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Libby Watkiss

Libby Watkiss


  • Experienced Head of school and consultant¬†
  • Specialises in History, Humanities and leadership
Subject,Key Stage,Curriculum

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what motivates you?

My family motivates me, and working with people who are creative, passionate and have the same values as me. I love working in education and with the next generation at my fingertips.

What is your educational experience and key qualifications?

I have experience as a Head of School and as an Assistant Headteacher for Teaching & Learning. I also have experience as a consultant for Oxford University Press and Historical Association. I am currently doing the MPQH.

What are your educational specialisms?

I am a History specialist for primary and secondary schools. I have expertise in leadership skills, leading cross trust CPD and whole-trust training. 

What do you enjoy most about working in education?

I really enjoy how there is always research and evidence which can be directly related to classroom practice and student outcomes. I love how collaborative teachers are, and working with staff who are passionate about their subjects and students are always the highlight of my day.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I enjoy snowboarding, keeping fit, socialising with friends, and creating the most enjoyable life for my two small humans!