Alison Peacock DBE, DLitt MEd BA, is Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School, a primary school in Hertfordshire.
She led the school out of special measures less than a year after her appointment as headteacher (Jan 2003) and it was subsequently judged by Ofsted to be outstanding (2006, 2009, 2013). The Wroxham School was designated as a School of Creativity in 2009 and as a Teaching School in 2011. The Teaching School has established an extensive Transformative Learning Alliance. Alison is a national member of the Teaching Schools Council.
Alison is co-author of ‘Creating Learning without Limits’ (2012). This research explores an alternative improvement agenda; identifying key dispositions for school leadership where every child and adult is valued and where no one is labelled by so-called ‘ability’.
Alison’s teaching career spans primary, secondary and advisory roles. Alison was a
member of the Royal Society Vision committee and a member of the Princes Trust
Commission for the proposed Royal College of Teaching. She is Consultant Headteacher advising on the new University of Cambridge Primary School and contributed to the NAHT Commission on Assessment, is a member of the DfE Expert Group on Assessment, and is a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.
Throughout her career, Alison has worked in partnership with educational researchers to document her innovative work as a teacher and creative school leader.
In July 2014 Alison was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton.
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