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DCEO (Executive Director of Education) Appointment

Broad Horizons Education Trust is pleased to announce that, following an open recruitment process, Summer Turner will be joining the Trust as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director of Education).

Chris Snudden, Chair of the Trust, said: "I am really pleased that Summer Turner will be joining the Trust as DCEO.  She is a nationally respected expert and author on curriculum and leadership. She has a strong track record of hands-on experience in training senior leaders, spanning primary, secondary, and trust wide initiatives. Her knowledge of educational performance left us convinced that she would provide outstanding leadership of our education agenda across the Trust.

She really impressed us with her commitment to evolution over revolution, recognising the wealth of experience and expertise held by our headteachers and staff, along with her strategic leadership skills, track-record of delivering high standards of performance, and commitment to raising outcomes for pupils. We were left with no doubt that her vision aligns seamlessly with our ethos of continuous improvement and inclusive leadership and that she is the ideal person to lead the Trust’s next phase of improvement.”

Summer Turner DCEO Designate, said: "I’m honoured to have been appointed as Deputy CEO at Broad Horizons Education Trust and to join this vibrant family of schools. I am exhilarated by the ambition, inclusivity and collaboration which sits at the heart of the Trust. I look forward to working hand-in-hand with the superb school and Trust leaders as we strive to bring these values to life in our school communities and the wider education system."


Summer Turner will take up the DCEO (Executive Director of Education) post on 1 September 2024.  

Summer Turner - Biography

Summer Turner began her career as an English teacher in London before rising to become Head of English and then a senior leader responsible for teaching and learning. Summer also became a regular tweeter, blogger and speaker on education leading to her publishing a book on curriculum and assessment with Bloomsbury in 2016. 


Summer made the move to Norfolk in 2017 when she was recruited to lead curriculum and assessment development across a trust of primary and secondary schools. Specialising first in developing English across primary and secondary, and the wider curriculum at KS3, Summer later became Director of Curriculum where she was responsible for the entirety of curriculum and assessment development and the corresponding continued professional development for teachers within the Trust. 


After working as an Associate Principal in a primary school in Great Yarmouth and as an Associate Vice Principal at a connected secondary school to enact school improvement, Summer continued her school leadership journey and  joined Jane Austen College, first as Vice Principal and then Principal until making the move to Broad Horizons Education Trust. 

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