Lesley Daniel

Trust Assurance Director

Prior to joining the trust team, Lesley was an Assistant Principal at Swavesey Village College having been promoted to this role after leading the English Curriculum Area of the academy for a number of highly successful years.  As an ‘outstanding’ practitioner herself, Lesley has regularly presented on SSAT raising achievement conferences.  She was particularly delighted after co-presenting at one conference to be asked by Geoff Barton to present to senior leadership within his own school.  Lesley is also a SLE and has worked in a variety of CMAT and other schools to raise achievement.

Having spent a year on secondment to Ofsted undertaking the same training as HMIs, she has been a team leader on a number of inspections in both secondary and primary schools, and has even had to place one unfortunate school into ‘Special Measures’.  Lesley now has her own batch of schools in ‘Special Measures’ and others which ‘Require Improvement’ that she continues to support.

Returning to CMAT in April 2015, Lesley has already undertaken a range of quality assurance work, interrogating academy SEFs and is in constant demand from other academies to support.  She has recently joined the governing body of West Town Primary Academy.