Michelle Long


Executive Principal

Michelle is an Executive Principal at Dixons Academies.   

She opened the first primary free school in the Dixons Academy Trust in September 2012 with 30 Year R pupils. 

Prior to joining Dixons, Michelle worked in a variety of primary schools in Keighley as a teacher, senior leader and consultant. Michelle has an MA in Teaching and Professional Enquiry and a BA(hons) in Primary Education from the University of Leeds.  

She holds NPQH, is an alumni of the National College ‘Fast Track’ programme and is also an NCETM accredited specialist mathematics teacher through Sheffield Hallam University.

Michelle has co-authored the EEF Behaviour Guidance Report (July 2019) and is a Behaviour Adviser for the Department for Education working with schools nationally.