Sian Carr

Sian Carr is currently Principal at Skinners’ Kent Academy, the first non-selective state school in the UK authorized for the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP). The academy also delivers the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) to its sixth form students.

In addition to her role as Principal, Sian is:

  • a member of the IB Schools and Colleges Association of the UK and Ireland (IBSCA) steering group
  • Chair of the Professional Committee, and also a member of National Council, for the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
  • a school governor at Sevenoaks School in the UK.

Sian’s career started as a teacher, where she worked in four London schools. She then became headteacher of The Sandon School in Chelmsford, a post she held for seven years.

She also spent five years working in educational leadership development, setting up the Eastern Leadership Centre in Cambridge, the UK. 

As a result of this work, Sian was recruited to become part of the senior leadership group of the UK’s National College for Teaching and Leadership, where she worked as Operational Director for Stakeholders and Networks.

Sian worked with educational policy makers and other government and non-government agencies on a variety of key areas including the shaping of the new secondary school curriculum, assessment processes, and governance and leadership.