Cavelle Priestley-Bird

Cavelle Priestley-Bird
Executive Director for Alliance of Leading Learning
Director of NPQ programmes – National and International
Advanced Facilitator

Cavelle is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Leading Learning. She was a senior leader in a wide range of schools for over twenty years, provider of professional learning programmes across Cheshire East and the Director of “The Leadership Academy” at Edge Hill University. Cavelle has also driven major bespoke projects with city councils in transformational leadership with measured results in schools across whole local authorities.

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 has worked with the DfE on the NPQ programmes from a new initiative in 2012 to now having an established reputation for high quality leadership training, with over 10,000 school leaders and governors accessing the leadership programmes she has developed. Cavelle has strategically grown the brand of the Alliance of Leading Learning and NPQs both at national and international level, developing projects in Hong Kong, Nigeria and more recently the Netherlands – where she has launched the unique international NPQH in partnership with British International School, The Hague.  Cavelle is keen to harness the expertise of the very best schools and school leaders she has the privilege of working with to further develop the “gold standard” professional learning and school improvement projects the Alliance of Leading Learning are now renowned for.