Carole Herman has been in the teaching profession for 35 years and has worked in both England and Wales. A teacher of English by background, Carole has been a Headteacher for the last 20 years. Her first Headship was of Monmouth Comprehensive School and in 2011, she became the Headteacher of Shenfield High School. She inspected for Estyn while working in Wales and she is now an Ofsted Inspector. She is currently Chair of the Association of Secondary Heads in Essex (ASHE) and is the voice of secondary education on the Essex Task Force, chaired by Roy Blatchford.