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.