Professor Dr Kate Reynolds is passionate about education and making a difference to children and young people.
Since January 2014, when Kate was appointed Dean of Education, Bath Spa University she has been responsible for undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in education studies and teacher education. As part of her role, Kate led the creation of the Institute for Education which opened in September 2014, a place for practitioners and academics, policy makers and educationalists to shape the future for education.
Kate’s experience includes 20 years working within local government, her last position being Deputy Director of Education, Swindon, part of the ministerial intervention team appointed to reverse the decline of the local education authority. She also has significant experience in the private sector leading teams supporting local authorities, delivering Building Schools for the Future and the implementation of Children’s Services.
Before joining Bath Spa University, Kate was Chief Executive of Learning Plus UK, a not for profit organisation providing support to the education sector to improve performance and raise standards.
Kate is a member of numerous educational organisations and has an extensive media presence including academic and popular media and is a national conference speaker and presenter.