Sue has extensive expertise in the field of Primary Education and Leadership. She started her teaching career in inner city Leeds, moved on to the London Borough of Hillingdon before spending many years in Slough and finally became a headteacher in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Having taught and held leadership positions for many years, Sue's skills in 'Leadership' and 'Teaching and Learning' have been recognised by national organisations; indeed she was recognised as one of the best teachers in the country by the DfE.
Being one of the first teachers to be awarded Advanced Skills Teacher status, Sue has supported many schools - effectively raising standards of pupil achievement through working on rapidly improving the quality of teaching.
As an Assistant Headteacher, she initiated and embedded an innovative curriculum for the school leading to recognition as a ‘National School of Creativity’ – one of only 30 in the country.
Sue was featured as a Case Study in ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ DfES 2003 for Creative Curriculum innovation and AST role in supporting leadership.
In Sue's 5 years of headship, she was described by many as an 'outstanding leader'. Providing the vision and leadership required to ensure the highest quality of education for pupils, high parental engagement, community cohesion and an excellent working environment for all staff, the school became a happy and highly successful organisation.
In terms of professional vision, Sue is passionate about providing children and young people with the skills to achieve high academic performance whilst becoming respectful, resilient and resourceful citizens of our global community.
Professional coaching is a passion of Sue's. She achieved the Professional Certificate of Coaching from Henley Business School (University of Reading) with Distinction and uses her skills in professional coaching to provide challenge and support to educators in many schools.
Her work in coaching children and young people is a significant part of her skillset. Sue firmly believes that the vast majority of mental health issues could be prevented with a serious focus on wellbeing and a coaching approach in schools.