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Lesley Powell

Lesley is Executive Principal at The Academy at Shotton Hall and CEO of the North East Learning Trust. Prior to this, she was deputy headteacher. Her track record of leadership within both positions is acknowledged locally and nationally as truly outstanding.

Lesley has led structural change and implemented a wide range of improvement processes including: transforming learning, monitoring and evaluation, curriculum design to maximise student progress, high quality/high impact continuous professional development and professional collaboration to ensure that the Academy is an outward facing partner that makes a significant contribution to the wider learning landscape. She is also a practising inspector (for Ofsed via CFBT Education Trust) and NLE.

Lesley is a visionary, committed, energetic, resilient and realistic leader - her talents are much in demand!