Pauline Carmichael - Headteacher Walton Hall Academy
Pauline has worked in special education since 1979 holding a variety of roles in maintained and independent, day and residential schools. She joined Blackfriars in 2008, heading up the FE college and extending links with Stoke-on-Trent College to provide for an increasing group of students aged 19 to 21 with profound and complex needs. As part of the Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance she delivered NPQSL courses to aspiring leaders. Pauline was seconded to Walton Hall in 2013 to support the school out of special measures, which was achieved in June 2014. Pauline has been the substantive head of Walton Hall Academy since September 2015.