Carole Willis appointed to board of directors for School-Led Development Trust

Press Release

Thursday 8 December 2022

We are pleased to announce that our chief executive Carole Willis has been appointed to the board of directors for the School-Led Development Trust.

The Trust is an organisation set up by four of England’s respected school trusts to run the new National Institute of Teaching (NIoT). Opened in September, the NIoT is dedicated to boosting the quality of teaching and school leadership by carrying out research, applying the insights to its professional development programmes, and sharing findings with the sector. 

Carole is joining in a personal capacity and will support the NIoT in its vision of ‘helping to create a school system that nurtures the talents of teachers and leaders at all stages of their careers, so they can provide children with the world-class education they deserve’.

Carole Willis said:

“I’m delighted and honoured to have been appointed to the School-Led Development Trust board and I look forward to supporting the development of the National Institute of Teaching. I hope to draw on my experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help NIoT achieve its mission, ensuring that evidence plays a central role.”

Carole’s appointment has been announced today (8th December 2022), alongside that of two further directors.

  • Professor Iram Siraj, who is Professor of Child Development and Education at the University of Oxford.
  • Dame Colette Bowe, who has worked as an executive and a non-executive director at the most senior levels in the City, in regulation and in Whitehall, is an External Member of the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee and a Trustee of the IFRS Foundation.

These latest appointments complete the trust’s board of directors.

The School-Led Development Trust is a partnership formed by The Harris Federation, Oasis Community Learning, Outwood Grange Academies Trust and Star Academies.