Catherine is an Assistant Director at Estyn. She has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategies for inspecting secondary schools, all age schools and initial teacher education. Catherine also leads on inspection policy and conformance across Estyn and has operational responsibility for Estyn’s work to develop self-evaluation for improvement.
Catherine joined Estyn in 2009 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 the University of Oxford.
Before joining Estyn, Catherine held a range of posts at schools in the West Midlands and South Wales.