Formerly the Head of Hall Meadow Primary School that she opened as a new establishment in 2002, Lorraine now works with the school in its role as National Support School. Lorraine also works as a National Leader of Education and is the Development Lead for the Inspire Teaching School. She originally began working with young people in Hertfordshire with ‘Looked After Children’ and subsequently trained as a teacher in her mid-twenties. Since taking up her first teaching post in Paddington, London, she has had the opportunity to learn alongside many outstanding professionals and worked in a number of schools considered to be in challenging circumstances or requiring ‘special measures’.
Lorraine is a Doctor of Education in Leadership Development; she has particular interest in child initiated inquiry and in developing a cross-phase primary curriculum premised on pupil choice. Her concern for education is not only informed by her work and desire to give every child the best possible start in life but also as a parent a primary aged son.