Professor Dame Alison Peacock is well regarded for her innovative and inclusive approach to teaching and leadership. Currently serving as the Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, she is dedicated to raising the status of the teaching profession by celebrating, supporting, and connecting educators.
Before joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was the Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire, where she gained a reputation for leading a highly successful and inclusive school community. Her career has spanned primary, secondary, and advisory roles, giving her a comprehensive understanding of the education system.
Dame Alison is a highly respected academic, and her research is published in a series of books about “Learning without Limits,” offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement. She is also an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge, Hughes Hall Cambridge, and UCL, as well as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University. In addition, she serves as a trustee for Big Change, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people in the UK.
As a highly experienced educator who has experienced ten inspections personally, Dame Alison has agreed to be part of the Ofsted Inquiry into school inspection because she believes it is important to explore the costs and benefits of Ofsted and hopes that the inquiry will give teachers a voice and show that their opinions are being heard. She also hopes that the inquiry will lead to positive changes that benefit the education sector as a whole.