Claire Morgan – Strategic Director
Claire Morgan is a Strategic Director at Estyn. She leads on the development and implementation of inspection policy and has specific leadership oversight of Estyn's work relating to school inspections, including primary, secondary, independent and special schools, and the inspection of pupil referral units, non-maintained settings and teacher education and training providers. Claire also has overall responsibility for the cross-cutting themes of additional learning needs, safeguarding and wellbeing. She also has lead responsibility for curriculum, safeguarding and knowledge management.
Before taking up her present post, Claire was Assistant Director with responsibility for delivering the inspection programme of secondary schools and teacher education and training providers. She also had responsibility for implementing Estyn’s training and development strategy, managing stakeholder relationships and sharing best practice.
Claire joined Estyn in 2006 as HMI for secondary education from her post as Deputy Headteacher at Porth County Community School. Claire started her career teaching economics and business studies and subsequently worked as a senior leader in secondary schools in Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Claire has also been involved in local authority advisory work and co-ordination of 14-19 provision. Claire was educated at Maesteg Comprehensive School and studied at University of the West of England and Cardiff University.