Abby Bayford

Abby is the Director of Institute of the Academy Transformation Trust and prior to this she was Vice Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy, based in the West Midlands.

Abby has been a qualified teacher for 14 years, working in and supporting a range of schools in the Midlands. In this time Abby has undertaken the role of SENCo, Lead Practitioner, Assistant Principal and, most recently, Vice Principal in charge of Leadership and Management and Quality of Education. During this time Abby has been part of leadership teams that have secured Outstanding and Good Ofsted judgements.

Abby is also an SLE and has led on Sandwell transition projects, driving the Transition Plus Pathways group with Dr Kevin Rowland (MBE), which helped to transform KS2-3 transition in Sandwell. She has also worked in collaboration with Black Country Teaching Schools, leading on a DfE funded KS3 SSIF project.

Abby now leads on people development across all directorates for all employees at ATT. Abby has been invited to share this work at national events; she has also written for national publications on CPD design principles.