Shona Crichton


Springwell Leeds Academy


Shona started her career 18 years ago in York after training as an ICT teacher she transferred her skills into specialist settings.  In this time she has supported by building 3 specialist SEMH schools in Leeds.

Throughout her career she has specialised in developing provision of the highest quality for young people with complex additional needs both in specialised settings as well as in mainstream high schools.

Shona is inspired by seeing the impact of unconditional positive regard as a vehicle for developing relationships that transform young people and their engagement in education.

She is driven by a passion and understanding that all students, particularly those that are most vulnerable, deserve education experiences of the highest quality in highly nurturing learning environments to develop them into resilient and successful adults.

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