Alison Ellis is Executive Headteacher of Maesyrhandir CP School and Brynhafren CP School in Powys. Alison is a representative on several specialist groups including the ALN Steering Group, Early Years ALN Workstream Group and the Specialist Centres Headteachers Group.
As an Associate, Alison has participated in endorsement and mindfulness training and is currently undertaking research into cohort 3s commission. She has relished having the opportunity to hear from and engage with prominent educational leaders and building relationships with colleagues across Wales. Alison is looking forward to building her capacity to support other leaders effectively and to become more involved in research projects. She would like the Leadership Academy to become known across Wales as an organisation which can support the future development of educational leaders, whatever the type or size of their school.
To relax, Alison spends time cooking, sewing, knitting and walking her two Miniature Schnauzers. She likes canoeing, climbing and abseiling and really enjoys taking her school children on trips where they can experience these activities.