Lucy Cientanni began her career as a newly qualified French teacher on the Isle of Dogs. 27 years later and with a successful track record as a senior leader in a challenging inner-city school, in Tower Hamlets, London, she is keen to explore further opportunities to make use of her experience to improve the quality of education, and ultimately life outcomes for all children and young people.
In her previous role Lucy led her school through the Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award given by UNICEF. This award recognises schools who put the rights of the child at the very heart of everything they do and is something very few secondary schools have achieved to date.
Having worked in one of the most deprived areas of the country Lucy is acutely aware that a high quality fully inclusive education set within a framework of equality is key to raising achievement. She is passionate about inclusion for all and the rights of the child.
Lucy currently volunteers in a Primary School unit for children with autism and this has reinforced her passion and commitment to inclusive education for all.