Frances completed her BEd Hons at Homerton College, Cambridge. She began her teaching career in a CE Primary School in Stockport before spending 3 years in Botswana as a secondary English teacher and Teacher Trainer in government schools. Following her return and a period of Deputy Headship in Staffordshire, Frances moved to Oxfordshire to take up her first headship of a small CE Primary School. She has led two schools through successful Ofsted inspections as the Head and is keen to support school leaders and staff in school improvement in rapidly a changing educational landscape. Frances is a trained Ofsted Inspector and is contracted to Ofsted to inspect from September 2105.