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Janet Sheriff

Janet has been Headteacher at Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley since 2009. Under her leadership, the school has improved significantly, particularly in terms of student outcomes. Ofsted have graded leadership and management at the school as ‘outstanding’. The school is also recognised as a leader for its exceptional anti-bullying and equalities work, and its focus on equality and celebrating diversity.

Janet has had a range of senior leadership experience in a variety of schools in different socio-economic contexts. Before taking up headship at Prince Henry's, she successfully led a school, situated in one of the most socio-economically disadvantaged areas of Leeds, out of the Special Measures category. As strategic lead for the Yorkshire Leadership Community, Janet chairs a group made up of representatives from nearby Teaching School Alliances (including RKA) and Local Authorities.

Janet has several years’ experience as a School Improvement Adviser (SIP) working with a range of schools across North Yorkshire Local Authority. More recently, she was appointed as a National Leader of Education (NLE) by the National College and has supported colleague Headteachers and members of SLT in a number of schools.

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