South Farnham Educational Trust
Starting her working life in the City, Susan then raised her family before entering teaching. Her career whilst Deputy Headteacher of South Farnham School has encompassed four outstanding Ofsted reports and many years at the head of the national league tables. Susan has been instrumental in the achievement of many prestigious awards such as The National Training Award and the Small to Medium Business Award; also in the school’s becoming an Investors in People Champion Organisation. In 2011 she became Director of South Farnham Teaching School, one of the first primary schools in the country to be appointed. In this role her responsibilities included the delivery of the National College licenced leadership programmes, being a member of the School Direct Reference Group and working as part of an expert panel with the DfE on assessment in the new curriculum. She is a Professional Tutor and Assessor for trainee teachers and her current role is as Deputy CEO of the South Farnham Educational Trust and its SCITT which this year is training 107 teachers. She has had extensive experience in the support and improvement of a wide range of schools moving them from Ofsted serious weaknesses judgements to Good; and this has included leadership of two schools prior to their becoming part of SFET. Susan is Chair of the Employers’ Trailblazer Group which is currently planning the next developments in the Post-Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship.