Maureen Porter, Non-Executive Director
Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment; 6th Form; Early Years
For 23 years and up until January 2010, Maureen worked at Sunfield School, Worcestershire, a residential special school providing education and 52 week residential placements for students between 6 – 19 years of age with severe, complex and challenging needs including ASD. She held the position of Deputy Head Teacher.
She began her career in 1967 in a Health Authority Junior Training Centre, which was the only provision at that time for children with disabilities, and moved into special schools after the Education Act 1970. She has experience of also working in other SEN schools in the Midlands area.
Maureen has held the positions of Head of Department for both 14-16 years (KS4) and 16-19 years (FE). She designed the school’s FE curriculum and then KS4 and beyond and introduced the external accreditation program throughout the school and residential houses.
She was asked by the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to deliver workshops and presentations and worked to set up an academy in the North of England offering both educational and residential provision for students with complex learning disabilities.
Maureen joined the Eagle House Group Board of Directors having been an external consultant to Eagle House School, Sutton and Eagle House School, Mitcham, for the previous 4 years.