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Susan is the Regional Education Director for our Secondary East academies which are based across Norfolk, Suffolk, Thurrock and Essex. She is also the Executive Principal of Mildenhall College Academy in Suffolk; The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham, Norfolk and Iceni Academy in Methwold and Hockwold in Norfolk. Prior to this she was the Principal of Mildenhall College Academy for ten years which is an 11-18 academy with a large Sixth Form.

Susan started her teaching career in Sheffield as an English teacher. She has spent over twenty years as a senior leader, Principal and Executive Principal working in a range of schools in Essex and Suffolk improving provision, outcomes and care for the students in her schools. In 2019 she became one of a team of four Regional Education Directors whose purpose is to drive forward educational development across the academies in our trust.