Dr Josephine Valentine is CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. A secondary school multi-academy trust in Hertfordshire. Previously Josephine was a Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years until December 2017. St Clement Danes is an all ability co-educational comprehensive in Hertfordshire.
She is a member of the DfE Secondary Heads Reference Group. As a National Leader of Education she leads the Herts and Bucks Teaching School Alliance which comprises 20 schools from both phases. Her regional contribution to Teaching Schools is as the lead for all the Teaching Schools in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.
The Herts and Bucks Challenge Partner Hub has been in existence since 2013 and schools from across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are members. More recently Josephine has been one of the architects and now co-leads Challenge Partners’ successful ‘Growing the Top’ programme.
Josephine began her career as a research scientist at both Liverpool University and the Royal Liverpool Hospital. She has a PhD in Oral Histopathology.