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Suzanne O’Farrell

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders

Suzanne has also worked as ASCL’s Inspections Specialist for 18 months. Before joining ASCL, Suzanne was Headteacher of a large secondary school in Staffordshire for 7 years.

Suzanne originally trained as a modern languages teacher and taught languages and English in a number of schools. Throughout her 27 year teaching career and prior to taking up her Headship, Suzanne’s previous roles also include Head of a large 6th form (offering the IB and A levels) , Deputy Headteacher, Local Leader of Education and part timeTutor Fellow at Keele University supporting the delivery of the modern languages PGCE programme.