Mrs Bishop has taught in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire secondary schools. She started her career as a Geography Teacher and has been a Head Teacher since 2004. She is currently Executive Principal and CEO of Hatton Academies Trust.
Mrs Bishop is a published author of several GCSE and A Level textbooks including one book as a sole author, Mrs Bishop’s accomplishments include: Principal Moderator for GCSE Geography; one of only two subject leaders selected at national level to be on the working group for subject leader standards; a member of the National School Forum for TeachFirst and a member of ASCL National Council. Mrs Bishop has also worked as a School Improvement Partner, a Lead OFSTED Inspector and Northamptonshire Partnership Headteacher.
Mrs Bishop has a strong passion for education and a record of high achievement, and been the Headteacher/Principal of Sir Christopher Hatton School/Academy since January 2004 and has worked hard to raise the expectation and aspirations of its students, leading the school through four inspections. In January 2015 the Academy was graded ‘Outstanding by Ofsted. In September 2015 Sir Christopher Hatton Academy was awarded National Teaching School status and National Support School status with Mrs Bishop a designated as a National Leader of Education.
More recently Mrs Bishop has been awarded Founding Fellow status for the Chartered College of Teaching and leads Hatton Teaching School Alliance’s work. This includes work as a Chartered College hub; delivery of national leadership programmes with University of London Institute of Education; and Challenge Partners leader.
Victoria has recently been invited to join the newly formed National Leadership Development Advisory Group.