Sue Sutcliffe has recently retired and is a full time carer for her adult son who has complex special needs. She undertook the role of Vice Chair of Governors at her son’s special primary school for some years which enabled her to gain knowledge of the issues within special education and participate in supporting the Leadership Team in raising the standard of the school in order that all children were enabled to achieve their full potential, accomplish greater independence and enjoy wider choices.
She worked for many years as Children’s Lead for all voluntary and community charities in the borough, supporting them with fund raising, policies, training and participating in borough decisions. For the past ten years Sue acted as Business Manager for the Local Authority’s Statutory Assessment Department which involved having significant knowledge of the SEN policy, schools and their finances, implementing decisions made at panel, predicting future school places required for children with special educational needs and managing the available budget for the borough.
Moyra Pickering has been both a primary teacher and Head Teacher in Bexley. Following her Headship, she worked as the Head of School Improvement for Bexley Council, qualifying as an Ofsted inspector and inspecting schools across England. Moyra was also Bexley’s Deputy Director for Services for Children.
Colette Doran-Hannon is the Head Teacher of a Catholic Bexley School. Her area of expertise is around curriculum development and leadership.