Carolyn Robson is the founder and CEO of The Mead Educational Trust, formed in 2014, a growing partnership of ten schools within Leicester. Carolyn graduated from Durham University in 1975, subsequently achieving a PGCE and M.Ed. from The University of Leicester. A National Leader of Education, she has taught in several Leicestershire and Leicester City schools. Until recently, Carolyn was Executive Principal at Rushey Mead Academy, which has achieved an Ofsted rating of ‘Outstanding’ three times and also featured in Ofsted’s publication of ‘Twelve Outstanding Secondary Schools – Excelling against the Odds’. Carolyn’s extensive school improvement experience was recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, 2013.