Inspiration Trust's COO - Micon Metcalfe -shares her story with Schools Week
Published on 10/12/19
Micon Metcalfe, the Inspiration Trust’s Chief Operating Officer, has been interviewed by Schools Week about her childhood, career and why she’s so committed to education.
As a child, Micon started her school life at a state comprehensive in Southampton. After the death of her father, she moved to Somerset and studied for her O-levels. Micon received a few and enrolled at college – but it wasn’t smooth sailing. She said: “We were taught the wrong syllabus for one subject and got completely different questions in the exam! It’s unthinkable now, isn’t it? I guess that’s why I’m so committed to education . . . because I know some children got really raw deals.”
Aspiring to be a school secretary, Micon applied for jobs but was told “you’ve got no experience in schools”. Eventually she landed an admin role at a primary school in south London. This was the first step towards her career building a reputation as knowledgeable director of finance.
Now, Micon spends her time at the Inspiration Trust’s headquarters on Bethel Street, Norwich. She was appointed as Chief Operating Officer at the Inspiration Trust in September 2019.