Melanie Carter

Melanie Carter, Area Manager, Northumberland and North Tyneside

As area manager for Northumberland and North Tyneside, I lead on the development of LCEPs in these areas. I make it my business to know my patch well to ensure that our wider work links into what is happening more locally. I’m also CBNE’s lead for the Quality Principles, running our EQiPP (Exploring Quality in Peer Practice) programme.

I started out my career in museum education, both in individual venues and working regionally as literacy officer for the North East Regional Museums Hub. I then worked as a primary teacher for four years. My current job links my two previous lives together perfectly!

When I’m not at work, I write, bake, knit and spend far too much time in cafes – but I do also live by the coast, so some of those long beach walks help balance out the cake consumption.

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