Benetia has extensive senior leadership experience in the Primary sector, with Literacy and Early Years as subject specialisms. She has been a Lead Literacy Teacher, modelling good practice and supporting the professional development needs of others. She was Headteacher of a medium sized Catholic Primary School, managing significant culture change in order to raise aspirations and standards. The school was recognised by the Local Authority as a model of good leadership, and innovative pedagogy. Benetia is an accredited SIP, and has worked in the school improvement team of a large Local Authority for nine years, successfully challenging and supporting schools to improve.