Brenda Bignold, Education Director
After spending five years as a teacher in Northamptonshire, Brenda moved to the County Council as a Professional Assistant and then on promotion to Leicestershire as Assistant Education Officer and Warwickshire as Senior Education Officer. In Warwickshire Brenda was involved with the authority’s school reorganisation programme.
In 1995 she took up a post as Deputy Chief Education Officer at Birmingham where she fulfilled a wide-ranging role with overall management for all services within the LEA, as well as focusing heavily on school improvement.
In 1998 she became Corporate Director (Education Services) at Northamptonshire before taking the decision to work as an independent consultant, primarily with Local Education Authorities conducting strategic reviews and supporting BSF planning.