Chair of Trustees

A teacher of English since 1999 and an experienced school leader, Carly has expertise in many areas including teaching, leadership, curriculum and assessment. Carly’s has taught in four county schools: Prince William School in Oundle, Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough, Brooke Weston College in Corby and Northampton School for Girls, where she was Deputy Headteacher from 2008 to 2017.  Carly has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and School Improvement from the University of Cambridge and the NPQH.

In September 2017, Carly established ‘Waterman Learning’, an education training and advisory business supporting schools, advising government policy and contributing to research.  Carly delivered training programmes in all aspects of school improvement, but has particular expertise in strategic leadership, assessment and curriculum, coaching and mentoring, and how to attract, develop and retain teachers. Carly resigned as Director of Waterman Learning Ltd on 3 July 2019 and is now the Principal of Lodge Park Academy in Corby.

Carly is a regional leader for #WomenEd, an Associate Tutor for Leeds Beckett University and a co-founder of Educating Northants, a grass-roots educational movement in the county.  Carly assesses the NPQSL, NPQML and NPQH qualifications and is currently undertaking a research project for the Department for Education on flexible working.

Carly is also a governor at Kettering Buccleuch Academy, a regular speaker at education events and conferences, and a keen writer and blogger.  Despite being kept busy by a passion for education, Carly’s most important job is being mum to two girls, Eleanor (8) and Hazel (5).
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