Bernadette joined the Trust in 2017 leading School Improvement. She began her teaching career in 1993 in Primary Education and went on to teach in a range of primary and secondary schools on the South Coast and in the Midlands. She has extensive Senior Leadership experience across primary and secondary, covering all aspects of School Self-Evaluation and School Improvement; school management and governance; inspection readiness; Quality Assurance; School to School Support; Safeguarding; Teaching Schools; policy writing and strategic vision. As Senior School Improvement Leader for the Trust, Bernadette leads on School Improvement, together with Teaching and Learning (including our 3-year Teaching and Learning Cycle); Continuing Professional Development; and Co-construction across the Trust. Bernadette provides School to School Support, including peer reviews, ‘deep dives’, and more intensive support for school senior teams for schools both in and outside of the Trust. Passionately committed to ensuring students achieve their full potential and are provided with the skills, opportunities and support to prepare them as ‘World Class’ citizens for the 21st Century, Bernadette enjoys working with schools both within the Trust and beyond.