Christine Bayliss is an experienced education consultant with a background as a successful civil servant in the Department for Education.
Christine has a successful track record in delivering high-quality and successful bids for Free School Projects across the country. She has project managed the preopening phase for free schools in Kent and Suffolk building on her knowledge working as Head of Free School Delivery for the Southeast and South London Regional Director. She also project-managed the closure of the UTC at Newhaven working with the principal to ensure that the final cohort of students left with the best ever exam results.
Christine also undertakes interim posts most recently as CEO of a single academy trust in Brixton. She took on this role just as the Trust was issued with a financial notice to improve. She successfully steered the trust to join a reputable multi-academy trust while at the same time restoring the health of financial accountability and governance of the academy.
Christine also assists schools and academy trusts with communications, stakeholder engagement and marketing advice. Together with a colleague she wrote and presented training material for the communications and reputation management element of the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders.