Susie is an Executive Principal with the CLF. Most recently, Susie has been working across the primary phase as part of the Executive team, supporting the school improvement across the trust.
Prior to Susie’s appointment as Executive Principal, she was the Principal at Wallscourt Farm Academy, which opened in September 2013 as a new base need school. Before joining Wallscourt, Susie spent a decade working in schools in Bristol, taking on roles in a range of contexts. Inclusion and Special Educational Needs are areas of expertise, as is managing change in various settings.
Susie has much experience in EYFS and KS1, and has taught children, pupils and students from 3-19. Susie is also highly experienced in leading teacher professional development, leadership training and is passionate about learning and leadership at all levels. Research and teacher development is at the heart of the school’s vision for learning.
Susie also carries out the role of link to the CLF wide CEIAG strategy, taking a lead on Careers Information, Advice and Guidance across the Federation. Beyond the CLF, Susie is an Education Adviser (EA) for the South West RSCs office, in addition to leading training and professional development for middle and senior leaders, Sencos and Assessment Leads.