A highly experienced and very successful school leader – one of the first headteachers to be designated National Leader of Education (NLE) of a National Support School (NSS). Chris sits on the East Midlands and Humber Head Teacher Board for the Regional Schools Commissioner and is also a trained Ofsted inspector.
As such, Chris has carried out extensive school-to-school support work on behalf of the National College of Teaching and Leadership. The East Riding Local Authority has substantial experience of the impact of Chris’ expertise through contracts made with the organisation to support other LA schools in Special Measures or given Notice to Improve. Starting in 2008, Chris provided periods of executive leadership and management to two East Riding schools in Special Measures: Headlands School in Bridlington and The Market Weighton School in Market Weighton. Both schools are now out of Special Measures. Chris and her team at have also successfully supported a number of schools across Hull, East Riding, the North East and North Lincolnshire.
Chris’s has particular expertise in capacity building, human resources and strategic financial planning.