Mrs Bishop with nearly 40 years of experience in education in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire secondary schools started her career as a Geography teacher and was a Head Teacher from 2004.
A published author on several GCSE and A Level textbooks with 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 ASCL National Council and currently an elected Professional Development Officer. More recently Mrs Bishop has worked with other schools as a School Improvement Partner and OFSTED inspector.
With a strong passion for education and a record of high achievement Mrs Bishop has 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 pupils, leading the school through four inspections, and awarded Ofsted outstanding status in January 2015.
In September 2015 Sir Christopher Hatton Academy was awarded National Teaching School status and National Support School status with Mrs Bishop a designated National Leader of Education.