Kirsty Dunn

School St Robert of Newminster
Current Position Leader of department and school to school support
Designation Specialist Leader of Education
Designated Specialism Leadership of Curriculum; History; Middle Leader Development
Background I am currently Assistant Headteacher for standards and achievement, with a particular focus on leading our team of subject leaders and supporting them in their roles. I am also responsible for the school SEF and SIP process and whole school monitoring systems. I have developed a bespoke middle leaders CPD programme for St Roberts to develop leadership capacity. I have a wide ranging experience of working with a number of different subjects and I am skilled in identifying areas for development in departments and both coaching and mentoring subject leaders to lead their own teams in these priorities. Prior to this, I was subject leader for History for over 10 years leading a large department that was part of the school’s humanities specialism. I am experienced in leading a large department and have successfully implemented curriculum change and led effective intervention strategies.