Kathleen Higgins

I am the Headteacher at Beechwood School and a governor of the school. I am also a Trustee of the Schelwood Trust. I have been a teacher since 1985 and a Headteacher since 2002. During my time in education I have held a range of leadership posts.

My leadership as a Headteacher has been described by Ofsted inspectors as strong, determined and outstanding. I led my previous school from a low achieving, undersubscribed school with a significant budget deficit to fully subscribed with a healthy budget and significantly improved examination results. I have a strong track record of school improvement, strategic planning and self-evaluation, change management, reviewing and improving governance and facilitating professional development in staff.

In my spare time I enjoy travel, theatre, literature and the cinema.