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Heather Lacey - Headteacher, Shirley Manor Primary Academy

Location: West Yorkshire

I am the Headteacher at Shirley Manor Primary Academy, which is my second Headship. I have been a Headteacher for 10 years. My experience is mainly in schools in deprived areas across West Yorkshire. I am passionate about working with children with challenging backgrounds and enabling them to see a future through having a growth mindset. The life of my school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. With the aim to bring learning alive, by making it exciting and stimulating. 

I have been working on a project with UCL IOE and the Education Endowment Foundation on Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants (MITA). I am now supporting schools in Bradford and West Yorkshire with this. This programme has had a massive impact on my school, and I want to share this good practice.                               

I am available to deliver the Maximising the Practice of TAs training across West Yorkshire.

phone: 01274 679320