Jill has been awarded National Leader of Governance (NLG) in July 2017. This follows a very successful career in School Governance being Chair of George Spencer Academy, a world-class and outstanding school and Portland Spencer Academy, a good school with outstanding for effective leadership and management.
She is a former Headteacher of Sunnyside Spencer Academy, a small but growing primary school; and a former Vice Principal of George Spencer Academy, a very successful and outstanding secondary school. She was nominated as 'Inspirational' Headteacher in February 2014.
Her previous role was that of Chief Operating Officer for The Spencer Academies Trust where she was a key member of the team that established the Trust in 2012. Jill remains a Member of The Spencer Academies Trust and is also a Member of the Rushey Mead Educational Trust.