Carmel Littleton – Corporate Director for Children’s Services in Islington
Carmel has been the Corporate Director for Children’s Services in Islington since 2016, having moved from Thurrock where she held the same role for two years and the role of Head of Learning and Universal Outcomes for three years. During her time in Thurrock, the proportion of good and outstanding schools rose from 33% (one of the worst in the country), to nearly 90%, one of the best.
Carmel started her career as a teacher and educational psychologist, moving into increasingly senior management roles in Camden, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Essex. She has also lectured at the University of London, Institute of Education, where she taught students on the Masters course in Educational Psychology, specialising in bilingual assessment, early intervention and multi-agency working.
Carmel is passionate about creating equal opportunities for all and supporting every child to reach their potential. She is also a keen Arsenal fan and supporter of the arts.