Term of Office: 29/06/16 - 09/05/18
(Member/Chair of Trustees Greater Manchester Learning Trust)
Suzannah has 25 years’ experience as a teacher and educational leader. Suzannah is Director for Quality and Monitoring at Oldham Sixth Form College. Suzannah is member of the SLT at OSFC. She has been in her current role for 5 years and has a breadth of experience both prior to and alongside her work in this role, including extensive strategic leadership experience through her Chair of Governor roles in both the primary and secondary sectors.
Suzannah is a designated Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) for Governance and Strategic Leadership and has expertise in a range of areas including quality improvement, curriculum planning design, governance and leadership.
The impact of Suzannah’s work can be seen through her leadership support and challenge at the schools where she is Chair of Governors and through developments at OSFC. Having come through the route of Head of Humanities at OSFC and has an excellent insight into the challenges faced by curriculum leaders. She has led the restructure of the Curriculum Area Leader role at OSFC and the impact of this is seen in the level of ownership and accountability taken by colleagues in these roles, including effective scrutiny of data and clarity and improved practice in respect of performance management.
Suzannah has an analytical approach, basing judgements on evidence from a range of sources and she understands the need for contextual information. She is transparent with her colleagues and is never afraid to have difficult conversations to ensure action is taken to improve outcomes for students.
Suzannah is a local councillor for Old Moat Ward on Manchester City Council. She was elected in 2010 and from 2011-2015 she was assistant executive member for Children’s Services