Irene C.

Education | Academic Administration | School Development


I am a passionate educational leader committed to equality of opportunity, fairness and respect in bringing about transformation and continuous improvement. I continue to strive to be the best learne...see more

  • Education & Edtech


  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice


Executive Director of Education

1 year
Current position
Oct 2021 - Present
Picture a world in which all children everywhere - regardless of background or circumstance - receive quality education; where every teacher has access to ongoing professional developme...see more

Head of Administration and Quality Assurance

Discovery International
1 year
Jul 2020 - Sep 2021
Discovery International is a world class consultancy and financing firm focused on providing financial, engineering and technical services to the global upstream oil and gas as well as ...see more


2 years
Aug 2018 - Jul 2020
Principal at VIVA

Academic Director

Instill Education
1 year
Jul 2017 - Aug 2018
We’re rebuilding the foundation of teacher education in Africa. Through a practically immersive graduate learning programme, we will meet the pressing and growing need for high quality ...see more

School Development Director Uganda

2 years
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
School transformation. Providing outstanding educational provision at affordable costs and combining the best of local and international practices to do so.

Literacy Programme Creator

St Thomas Aquinas School
8 months
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
I created and implemented a programme where Grade 10s from a well-resourced school mentored Grade 4s from a less well-resourced school, to improve their literacy and their confidence.

Member of the senior leadership team

Chessington Community College
1 year
Sep 2012 - Oct 2013
Member of the Senior Leadership team, leading on whole-school literacy, stakeholder voice, outstanding learners' provision and having overall responsibility for a faculty including Engl...see more

Future Leader and associate member of the senior leadership team

Sir Robert Woodard Academy
11 months
Sep 2011 - Aug 2012
I implemented a strategy to raise awareness of the importance of developing literacy, to monitor literacy teaching and learning and to share literacy teaching ideas across the curriculu...see more

Future Leader cohort 11

Future Leaders
9 years
May 2011 - Jul 2020
As a Future Leader I am committed to working as a leader in schools where it is crucial that I accept no excuses when it comes to closing the attainment gaps. I have been able to learn ...see more

Head of Middle School

The Heritage School
2 years
Jan 2001 - Nov 2002
Head of Middle School the Heritage Achool.

Linguistics and Classroom Text and Discourse Tutor

Zimbabwe Open University
11 months
Jan 2000 - Dec 2000
Tutor at Zimbabwe Open University.

District Programme Coordinator

The Better Schools Programme Zimbabwe
11 months
Jan 2000 - Dec 2000
I set up a resource centre for teachers, from scratch, and organised fund raising activities to supplement the budget. I initiated a newsletter which teachers throughout the district co...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Education & Edtech


  • General Administration
  • Academic Administration
  • Leadership
  • School Development