Olwen Corben is headteacher at the Ceiriog Valley Federation – Ysgol Cynddelw and Ysgol Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in Wrexham. She will be joining a new school, Ysgol Glanrafon in Mold in April 2021. Olwen has experience as an NPQH Assessor and an Estyn Peer Inspector.
In her role as an Academy Associate, Olwen has participated in projects including the Leadership Unlocked webinars and mindfulness training. She became an Academy Associates for opportunities to learn, collaborate with headteachers from across Wales and to be challenged to think differently. Her aspirations are for the Leadership Academy to be recognised across Wales as a quality organisation supporting leadership, collaboration and schools as learning organisations.
Olwen loves to play netball and has played for three teams – Hafod Johnstown, North East Eagles and the Netcrackers! She lives in a barn conversion in Corwen and has a cat called Herman, three geese, seven ducks and four chickens.