Catherine is an Assistant Director at Estyn. She has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategies for inspecting secondary schools and initial teacher education and training. Catherine also has responsibility for the delivery of Estyn's internal and external training programme and has specific operational responsibility for the cross cutting themes of careers and curriculum development.
Catherine joined Estyn in 2010 and undertook a wide range of inspection and thematic work relating to secondary and primary schools and further education. Before taking up this post, Catherine was sector lead inspector for secondary schools. Catherine was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, the University of Manchester and St Anne’s College, Oxford.
Before joining Estyn, Catherine held a range of posts at schools in the West Midlands and South Wales.