Suzanne Overton-Edwards

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Suzanne Overton-Edwards joined the Board of De Montfort University "in November 2012. She is Chair of the Student complaints and disciplinary appeal panels and a member of the Finance and Human Resources Committee.

"Suzanne grew up in London and was educated at Lady Margaret School for Girls. She achieved a BSc in Physiology from King’s College, University of London, and a PGCE from the Institute of Education. In her early career, she taught biology and chemistry at Sedgehill School in south east London, becoming Head of House, before taking-up a post in the voluntary sector, developing and delivering numeracy provision and training new numeracy teachers.

"Suzanne was then appointed to Haringey’s Adult Education Service to establish numeracy courses across the borough and to develop and manage general adult education provision.

"In 1991, she was appointed as the Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator at the College of North East London, where she managed all of the general adult education. She later became Head of Department for Continuing Education with responsibility for English language provision for speakers of other languages, literacy, numeracy and the discrete provision for students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Her cross-college roles included additional learning support and key skills.

"In 2002, Suzanne moved to City of Westminster College to become Vice Principal, initially for learning and achievement and subsequently for business development and educational partnerships.

"In 2010 she was appointed as Principal of Gateway College, a sixth form college in Leicester. Suzanne is a member of two Association of Colleges Portfolio Groups [14-19 & Funding, Performance and Quality]. She is currently a member of Leicester Children’s Trust Board, a governor at Hamilton Community College and a trustee of Leicester Arts Centre."[1]


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  1. Suzanne Overton-Edwards, De Montfort University, accessed July 20, 2015.