before moving onto completing her PGCE qualification at the University of Warwick. Halena was introduced to the WCSQM organisation in her training year, where she managed the annual essay writing competition and led one of her students to victory. Since then, Halena has been an active member of the charity. Above all, Halena believes that every student, no matter their context or circumstances, should have access to World Class opportunities, and that inclusion should be at the heart of everything we do as educators. The mission is to build brighter futures for students, focusing on their present, regardless of their past.

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