Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Judith Holt

Pen Portrait – Judith Holt

As a recently appointed Associate, “fresh” from nineteen years of headship, I hope to bring my very current experience of leadership to the team and see working with the Rochester Diocese as a new phase of a successful and varied career in Education. Over the last thirty-two years I have worked in Primary Schools in Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Kent. As a class teacher I was fortunate to teach all primary ages 4-11 which has given me secure knowledge about the varied challenges involved. My headships, including an executive headship, were in three contrasting settings including an Infant school and a large, complex primary with high levels of pupil premium children where we took the school from special measures to good in under a year. I am passionate about school improvement and creating positive cultural shifts in schools to make them wonderful places to learn in.

My specialisms include:

Early Years (I have recently been part of two projects with Early Excellence focussing on Indoor and Outdoor provision)

Curriculum Design and Planning


Coaching and Mentoring (particularly NQTs and new leaders at all levels)

Leadership – including being a National College Middle Leadership Development Facilitator

Teaching, Learning and Assessment