Katy Bradford – Teams, Restructures, Performance Management - Chief Operating Officer, Outwood Grange Academies Trust

As part of the Trust’s Executive Team, Katy leads the business support functions of the Trust and business management at an academy level. Prior roles include Director of Human Resources and Business Manager within the Outwood Grange Family of Schools and along with education human resources for over 10 years for local authority and further education. Katy recently gained her Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education and is CIPD qualified.

Throughout her career, Katy has supported schools to address their staffing structures and also the performance management of staff. Creating efficient but effective teams and staffing structures within schools has enabled them, in some cases, to save millions of pounds per year on their staffing budgets whilst also improving standards. Alongside these structures there must also be support and development for staff using performance management to affect change, improve the quality of learning and teaching and address underperformance.

Katy is also qualified to deliver Safer Recruitment training on behalf of the National College.