Trustee: Pam Jone OBE

Pam Jones OBE

Pam was born and educated in Wales and trained as a teacher in Kent. She has worked in education in Kent for over 40 years in independent, secondary, primary and special schools.

In 2004 was Pam was appointed headteacher at Ifield Special school. Ifield was recognised as a specialist school and academies trust for communication and interaction and achieved two outstanding Ofsted inspections under her leadership.

In 2007 Pam was awarded Kent Headteacher Of The Year. She is passionate about ensuring that pupils with special educational needs have the very best educational experiences and opportunities. Pam became a National Leader of Education in 2014.

Pam led several European projects in France Sweden and Germany and Ifield was recognised as an “Outstanding International School”. She was fortunate to visit America and Sweden as part of Kent County Council review of IT and the Free School movement.

Pam was the headteacher representative on KCC’s Children’s Services Partnership Board, the Kent Strategic Healthy Schools, an external governor of North Kent College until December 2017. She was one of the founder members of Kent Special Educational Needs Trust. Pam was elected chair of Kent Association of Headteachers and chair of Kent Association of Special Schools.

In 2014 Pam was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and is an Honorary Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University.

Pam retired as Executive headteacher of The Cedar Federation in August 2017. Currently, Pam is a member of a Primary MAT in Dartford and Gravesham, Chair of the Board of the Goldsmiths’ Company Maths project, a member and Chair of Trustees of Dover Christchurch. Pam is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s nominee to the Governing Body of Canterbury Christchurch University. Pam has been involved in supporting school leaders and governors in the SE England as an independent consultant. She is also a Trustee of two charities.

She is delighted to be invited to join Kite College trustee board and looks forward to working with the other trustees and principal.

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