Cavelle Priestley-Bird

Cavelle is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Leading Learning and the lead on “Leadership and Learning” for Marches Academy Trust. She was a senior leader in a wide range of schools for over twenty years, provider of professional learning programmes across Cheshire East and more recently the Director of the NCTL licence for “The Leadership Academy” at Edge Hill University. She has secured a reputation for building high performing teams and has a wide range of experience in leading and advising on appropriate whole school improvement strategies, whilst embedding the latest thinking on pupil- centred learning.

Cavelle grew The Leadership Academy from a new initiative in 2012 to having an established reputation for high quality transformational leadership training, with over 5,000 school leaders and governors accessing the leadership programmes. Cavelle has strategically grown the brand of The Leadership Academy and NPQs both at national and international level, developing projects in Hong Kong and Nigeria, and has initiated major bespoke projects with city councils in transformational leadership with measured results in schools across whole local authorities.

Cavelle is keen to harness the expertise of the very best schools she has had the privilege of working with under the licence and further develop the “gold standard” (NCTL 2013) professional development and school improvement projects through the “Alliance of Leading Learning.”

Cavelle Priestley-Bird