Lead for Secondary School Improvement
Carol joined the NEAT Central Team in January 2021 as part of our capacity building as a trust as we plan for growth. Her role is to support Benfield School on its school improvement journey and develop systems and processes across the trust as we prepare for other secondary schools to join the trust over time.
Carol's experience of working in schools dates back to 1982. Since that time she has worked in 7 secondary schools in Newcastle, Sunderland and South Tyneside; most recently as the Headteacher of St Cuthbert's High School in Newcastle, which under her leadership gained an 'Outstanding' Ofsted judgement and became a teaching school. Earlier in her career she was seconded as a local authority adviser and also supported a school merger in South Tyneside.
Designated a National Leader of Education (NLE) by the DfE, Carol has recently supported schools to improve through the Opportunity North East ONE Vision programme and is an Associate of the Association of Education Advisers.
Carol loves being outdoors and is an avid park runner and keen cyclist outside of work.