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Elaine Watson - Executive Headteacher - SIP, Professional Partner, Additional Inspector (NLE)

Scissett First CE(A) School
Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9HR

I became a National Leader of Education in 2009 and have worked with schools in challenging circumstances (in an Ofsted Category or vulnerable) to lead and shape the school improvement process.

As an accredited School Improvement Partner & Kirklees Transformation and Quality Improvement Officer I have worked with a range of Kirklees schools with widely differing contexts and needs, liaising with Head teachers, senior leadership teams and Governors to shape and drive forward the school improvement process.

I am an NCTL Professional Partner and have supported a number of new head teacher colleagues in their first year/s of Headship. As a professional partner I tailor support to meet the needs of the supported person and school.

I became an Additional Inspector working for CfBT to carry out Ofsted Inspections in May 2014.

My roles and responsibilities are wide and varied and the challenges and opportunities of the work to raise standards and ensure effective school self-evaluation have been both rewarding and stimulating.