Sarah studied at Lancaster University, which included a year abroad at Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts, to gain her BA History (Hons) degree. In 1997 she achieved her PGCE at the University of East Anglia, before teaching in the secondary sector initially, then moving to the primary sector in the year 2000. Sarah has taught pupils from ages 4 to 18, from Reception years to ‘A’ Level. She has been a literacy lead, EYFS and phonics lead, Sendco Head of School at 4 different schools in Lincolnshire – and has a history of working in schools judged by Ofsted as moving from ‘Requiring Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Sarah gained her National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2013. Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Sarah’s career has seen her teach in London, Somerset, Warwickshire, and over the past 16 years in her home county. She is passionate about improving pupils’ life chances – and giving children and staff opportunities.