From her first teaching post in 1967, Liz has managed curriculum initiatives that have opened up opportunities for young people to aspire to high personal achievement. In her first headship at Altwood Church of England Comprehensive School (1993-2001), she worked on national guidelines for formative assessment and target-setting. Now, as headteacher of Newstead Wood School, she continues her commitment to raising achievement for all young people, especially for the exceptionally able.
Having started her career as a history teacher, Sue Mordecai has worked in both primary and secondary schools, moving on to roles as head of school improvement in a local authority, associate tutor at Oxford Brookes University, and as an adviser to the International Charles Darwin Trust. A former chair of NACE, she currently chairs the charity’s education committee, and is also a director on the board of a multi-academy trust.