Gillian Dineen

Ms Dineen is currently CST MAT adviser at Hackney New School. She is part of the team from the Community Schools Trust that is committed to transforming HNS in to a school which provides outstanding opportunities for its students and community. Before this she was Headteacher at The Cumberland School, a large secondary school in Newham with 1500 students. The school had a Resource Provision for students with autism and welcomed students with a wide range of special needs. As Headteacher she was committed to ensuring all students were ‘Determined, ambitious learners’ – the school’s motto. She started out as an English teacher and still loves reading. She is also keen on yoga and camping.