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In September 2017 I established Waterman Learning, an organisation offering expert advice and guidance to schools and Trusts on leadership, assessment, curriculum and teaching.  I no longer run Waterman Learning – I leave that to my amazing sister Esther Gray (@Esther_Gray). If you are interested in how Esther can support you or your school, please visit the main site

From August 2019, I am the Headteacher of Lodge Park Academy in Corby.  This is a my dream job, in my home town.

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This website is where I host my old blogs, and any new blogs that I have the time to write.

I also speak and present at local and national education events, such as #ResearchED, #BrewED and #WomenED.

You might also want to look at the grassroots organisation I set up with a small team of dedicated Northamptonshire educators.  It’s called #EducatingNorthants.  We’re also on Twitter @EduNorthants, Facebook and LinkedIn.