Award-Winning Julie Deville, CEO of Extol Academy Trust, talks about her career and shares some top tips for fellow school leaders.

How did it feel to win a Silver National Teaching Award?

I am absolutely delighted to receive a Silver Award in the National Teaching Awards 2023 for Lifetime Achievement. This is a special year as The Teaching Awards Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary.

The award is truly humbling and, as the product of a tough council estate, I feel a great sense of pride. Although, for me, it’s not just about personal achievement, it’s also a testament to the collaborative and collective commitment of an entire educational community here in the North East.

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