Elaine Allen is an Executive Headteacher at a primary school and English Hub in Blackpool.
Elaine has spent the last 15 years leading schools in areas serving a high proportion of disadvantaged learners. During this time, Elaine achieved her PhD in Education and Social Justice, having a particular interest in researching social justice issues both nationally and internationally. Elaine is passionate about developing literacy and oracy skills at the same time as embedding a culture of reading for pleasure utilising a curriculum ‘drenched in books’!
Elaine is currently Chair of the English Hubs’ Council and serves on both the Blackpool and Liverpool Education Improvement Boards.