Having originally built a career advising organisations and senior executives on communications, and delivering marketing and public relations strategies, in January 2012 I moved into the education sector. Over the past nearly ten years I have worked for individual schools; held senior roles for a sponsor of independent single academy trust status schools; led the communications function of a national multi-academy trust; and been Clerk to the Governors for a local authority Church of England School.
During that time, I have advised and supported headteachers, staff and governors on a wide range of issues relating to reputation, communications, community engagement, admissions, complaints handling, policies and compliance with DfE requirements.
Both through my clerking experience and working closely with trust governance functions and Local Governing Committees. I have also have extensive exposure to school improvement processes and data, and of equipping Governors to challenge their schools in this area through training and reporting.