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Cassandra Williams BW

Cassandra Williams

Regional Executive Principal

Cassandra Williams is a regional executive principal, where her job is to guide, support and challenge the principals of each school in her area to become the best they can be. She has used her knowledge of child centred learning, school improvement and quality education to support leaders across a wide range of schools. She also works part time for Ofsted as a lead Ofsted inspector, which keeps her understanding of expectations sharp.

Cassandra has been involved in a range of national research projects including Essex visual literacy, national transition and the early reading. Cassandra has worked with many schools to help write curriculum and worked in a small team to write and trail the initial Edison UK curriculum, which is now used in many schools around England. She was a contributor and reviewer of the internationally released “100 Review” of early years and is a practitioner representative on the Early Excellence national school leaders panel.

As a headteacher, she improved her school from ‘Satisfactory’ to ‘Outstanding’ and was the primary school case study in the Chief Inspectors Report 2015:

“The leader of this primary school has created a culture and ethos that is outstanding in the way that it focuses relentlessly on teaching and learning and strives for excellence. The headteacher expertly communicates her profound and extensive knowledge of how children learn best. Leaders and managers at all levels are very effective and adapt to change enthusiastically. They take the best from current national and local initiatives and mould them into existing excellent practice. The headteacher is a local leader of education and the local authority describes this outstanding school as ‘inward-looking and outward-facing’. Immersed in a ‘can-do culture’, nothing is seen by pupils or teaching staff as a potential barrier to successful learning.”

Cassandra speaks at national and regional conferences about enquiry based learning, assessment and school improvement.

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