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. As headteacher of Newstead Wood School (2001-2013), she continued her commitment to raising achievement for all young people, especially for the exceptionally able. Newstead was awarded engineering and languages specialisms and became a Gifted and Talented Lead School for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and an Ambassador School for NAGTY.

Liz is a National Leader of Education, working in partnership with secondary schools to raise aspirations and achievement for the young people in England and overseas. Throughout her time as a headteacher, she served as a trustee with a range of educational charities and has led professional development and quality assurance for a group of international schools. She continues to serve as an academic consultant with the Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI).

From 2014-2017, Liz was Director of Secondary Education with the Bright Futures Educational Trust, working to establish sustainable leadership and to raise aspirations for high achievement for young people in the North West.

Liz encourages students and staff to work creatively and to lead the development of innovative and ethical educational practice. In June 2014 she was awarded the CBE for Services to Education.
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