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Alison Peacock

Dame Alison Peacock


Alison Peacock DBE, DLitt MEd BA, is author of Assessment for Learning without Limits (2016). Alison has been appointed to lead the first Chartered College of Teaching for England and takes up this role in January 2017. She is currently headteacher of The Wroxham School, a primary school in Hertfordshire. She led the school out of special measures less than a year after her appointment as headteacher (Jan 2003) and it was subsequently judged by Ofsted to be outstanding (2006, 2009, 2013). The Wroxham School was designated as a School of Creativity in 2009 and as a Teaching School in 2011. The Teaching School established The Wroxham Transformative Learning Alliance.

Alison’s teaching career spans primary, secondary and advisory roles. Alison was appointed by the DfE as a member of the Commission for Assessment Without Levels and as a member of the ITT Expert Group and CPD Expert Group. She is a trustee of Teach First and educational adviser to the Shakespeare Schools Foundation and Princes Teaching Institute.

Alison was previously a member of the Royal Society Vision committee. In July 2014 Alison was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton and in May 2015 appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. She is a visiting professor at the University of Hertfordshire. Throughout her career, Alison has worked in partnership with educational researchers to document her innovative work as a teacher and inclusive school leader.


Participated Role
Vision for Science and Mathematics Committee
2011 to 2014 Member
2015 to 2020 Member
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