Q3 Academy Tipton in Sandwell is a large, vibrant and diverse school for children aged 11 to 19. We are proud of our very successful Sixth Form, the impact of our student advocates and our rapid improvements over recent years.
We are completely dedicated to equipping all our students with the tools to live their lives to the full: to realise their potential, to thrive in the world of work and to make a positive contribution to the local, national and international community.
What makes us unique is that we know not everyone can make the difference that we do – day in and day out. We have high ambitions and aspirations for our community as well as uncompromising standards. We are driven by shared values; of fighting for equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging.
Our mission is support our students to live life to the full in pursuit of what is good, right and true.
I am completely committed to working to improve the lives and futures of all of our young people and especially proud to serve the community at Tipton.
I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1994 and qualified as a teacher the following year. I have worked in the West Midlands for the majority of my career, with a short detour as headteacher of an all-through school in Bristol. I am an English teacher by trade but have taught up to and including A Levels in History, Religious Studies and Film Studies. An avid reader myself, I am passionate that all children should develop a love of reading.
As well as serving as a headteacher at Q3 Academy Tipton I am a founder and leader for WomenEd, an organisation to support current and aspiring women leaders in education and have co-edited two books: 10% Braver and Being 10% Braver. I am also a member of the non-political think tank Headteachers’ Roundtable, who work to influence education policy to improve the lives of young people.