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. 


Email Address


Dr Kay Tyerman

Head of School

Dr Chakra 

Deputy Head of School

Dr Chris Vas

Lead for ARCPs

Dr Alison Scott

Lead for ST1-3 South Yorkshire

Dr Fharhad Motaleb

Lead for ST4-8 South Yorkshire

Dr Matthew Taylor

Lead for ST1-4 West Yorkshire

Dr Kathryn Davison

Lead for ST4-8 West Yorkshire

Dr Gemma Barnes

Lead for ST1-4 East Yorkshire

Dr David Finn

TPD Lead for ST4-8 East Yorkshire

Dr Nicola Mullins

Education Lead

Dr Rebecca Newbegin

Exam Lead

Dr Monica Negoita

Blackboard/ Virtual Learning Lead

Dr Jessica Oldfield

Simulation Lead

Dr Natasha De Vere

Simulation Lead

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