Vanessa Riotto 

Vanessa Riotto 

HAT school and current role:

Hampton College Secondary Phase - Director of English 

Areas of educational expertise and experience:


  • Vanessa has extensive middle leadership experience, since 2008.
  • She currently leads the large, successful secondary English team at Hampton College.
  • Vanessa has a particular expertise in English, including subject knowledge, curriculum development and approaches to English pedagogy
  • Experienced main school and Post 16 tutor

Additional affiliations and accreditations

  • Staff governor at Hampton College
  • NPQSL – units completed:
    Strategy and improvement
    Teaching and Learning
    Management and risks
  • Enrolled in the new NPQ Leading Teaching from autumn 2022

In-reach and outreach- support offered in the following areas:

  • English curriculum design and intent at KS3,4 and 5
  • Reducing workload in marking and homework provision
  • Developing staff
  • Observations and appraisal
  • ITT/ECTs
  • Raising standards departmentally by identifying obstacles and making change
  • Support for new middle leaders in leading and developing a team