Stour Academy

Victoria Standing

Victoria is a Participant Development Lead for Teach First, a charity which aims to end educational inequality by working with schools in areas of the greatest socio-economic need. In her current role, Victoria works closely with a wide range of schools across Kent, providing training and developmental support to graduate recruits on the Leadership Development Programme, which includes a two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Education.

Prior to this, Victoria worked as a Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for teaching and learning in a large, non-selective secondary school in Kent. She is a passionate advocate of the importance of teacher education; she takes a keen interest in educational research and is committed to sharing this with teachers and school leaders so that classroom practice is informed by robust evidence about what we know works best for children.

A law graduate, Victoria spent thirteen years teaching A Level law in schools in the Swale area. Prior to becoming a Deputy Headteacher, she held a range of leadership posts in schools, including Head of Sixth Form, during which time she was involved in an innovative project aimed at widening access to Higher Education.

In her spare time, Victoria likes to travel. She is a member of her local Amnesty International group and actively campaigns for greater awareness of global human rights issues.