Yvonne has a BSc (Hons) degree in Science (Chemistry) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) both from Sunderland University. She also has a MA in Educational Management and the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Preceding her teaching career Yvonne was in industry as a Research Scientist at Newcastle University and Immunogen International. Yvonne has a vast experience of working at and with a variety of schools across the North East, including as a Science Consultant for Middlesbrough Local Authority. Yvonne has spent the past 15 years in a range of key school senior management roles.
Yvonne’s particular interests are in curriculum design, timetabling, raising achievement and standards. Yvonne is extremely proud to be at Ashington Academy especially with its strong position in the community. With high expectations for the Academy and a drive for excellence, she is passionate and committed to improving the quality of education for all pupils in order for them to reach their full potential.