Speaker profile

Jo Higgins

Chief Executive
Dudley Academies Trust

Jo is the Chief Executive Officer at Dudley Academies Trust (DAT) with over 25 years of experience in education. Jo has considerable expertise in school improvement: She was Principal of Penistone Grammar School for 10 years (a comprehensive of 1700 with post 16). The school improved from 50% 5 A* to C incl En/Ma to a P8 of +0.39 and in the top 1% for post 16 outcomes in 2017 – 18, when Jo left this post. In the first fully operational year of DAT, Jo has led the improvement of all four secondary academies and has created a highly effective central school improvement team of fifteen staff. She has also agreed a growth plan with the DfE. In January 2020, Jo will be delighted to welcome Blowers Green Primary School, judged as outstanding, into the Trust.

Agenda sessions

Day 2 - November 14, 2019


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