Eleanor Schooling

Eleanor Schooling is National Director, Social Care on a temporary basis from September 2015.

Eleanor was Corporate Director of Children’s Services, London Borough of Islington and is involved in many activities outside of her present role:

•London Safeguarding Board DCS and Adviser on Sector Led Improvement
•Vice Chair Association of London Directors of Children’s Services, Sector Led Improvement Lead
•National Chair Standards Performance and Inspection Committee, ADCS
•Director of Schools, Cambridge Education@Islington

Eleanor was awarded the CBE in June 2016 for services to children and families.

Culture creators and great managers

A 10 to 11-year old boy talking to an adult and showing him, what looks like a video game, on a mobile device

Good leaders are simultaneously culture creators and great managers. They know what systemic good practice looks like, both in principle and in people’s day to day work. They can combine their knowledge of how the system works, and could improve, with strong skills in making every day’s work the best that can be achieved.