Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber

Paediatrics - Meet the School 

The School has a structure specified by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber. Dr Karin Schwarz is the overarching Head of School who has strategic responsibility. Each rotation is led by a Training Programme Director. Each hospital which trains paediatricians, will have one or more Clinical Tutors, who have been appointed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Clinical Tutors are responsible to the Directors of Medical Education, who are employed by each hospital to ensure educational delivery is high quality. There are also two RCPCH Regional Advisors across the region. 

The School Board is represented by training programme directors, RCPCH regional advisors and Health Education England, as well as personnel, directors of postgraduate medical education and doctors from the rotation. Additionally there are two educational committees which run the day release training programmes are represented at the meetings.

Each rotation has a Speciality Training Committee, which consists of training programme directors, clinical tutors and doctors from across the rotation.

The School also co-ordinates the annual review process (ARCP) for doctors and hospitals on the rotation. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has a very clear assessment strategy, which the school will follow. The GMC also has a defined set of quality standards which both the School and the Trusts follow.

Should you have any concerns, you can contact your Clinical Supervisor or local Clinical Tutor. If required you can contact the Training Programme Director or refer your issue to the Programme Support Team at HEE. 

Head of School


Dr Kay Tyerman

Leeds General Infirmary

Training Programme Directors - West


Dr Kathryn Davison

Remit for ST4 to ST8


Dr Chakrapani Vasudevan

Remit for ST1 to ST3

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Training Programme Directors - East


Dr David Finn

Remit for ST4-8

Leeds General Infirmary 



Dr Rana Alia

Remit for ST1-ST3

Hull Royal Infirmary


Training Programme Directors - South




Dr Fharhad Motaleb

Remit for ST4 to ST8

Sheffield Children's Hospital



Dr Alison Scott

Rotations ST1 to ST3

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Pan Deanery Training Programme Directors



Dr Chris Vas

Lead for ARCPs and Website


Dr Rebecca Newbegin

Exam Lead 




Dr Nicola Mullins

Education Lead



Dr Monica Negoita 

Education Lead for Virtual Teaching Delivery (Blackboard)

Programme Support Team (HEE)

0113 295 2088



Regional Advisor

Dr Rajeeva Singh - Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 


RCPCH Advisor for Less Than Full Time Trainees

Dr Helen Yates - Consultant Neonatologist (Hull)


Dr Simon Frazer - Bradford Royal Infirmary (via Vicky Williamson)

Vicky Williamson - Bradford Royal Infirmary

Leeds Diploma Lead

Dr Tim Lee - Leeds