Lisa Crausby is the Executive Director, Education for Star Academies, the highest performing multi-academy trust in the country for the last 2 consecutive years. Over 80% of schools are judged as Outstanding by Ofsted, all are situated in some of the most deprived areas of the country. Lisa is passionate about the power of education in transforming children’s lives particularly for those less privileged than others.

Lisa joined Star Academies from a multi-academy trust where she was the Chief Education Officer responsible for transforming the education of over 12,000 pupils from areas of high deprivation across the primary, secondary and Further Education phases. Under her leadership, 95% of schools were judged as Good by Ofsted compared to 13% prior to conversion three years earlier.

Prior to this, Lisa was the Inspector Adviser for Service Children’s Education (an agency of the Ministry of Defence that serves children of service personnel) responsible for securing high personal and academic achievements across all secondary and middle schools world-wide. 100% of schools were judged as Good or Outstanding. Outcomes were consistently well above national averages despite high pupil mobility.

Lisa is a Lead Ofsted Inspector in the Northwest.