I have led Bourne Education Trust since its inception in 2013. Previously I was headteacher of Epsom and Ewell High School in Surrey and The Beaconsfield School in Buckinghamshire. I am a National Leader of Education and Chair of Surrey County Council’s Inclusion Roundtable. This group is at the forefront of Surrey’s drive to improve equality, diversity and inclusion across all educational phases in the county. I am also a member of Surrey’s Education Equity Work Group which is focused on moulding its vision for education in the 2030s.
I am proud to have led Bourne Education Trust through its initial incarnation as a school improvement specialist to where it is now: a broad and varied organisation that learns and works without borders.
As a trust we firmly believe that every child deserves a great education and therefore represent all areas of the education sector: early years, primary, secondary, specialist and alternative provision. This provides the Trust with a real richness and allows our pupils and staff to collaborate and learn from one another, continually improving our offer.
Pivotal to our success is our investment in people. Inclusion and belonging characterise our ethos and values and we are incredibly proud of the development and support we are able to provide to our colleagues - I want everyone in our organisation to thrive and enjoy their learning and working environments, something we strive to achieve every day.