Having worked in Early Education for over twenty years, Claire is currently the Deputy Headteacher at Marine Academy Primary, the South West’s first ‘Outstanding’ free school. Claire has an exceptional passion, motivation and commitment, particularly in the Early Years for improving practice, raising aspirations and the life chances of children. In 2017, she was accredited as a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Early Years and Phonics, having supported schools across Plymouth and Devon. In 2017, Claire successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL). Claire was appointed on the 17th January 2019.