Leading academic joins CATS Global Schools Education Committee

Sue Brindley, an accomplished academic and education policy consultant, is set to join CATS Global Schools (CGS) as Chief Academic Advisor.
Sue started her career as a teacher, then became a Head before moving into university lecturing and research. She worked for Government as a curriculum and assessment policy advisor and was part of the team that developed the national curriculum. At the University of Cambridge, she developed a number of higher degree courses and was awarded the prestigious Pilkington Prize for innovation in pedagogy.
Sue works extensively with international schools, travelling widely in this capacity, and is an international keynote speaker for Cambridge Assessment International Education. She initiated CamSTAR (Cambridge, School Teachers and Research) with a small number of schools – one of which is CATS College Cambridge, a CATS Global School.
Sue developed CamSTAR to include national and international practitioner-researchers, sharing ideas and practices across a wide range of contexts and cultures.
As Chief Academic Advisor, Sue will provide leadership and guidance to CGS’ Education Committee.
The Education Committee is to be co-chaired by CATS Global Schools’ Managing Director for Schools, Dr Craig Wilson. He has formed the group to maintain and improve student outcomes and teaching and learning best practice under a united education philosophy for the high schools’ division of CATS Global Schools.

The Education Committee seeks to facilitate improvements in teaching and learning to ensure that all students receive the best possible education to progress their skills and learning as far as possible during their time with us.

Craig Wilson

Managing Director Schools

Dr Craig Wilson continues: “We will do this through research, collaborations, and training to explore how people learn best – both students and teachers.
“It’s essential that the Education Committee is inclusive and representative of our mix of domestic and international schools with members at all levels – teachers, middle and senior leaders. At least three-quarters of members must have a teaching timetable of 50% or more. The aim is to then co-opt specialists from time to time.
“I’m delighted that Sue and I will be working with colleagues from the group to further our understanding of how best to support our students and act on that knowledge.”
Sue comments on her appointment:
“It has been my privilege and pleasure to work with CATS Cambridge and to see the development of an energetic and powerful research culture, with teachers actively committing to exploring teaching and learning to improve student outcomes. I now look forward to extending that work with more colleagues across the wider CATS Global Schools community.”