CEO

Anne Redmondexec-principal

MA (Process Consultancy), MA (Education), B ED (Hons), NLE, NPQH, DASE (Special Needs)

Anne Redmond has worked in special education for 31 years; she has been Headteacher of the Kingfisher Special School in Oldham since January 2005 with the highest of aspirations and expectations. During those 12 years, Anne has led the school through three Ofsted inspections receiving 3 Outstanding Ofsted judgments in 2007, 2010 and 2014. Anne has been a National Leader of Education (NLE) since 2009 and leads a cohort 1 National Teaching School.

With Kingfisher forming a Multi-Academy Trust, Anne’s role is now leading the Multi-Academy Trust as CEO. Anne is an inspirational leader, passionate about raising standards and achievements for all.  She has a commitment to personal leadership discovery and developing and preparing leaders for the future through coaching and self-reflection. As such, she obtained her MA in Process Consultancy from the University of Manchester in 2013. In 2015, Anne was a Fellowship Programme participant, working on a question posed by the NCTL that focused on system leadership.

Anne underpins her work on collaboration and through the building of relationships. She has been the Strategic Lead for the Oldham Schools Alliance (OSA) and led the restructure of the Association of Primary Heads in response to the changing national policy context in relation to developing a self-improving school system. This has now evolved into the Oldham Education Partnership with the same underpinning vision of creating a sustainable community of schools to improve outcomes for all children in Oldham. Anne was a Commissioner on the Oldham Education and Skills Commission and now supports the Partnership Board in providing leadership and governance to assist Oldham in developing a cohesive way forward with the recommendations.