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Phil Abrahams OBE MA Education Director Laidlaw Schools Trust (Retired), Executive Principal Excelsior Academy, Education & Pastoral Committee, Child Protection & Compliance Committee

Phil has had a very successful and long career in education.

Phil took up her first teaching post in London in 1979. Her first appointment as a Headteacher was at Sandhill View School in Sunderland in 1997. Her experience and inspirational leadership is what brought her to Excelsior Academy in Newcastle in 2006. Under Phil’s leadership, Excelsior has transformed into one of the most improved schools in the UK. Phil retired after 40 years in teaching, but is still in regular contact with Excelsior through her role as the Laidlaw Schools Trust’s Education Director.

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