Meet our Professional Tutor and Acting Primary Phase Lead


Hazel Dorrington

Professional Tutor and Acting Primary Phase Lead

Prior to joining the HITE team at Harris, I worked in Initial Teacher Education for over 15 years. I led a School-Based Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provision in east London and I have worked for a Higher Education (university) ITE provider. Prior to that I was a primary school teacher in east London for almost 15 years.  

As primary phase lead, I have responsibility for managing the primary training provision, leading the primary tutor team and supporting the Head of ITE, Shona Findlay. As a Professional Tutor, I also look after a group of primary academies, liaising with mentors and managing mentors to ensure that my allocated primary trainees have successful placements.  

I enjoy watching trainees grow in confidence and develop their practice over the course of the training year. It is especially rewarding when former trainees become mentors themselves.