Alison was formally Headteacher at Goffs, and has held two Headships in very different circumstances. She led her first school to an Ofsted rating of outstanding in all areas with no identified areas for improvement – one of the first schools in the UK to achieve this at that point in time. Her leadership has been identified by Ofsted as being outstanding in both Headships. She has worked as an Ofsted Inspector, a School Improvement Partner, and as a District Adviser for Hertfordshire, overseeing school performance in two areas of the County. In addition, Alison has undertaken consultancy nationally on school improvement and school leadership and accountability, with high levels of requests for her time both from within Hertfordshire and nationally.
Alison is highly versed in leadership, and strategies aimed at delivering ongoing whole school improvement. Alison is fundamentally child centred in her work, which is rooted in her belief that the core purpose of leadership at all levels is to deliver the best possible learning outcomes for children. Alison now provides expert advice and coaching to the Principals and leaders within the Trust, combining a clearly articulated view of a no excuses culture of leadership, with support, guidance and a listening ear, and is responsible for the outcomes of schools across the Trust.