Nicole McCartney

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National Director of Education

Nicole is a National Leader of Education and was the Founding Principal of Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston. Nicole led Ormiston Venture Academy to become the first Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ sponsored academy in Norfolk, and one of the only coastal Teaching School Alliances in the country. In 2013, Nicole became the first Regional Director within Ormiston Academies Trust, and since then, the region has grown from four to seventeen academies.

In 2016, Nicole became the Managing Director of the Eastern Region, and worked with Regional Director Gwayne Webb to pilot a refined model of school improvement, governance and scheme of delegation. Since September 2017, Nicole has been implementing the Eastern model across the OAT network.