Claire is headteacher of a successful School in Bath. Prior to leading Widcombe CoE Junior School, she gained experience working in a range of schools in Buckinghamshire and South Gloucestershire.

Part of her responsibility is as a member of the Executive Leadership Team within the Palladian Academy Trust, which involves strategically planning for the educational provision of over 3,000 students within the city.

From an early age, and motivated by great school experiences, Claire knew she wanted to be involved in education and play a part in providing young people with an inspiring, engaging and forward-facing school curriculum.

She passionately believes that a positive start for young people, which is full of opportunity and delivered by those who have a genuine care and interest in each individual is critical to developing healthy levels of self-belief and ambition. This philosophy mirrors the Values of Bath Rugby Foundation, of which Claire is very proud to be involved with.