Carol White has been Headteacher of Shavington Academy since 2010. Shavington is an over- subscribed smaller than average secondary mixed comprehensive school serving Crewe and its surrounding villages.
Pupils’ achievement on entry is broadly average. Over the last few years, pupils have moved on to post 16 institutions with above average progress, against national comparator. The school has had particular impact in raising the achievement and progress of disadvantaged groups, in particular, more able disadvantaged leaners. As a consequence of the impact seen in her school, Carol has been commissioned to support school leaders in reducing the gap in achievement and progress across groups of pupils. She is trained to undertake Pupil Premium reviews.
Shavington has been recognised for excellence in pastoral care and personal development through the AcSEED award for mental health provision, RE Gold, Arts Mark, and the ACCORD award for inclusion and social cohesion.
Carol has contributed to several ‘Building Diversity’ programmes, coaching and mentoring teachers from under- represented groups to fulfil their leadership goals. She has also worked with a number of Headteachers on getting their schools inspection ready. Carol has experience of chairing Fair Access panels and through this work has become conversant with admissions and exclusions procedures.
Carol can offer support in a number of aspects of leadership including: achievement, curriculum, behaviour and personal development, self- evaluation, marketing for schools.