Cris has a wide experience in the Education Sector, having achieved NPQH in 2009 and SLE in 2013. She led three Primary Schools as Executive Head, as well as leading Ravenfield Primary Academy as Principal in 2016,who obtained a Good Ofsted grade in Jan 2018. She has lead school improvement as an Academy Quality Assurance Advisor, working with schools 3-19 in challenging circumstances, and has extensive experience as a Chair of Governors within the Secondary sector.
As a Specialist Leader in Education, Cris supported the professional development of a range of staff, with an expertise in change management and leadership development. Having worked as a project director, in an area of high deprivation to improve the English and Maths outcomes for children and adults, she was responsible for working strategically with different partnerships to pilot initiatives in early literacy, wellbeing and SEND. She joined Achievement for All in Sept 2018 as the Regional Lead for the North.