Ailidh Van Wyk

Executive Lead – Education

Ailidh Van Wyk

My specialisms:

  • SEND
  • SEND Transport
  • School Improvement
  • Educational Psychology
  • Admissions and Place Planning
  • Behaviour and Virtual School

Who are you and what is your purpose?

I am Ailidh van Wyk – Executive Lead here at Baltimore Consulting. My purpose in life is to create opportunity, every day is a new opportunity and I want to ensure I make the most of each one.

What has been your greatest achievement (personal or professional)?

My greatest personal achievement is being able to buy my first home at the age of 25, with it being so difficult to get on the property ladder for so many these days, I was delighted when we got the keys to our first home – Without Baltimore, I couldn’t have done that so quickly! My greatest professional achievement has to be reaching Divisional Manager level, I love getting to see hard work pay off and my team flourish, we won team of the year 2020!

What advice would you give other leaders out there?

I think trusting in your own conviction is important; it is easy to get lost in other’s opinions or your own anxieties. However, don’t be afraid to ask for help and take each day as it comes.

Who inspires you? And why?

I would have to say my mother, she has always instilled a strong work ethic in me from a young age and was so successful in her own right but never let her family life slip either. She’s amazing!

Favourite Food

If I could die in a bath of macaroni cheese, I would be a happy gal.

What’s your leadership superpower?

My superpower is communication, I like to work in a way that is transparent, diplomatic and empathetic to those around me. I strive for positive communication in order to drive my own personal development and my teams.