Erin Skelton

Erin is first and foremost an educator and her extensive experience includes a diverse range of roles, encompassing both pastoral and academic leadership positions, across both independent and state education settings.

Throughout her career, Erin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to fostering the intellectual curiosity and personal growth of her students and colleagues. Her passion for education is evident in her innovative methodology and her ability to inspire and motivate learners of all ages. Erin believes in the power of education to transform lives and has dedicated herself to this pursuit.

Prior to joining Bright Field, Erin’s most recent role was as Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form in a top independent girls' school. In this role, she nurtured her students, instilled a sense of purpose and provided invaluable mentoring to prepare them for life as a woman in the 21st century and beyond.

Erin is passionate about inclusion and belonging and is an advocate for understanding the power of kindness and empathy. Her philosophy is person-centered and her listening skills and understanding of character development enable her to create nurturing and inclusive teams and communities.

Erin’s Experience & Qualifications

Erin has over 18 years’ senior management and leadership experience in education. Beginning her journey in Canada, and arriving in the UK to study at Bader College, Queen’s University, Erin has considerable experience of educational systems beyond the UK. She completed her undergraduate degree in Theology, Philosophy and Medieval Studies at University of Leeds, and followed this with postgraduate degrees in Secondary Teaching at Leeds Trinity University and Theology and Medieval History at University of Wales Trinity St David. Erin is an outstanding classroom practitioner under both the Ofsted and ISI frameworks; she also is an accredited Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Alongside her role as Chief Strategy Officer at Bright Field Consulting, Erin continues to teach, and freelance lectures on DEIB topics, particularly those relating to belief, culture and faith. Erin also blogs and keynotes on topics surrounding education, feminism and leadership.

In her spare time, Erin is a trustee of a national domestic violence charity and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Key Skills

  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • School Pedagogy and Improvement (T&L, Pastoral, Safeguarding, Partnerships)
  • Student Programmes (Coaching, Creativity, Wellbeing, PSHCE, Oxbridge, Careers Development)
  • Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Belonging