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Alison Parr - Executive Principal Blackfriars Academy

Alison is Executive Principal of Blackfriars Academy. She has had a varied career, starting her teaching in Surrey as a teacher of History and Politics and then spending the next 15 years teaching a range of subjects across the ability spectrum from special needs to A Level. Having completed her MA in Leadership and Management in Education, Alison took up a post at Keele University training history teachers. During the next 10 years, she developed the Keele University Initial Teacher Education Partnership into a strong collaboration with over 70 schools across five Local Authorities. Alison’s passion lies in supporting and empowering staff to create meaningful, creative and memorable learning opportunities that stretch and challenge all students, no matter what their dis/abilities.

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