Frances Soul - National Director of Education

Frances Soul joined AET's education team in December 2017 as National Director of Education. Prior to this she was Vice-President Efficacy Improvement at Pearson the global education provider.

Frances has also held a number of national school improvement roles; previously she was National Programme Director for School Improvement, DfE, National Strategies, There, she led a national team responsible for supporting improvement in leadership and management, school governance and raising standards in teaching and learning.

She has also worked for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust where she managed and delivered a national programme targeted at improving outcomes in maths, English and science for the most underperforming specialist schools.

Frances has experience across every sector of the education system from HE and FE through secondary to primary. She has also worked as a local authority adviser, Ofsted Inspector and is an experienced school governor.