Dr Vanessa Ogden
CEO, Mulberry Schools Trust
Vanessa Ogden is the CEO of Mulberry Schools Trust, a Multi Academy Trust. The family of secondary schools within the Trust is committed to raising standards in challenging contexts and includes Mulberry School for Girls as the lead school, Mulberry School for Boys and the Mulberry University Technical College. Under her leadership, Mulberry has been judged ‘Outstanding’ in two successive Ofsted inspections.
Vanessa is designated a ‘National Leader in Education’ and undertakes ‘School to School Support’. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education and she has a doctorate specialising in education policy and school improvement.
Vanessa’s teaching career covers twenty years of practice in challenging inner-city schools across London and involves work in school improvement, school effectiveness and education tailored to the needs of gender.