Lauren Costello - National Director of Primary and SEND

Lauren Costello OBE joined the AET's education team in April 2017, as National Director of Primary Schools. She has responsibility for all our primary academies.

Lauren was co-founder of the White Horse Federation where she was also most recently Director of Education. The Federation is a high-performing Multi-Academy Trust of primary, secondary and special schools based in Swindon, with a strong national reputation for educational transformation and turnarounds.

Lauren has served as an Executive Principal and Head Teacher, after spending her early career teaching at secondary level in Derbyshire. Among her many accolades she is a National Leader of Education with two national support schools, and was appointed by the Secretary of State to Chair the DfE’s Workload Challenge group on data and assessment in 2016.