Mrs Susan Pennington
Susan is currently an Education Improvement Officer specialising in the engagement of vulnerable children and safeguarding. Her career has spanned primary and secondary age ranges in both mainstream and specialist settings. She has held a number of senior positions from Head of Department to Principal of an alternative provision free school and has been a local authority officer in two authorities.
Susan's particular areas of expertise are in behaviour management, emotional literacy and safeguarding. She has had extensive experience in mainstream, special and residential EBD schools. In recent years, she has been the Head of a PRU and subsequently she was sought to set up a free school catering for the educational and social needs of pupils at risk of exclusion from mainstream settings.
Susan is an inspirational trainer and offers a range of support and training sessions which seek to empower teachers, governors, support staff and parents to engage disaffected pupils in their learning environment.