Verification Team

Linda Cowie

Linda has been teaching since 1989 in the Primary and Secondary sectors and has been a senior leader over many years. She combines teaching and SMSC leadership in a school with leading The Linking Network. She has been leading the delivery of local linking projects to bring children and young people together on a structured year-long programme for 14 years.

The Linking Network supports schools to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children, young people and adults to explore identity, celebrate diversity, champion equality and promote community. In order to do this TLN offers resources, training on leading SMSC including British values, programmes in schools and supports 20 local schools linking programmes across the country.

Linda believes that schools can create opportunities for SMSC development that promote achievement for all pupils and that are memorable, enjoyable and inspiring.