Colchester Academy head Fiona Pierson is on the move
A mere three years ago, Fiona Pierson, a science teacher at one of Colchester’s poorest performing schools, faced what she described as a “whirlwind”.
“I drove in that morning as Assistant Headteacher and drove home that night having been asked to be Head of School,” she recalls.
“That was probably the best preparation for it because you don’t have time to worry about it or plan for it, you just had to get on, which for my personality worked out fine.”
Fiona starts her new job as head of St Helena School in Colchester, in September, replacing Zoe King