Penny Rabiger has had a diverse career in the education sector, starting as a teacher for a decade before moving on to become a founding director of The Key for School Leaders, where she was Director of Business Development.

She has worked with several social enterprises in the education sector and is a long-serving school governor. Passionate about issues around education and equity, Penny is one of the co-founders of the grassroots anti-racist charity The BAMEed Network. She is also a coach on the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality’s Anti-Racist School Award and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Leeds Beckett University, researching unlearning racism in a school context.

Penny has joined the Inquiry into school inspection to provide a valuable insider-outsider perspective from her professional engagement with the education sector. She hopes to bring in research evidence and anti-racist perspectives to the discussion, decision-making, and outputs from the Inquiry. Her primary goal is for the Inquiry to facilitate a deep understanding of the current state of the school inspection system, explore the possibilities of reshaping the quality assurance and support process for schools, and ultimately benefit staff, children, and families.