Lucy has led the school since its inception in 2013. Lucy’s qualifications include a BA and MA in English – University of Cambridge; PGCE English – Durham University; and Local Leader in Education (LLE) – National College of Teaching and Leadership.
Lucy is the Designated Lead for Children Looked After and also Previously Looked After Children, as well as the Designated Safeguarding Lead for the school.
Having worked in East Riding schools since 1997, Lucy has a wealth of experience in teaching across the age ranges and in school leadership. Lucy graduated with a BA in English from the University of Cambridge before taking up her PGCE at Durham University, training to become an English teacher. Accredited early on in her career as an Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) in recognition of outstanding classroom learning and the development of other staff, Lucy worked on literacy and numeracy projects across primary and secondary phases to ensure the smooth transition of pupils and to raise standards.
Lucy’s roles at South Hunsley as Director of Sixth Form, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, and Head of the Teaching School saw her working alongside Executive Lead, Chris Abbott, to support 15 schools nationally to raise their standards of staff development, teaching and learning, and marking and feedback, as well as supporting Middle Leaders to drive forward constant improvements through research-based evidence. Lucy led Teaching and Learning and Staff Development in the run-up to and during the period in which the school achieved its Outstanding Ofsted judgement in 2013.
In 2014, Lucy wrote South Hunsley’s successful bid to form a Teaching School Alliance in and led the development of the primary Free School from planning in 2013 through to opening in 2015, taking up the role of Head of Hunsley Primary following a national DfE interview process.
Her interest in working on national projects continues with the further development of Hunsley Primary as the first free school in the East Riding. Lucy was part of the core Executive Team supporting the journey of the Yorkshire Wolds SCITT to its recent outstanding Ofsted outcome. She now sits on the Quality Assurance Board of the Teacher Training programme and the Executive Steering Group of the Wolds Teaching School Alliance.