Jane joined Aldridge Education as Chief Executive Officer in May 2019. She has worked in education for over 20 years and held three posts as Principal and Executive Principal, the last being in London within the Harris Federation.

Under Jane’s tenure the school received an Outstanding grading from Ofsted and retained its position at the top of successive performance tables for 6 years. Since then, she has been a Regional Director with the Ark network, supporting and working with a group of 11 schools in London and the South.

Jane has a Master’s degree in Education and has completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). In addition to her leadership roles within schools and multi-academy trust she also has previous experience as an Ofsted inspector.

On joining the Trust Jane said “I am very excited to be joining an organisation which is passionate about preparing young people, whatever their background, to succeed in education and in the world of work. The Board demonstrate a strong desire to ensure that every Aldridge student achieves academically and that strong outcomes, combined with a focus on the development of enterprising skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, equip them to be ready for next steps beyond the age of 18. I’m very much looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues in the Aldridge family and working with them to support and lead this work”.

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