Before gaining a PGCE in teaching English, Media Studies, and Drama from Goldsmith's University in London, Claire graduated from Birkbeck University in London with a BA in English Literature.
In previous roles, Claire has navigated the posts of Head of English, Head of Year, Head of Media Studies, and Assistant Headteacher. Claire trained to be a SENCO at Liverpool Hope University in 2021, and her role as Head of Learning Support at Lancing College brings all of her professional experiences together.
Claire would describe herself as a life-long student and has studied education both at Chichester University on their Education MA programme and at Liverpool Hope University, where she completed her SENCO training. Claire is interested in education leadership and has also completed a National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership. In 2023, Claire qualified to be registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as an educational test assessor, which enables her to assess and investigate cognitive profiles for students at Lancing College.
Claire joined teaching after a career in Public Relations, where she worked for health charities building brands and working on communication strategies.
Claire is committed to making learning accessible and ensuring school populations are inclusive and diverse. To stay abreast of national SEND policy, Claire acts as a governor at a local Woodward Trust state secondary school.