Director of Primary Education
Heidi trained as a teacher with the Open University, has a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and has been a successful Headteacher in three previous schools. She has also been the Executive Headteacher of a small school federation before she was appointed as the Executive Principal in Cornwall for Adventure Learning Academy Trust’s (ALAT) primary schools. Heidi’s leadership experience has been in both small rural schools and in large primary schools and she specialises in supporting schools that are in an category to get to ‘Good’.
Heidi has taught across all age ranges and led many subjects and has significant experience in Early Years, Literacy and Special Educational Needs. One of Heidi’s passions is the social and well-being of children; she is a Thrive practitioner and a licensed Thrive trainer. Heidi’s experience also includes supporting Headteachers following Ofsted inspections to ensure rapid progress is achieved. Heidi says: “I consider it to be a great privilege to be Director of Primary Education for ALAT and Bright Tribe. Our schools are full of committed and able staff and I look forward to leading each school into the next stage of their journey towards excellence. I want every child within our primary schools to succeed and enjoy every second of their learning experience while achieving their full potential.”