Linda qualified in 1989 with a Bachelor of Education (Honours), and began her teaching career in Sandwell. During this time, she gained further qualification, including NPQH, and worked in six socially and economically diverse schools, including an acting Headship in a large primary, and a substantive Headship for seven years. Successful inspection led her to apply to become an Ofsted inspector, and she has enjoyed primary inspection work for many years, including experience as a lead.
Following headship, she set up her own consultancy and undertook extensive school improvement work. In 2015, Linda joined Services for Education as a Senior Adviser where her role is primarily focused upon developing leaders, including those who have recently transitioned to Headship. School Improvement activity, leading governor training on behalf of BCC, being a SIP for Nottinghamshire and being a KS2 writing moderator also form part of Linda’s senior role at Services for Education.