Jill Berry

Jill Berry is the former Head of Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford.  Since leaving headship in 2010, she has worked as an Associate for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, carried out a range of educational consultancy work and completed a part-time Doctorate in Education, researching the transition from deputy headship to headship.

Jill has been involved in #WomenEd, a network designed to support aspiring and serving women leaders in education, since its inception in 2012. She has conducted academic research on the development of the initiative with Dr Kay Fuller from Nottingham University; spoken at several #WomenEd events, and contributed a chapter to the #WomenEd book: ‘10% Braver – Inspiring Women to Lead Education’ (Sage 2019). This can be found here.

Jill is an advocate for the opportunities presented by social media for networking and professional development, tweeting @jill berry102 and blogging


Her book,Making the Leap: Moving from Deputy to Head’, was published by Crown House and can be purchased online here.


Originally published on the Crown House Publishing Youtube Channel.

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