Caroline has over 20 years of governance experience as both a parent and foundation governor in Catholic primary and secondary schools. She has acted as both Chair and Vice Chair in VA schools and academies. Although having been involved in all areas of governance, she has particular expertise around HR, admissions and school improvement.
One of the key governors involved in setting up the Bishop Wheeler CMAT, she has been Chair since its establishment in 2013 and has developed governance systems, expanding to welcome additional schools, including the sponsored conversion of two schools which have shown rapid improvement and are now developing local governance.
Caroline became an NLG in 2015 and is currently Deputy Director of Education for the Diocese of Leeds. She has undertaken several external reviews of governance and supported a variety of governing bodies of schools, academies and multi academy trusts as well as Intervention Boards. She is a member of the Catholic Education Service Academies Working Group.