Image: The Wroxham School
[Katie Noble | Entertainment Editor]
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Executive Headteacher of Potter’s Bar Wroxham School, has joined the University of Hertfordshire School of Education as a Visiting Professor.
The Hertfordshire teacher’s influence first became apparent in her miraculous transformation of the Potter’s Bar school, which sat within “special measures” in 2003. Dame Alison Peacock’s hard work and dedication led to the school being lifted out only ten months later and then reaching an “outstanding” judgement within two and a half years, which it has continued to receive during Ofsted investigations in 2009 and 2013.
She is also internationally respected for her work with the Learning Without Limits initiative which has attracted delegates from countries across the globe such as Australia, Norway, South Africa and Zambia.
Warmly welcomed by the UH School of Education, Associate Dean, Dr Lynn Trodd said: “There is a close alignment between the values and approach to learning and teaching that Dame Alison Peacock promotes and those of the University’s School of Education so we are delighted to welcome Dame Alison as a colleague…”
Upon appointment Professor Dame Alison said: “I’m delighted, because I’m very keen to promote the voice of primary education and I believe working with the University of Hertfordshire will support that.”