Alison was a Senior Partner for Challenge Partners for more than five years, set up our Portsmouth Hub, and is committed to the principles and philosophy of Challenge Partners.
She was a senior leader specialising in special education for more than 25 years and a headteacher/executive headteacher for nearly 20 years. Most recently she was executive headteacher for Solent Academies Trust in Portsmouth, before retiring in 2020.
Alison led the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance which serves all Portsmouth schools, and has been involved in many national initiatives, with the most recent being a large successful SEN SSIF project which included 23 mainstream schools.
She joined the Board determined to keep children and schools at the heart of all her suggestions or recommendations.