Pauline is Deputy Director of Schools North East, network of all 1150 schools in the North East of England, and a registered charity. She joined in 2017 as Business Manager before being appointed Deputy Director in 2020. Pauline is a former School Business Manager with over 20 years working in education in the North East and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the region’s schools. Pauline also brings governance experience having served as both a governor and associate governor and an academy trust member and she is currently a trustee of a special school MAT. She understands the challenges faced by schools and is committed to making a difference to the learning chances of pupils in the region and nationally.
Pauline leads the National Network of Special Schools for School Business Professionals bringing together schools from across England, and sits on the DfE Network Leaders Forum ensuring the voice of Special, AP and North East SBMs is heard at a national level.