With Mr Tierney retiring at the end of December 2019, the Directors are delighted to announce that Mrs Helen O'Neill has been appointed as the CEO of the BEBCMAT. Mrs O'Neill will take up post in February and is very much looking forward to her new leadership role. When appointed she told the Directors that, she was "really looking forward to working closely with all staff, pupils and their families and to seeing each child develop their God-given talents and become the best they can be".
A qualified teacher she has a Masters degree in education leadership and extensive experience of teaching and leadership in a range of schools across the North West and Midlands areas.
She is currently one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) working for Ofsted and was the national lead inspector for Ofsted’s curriculum research project. Mrs O'Neill has experienced working with a range of schools, including primary, secondary, special and independent.