National Leaders of Education
School Improvement NET
Sue was the CEO of Newquay Education Trust (NET) from April 2016 to summer 2017. The Trust comprises Newquay Tretherras, Cornwall’s largest secondary Academy, and Newquay Junior, Cornwall’s largest junior Academy, and is responsible for the education of over 2200 students. Sue has considerable leadership experience, having been a secondary Headteacher of two very successful secondary schools since 1999, an Executive Headteacher for two years, and a National Leader of Education since 2009. Sue’s areas of expertise are in leadership development, school improvement across school phases, leading collaborations and multi academy trusts.
I am currently the Executive Headteacher for Trenance Learning Academy & St Newlyn East Academy both part of The Learning Academy Trust. Trenance is a large 4/5 form entry Outstanding Infant School in Newquay. I have worked on the Senior Leadership Team of this School for 10 ten years.
Recently I have been a key part of a School Improvement Team that supported 2 local Primary schools judged by OfSTED to be RI-Requiring Improvement. I was acting Head of School in both settings and led improvements in Personal Development Behaviour and Welfare, and Teaching and Learning.
I work for the Kernow Teaching School Alliance particularly in the areas of Initial Teacher Training and have co-written training programmes for our Primary School Direct provision. Prior to my leadership roles in the Learning Academy Trust I worked as an Advisor for Cornwall Local Authority.