Philomena Marshall OBE

Phil was the founder Executive Principal of Excelsior Academy, LST’s first academy established in 2008. She has more than 40 years experience as a teacher and education leader in mainstream and special education in Inner London and North East England, including eighteen years of headship. Prior to joining LST she was headteacher of two Secondary Schools in Sunderland, leading their improvements in both cases from very poor and declining performance to most improved in the city with best ever GCSE outcomes. She was awarded an OBE in January 2017 for services to education, more recently for leading the development of Excelsior Academy from one of the poorest preforming secondary schools in the north east region to one of the best.