Role on Trust

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • B.Ed (hons) Primary Education

  • NPQH

  • Masters of Science by Research

Suitability Statement

Melanie’s a passion for education which is  apparent in her mission to   ensure that  all children receive high quality teaching and learning and are educated in a safe, happy and stimulating learning environment.

Her  strong focus on school improvement and her relentless drive has ensured that children within her schools have the best opportunities in the classroom. Bringing with her this wide range of experience in primary education, she is delighted to be able to help and support  the development of Selby Educational Trust


Melanie has an extensive teaching career  within primary education  of almost twenty five years , with ten of these years  being within  school leadership.

She has worked in schools in East and North Yorkshire after starting her career, in a school in  Richmond upon Thames.  Her first headteacher position was  in 2012 of  a small rural primary school in East Yorkshire, from which she moved to her current school, South Milford Primary School, in September 2015.

After  successful years in school leadership, Melanie now supports  the development  of other schools within her  Multi- Academy Trust and sits on the Strategic Heads group.  Melanie wholeheartedly believes in using research to inform practice in schools, she has worked with others schools to develop her team’s knowledge of metacognition and the Thrive approach.

She is  passionate that future generations of teachers have access to  high quality training and receive the support required to grow and develop their practice;  hence she has played a key role in the development of the Trust’s  initial teacher training package.