Melissa is an experienced Executive Headteacher, holding three substantive headships over the last 13 years. With 26 years of experience in SEND she further supports other specialist settings through School Improvement work and specialist training around ASD and Trauma.

Her Headships bring significant experience with regulators such as Ofsted Education and Care teams as well as Local Authority audits and funding reviews.

Melissa has held various governance roles in both the maintained and Independent School sectors, most recently as Chair of Trustees for NASS. She stepped down from this role after serving the board for just over a decade.