Judy Shaw graduated in English and Linguistics at Lancaster University then completed her PGCE in Primary Education at St. Martin’s College, Lancaster. She began teaching in 1988. She has taught throughout the primary age range specialising in Literacy and Early Years.
Judy has been head teacher of an Infant and Nursery School in West Yorkshire since 2005. She joined NAHT at the same time! She was elected to NAHT’s National Executive in 2013 representing school leaders across Yorkshire. In 2016 Judy became the first Chair of the newly formed NAHT Early Years Sector Council. The Council’s work raises the profile of Early Years Education and informs NAHT’s policy and representation across the sector. In May, Judy became NAHT National President 2019-2020.