Cheryl started teaching in primary education in 1996 and became headteacher of Shaldon Primary in 2011 and, as a result of the school having achieved an outstanding OFSTED, Cheryl took on the role of a National Leader of Education.
Shaldon Primary won a national Character Education Award in 2015 and was also nominated as Primary School of the Year in 2017. Having a particular interest in character and values-led education, the school started the ACE Trust in 2016.
Character Education continues to be the focus for the Trust with the development of a bespoke curriculum. Cheryl is currently undertaking an MBA in Educational Leadership to further her knowledge and skills in this role.