Spencer Academies Trust appoints new Director of Quality and Standards

Aoife Galletly joins the Trust’s Executive Leadership Team as the next step in her education career.

Spencer Academies Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Aoife Galletly to its Executive Leadership Team as the Director of Quality and Standards from September 2023.

Mrs Galletly is currently one of His Majesty’s Inspectors (Schools) with Ofsted in the East Midlands region. Prior to joining Ofsted, she worked as a languages teacher for almost twenty years. She has worked on the senior team in two different schools, most recently as deputy headteacher. Her main areas of responsibility as a senior leader have been teaching and learning and pastoral care, including safeguarding. Mrs Galletly holds the NPQH and has worked as a primary languages trainer for a local authority.

Mrs Galletly said, “I am immensely proud to be joining Spencer Academies Trust. Like the Trust team, I believe that to build sustainable, equitable schools, collaboration and partnership are key. I am driven by the belief that a great school experience opens doors for children and young people, keeps them open, and gives them the confidence to step through them.”

CEO Paul West said, “I am delighted to welcome Aoife to the Trust. Aoife shares our Trust values of Aspiration, Partnership & Responsibility and has lived these values through her career to date. Aoife has a strong background in school evaluation and analysis and brings a wealth of experience across all phases of education. Aoife will be working alongside our team of Executive Directors as well as directly with academy leaders with a sharp focus on sustainable school improvement strategies.”