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Mari Palmer

I am  an experienced teaching head of 11 years, leading 2 schools through four Ofsted Inspections, resulting in two good and two outstanding judgments.

I am a  Mathematics specialist, with a keen passion for research. During the past 5 years I has been the Research Strand Lead for the Esk Valley Teaching Schools Alliance. In 20017 Settrington All Saints' was designated as a National Research School, one of only 22 in England. I am often invited to speak at conferences, and have spoken at; STEM conferences, Maths Hub Conferences, Research School Conferences, OA Launch and Communication Trust

In Brief:

  • Teaching Y5/6, previously taught R/1/2
  • Achieved Teaching School Designation during previous headship
  • 1 x SIAMs inspection – outstanding
  • Director of North Yorkshire Coast Research School
  • Works with Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub
  • Member of OA Maths Steering Group
  • Member of PCC for local church
  •  Supported local school during time of head teacher turbulence
  • Qualified football coach and coach 2 groups on a weekly basis