Michelle joined the Trust in November 2011 and is proud to have led the school through the academisation process.
Michelle is proud to have served the community of Conisbrough for the past 30 years in a variety of roles as Class Teacher, Deputy Head, Headteacher then Principal. Michelle has also lead EYFS as part of the Conisbrough and Denaby Children's Centre Action Zone and also part time as EYFS Lead for the Conisbrough and Denaby Children's Centre.
Rowena Academy became a National Teaching School in March 2014 following an outstanding Ofsted judgement; Michelle is now a National Leader of Education (NLE) and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of supporting other schools.
Michelle has been a Key Stage One moderator and is currently an EYFS Moderator for the Local Authority. She also has experience working as a Governor at a Primary and a Secondary Academy which she has done for the past 8 years as well as being an Early Years Consultant for the Collins Snap Science Teaching Programme.
Michelle completed her BEd (Honours) whilst working in a Building Society and also at an Estate Agents in order to fund my training. She completed her NPQH whilst working as Deputy Head at Rowena and is an Early Years Specialist. It's no surprise that she was nominated for a National Teaching Award in 2004.
Outside of the job, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to take her three dogs out on long walks which keeps her fit and active. She also enjoys property restoration and has completed some big renovations in the last few years including an Old listed Parish Lockup (gaol) dating back to 1801.
Rowena Academy joined the Trust in November 2011 and I was very proud to lead the school through the Academisation process. As a Governing Body we were very keen to join the Trust as we really liked the caring, supportive feel that we got when we met key members of the Team. We were also very enthusiastic about the opportunity to share our good practice with the Trust