SARAH CREEGAN


Sarah is one of our leading facilitators and consultants who designs and delivers learning and change programmes in the private, public and education sector.

Psst! - did you know?

The Red Arrows flew over Lincoln hospital on the day Sarah Creegan was born there; an omen perhaps, to indicate what a high-flyer she would become. Indeed, we are lucky to have her as several years ago she almost came to grief when the snowmobile she was a passenger on was swallowed up by a crevice.

Vital Stats

  • Who or what makes you laugh until it hurts?
    Other people’s misfortunes – as long as they’re not too badly hurt!
  • What would your superpower be?
    I used to work around the corner from where I live. Now that I travel much further afield, the power of teleportation would be fabulous.
  • What's the nicest thing anyone ever said to you?
    When I left Headship, I was presented with a book which had really lovely comments from all the staff and children. One of my favourites, and the funniest, came from a Reception child: ‘I don't know what she does but she has yellow hair like me’.
  • What's the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
    In my leavers’ production at primary school, I was chuffed to get the role of the Tin Man. On the night of the performance, I was very nervous and accidentally asked the Wizard of Oz for a brain rather than a heart. The scarecrow was angry that I’d stolen his thunder and we ended up having a row in the middle of stage.
  • What's your mantra?
    Reach for the stars (S Club 7 style)

When Sarah chose to leave school at 16, she was told by 3 separate teachers that ‘she wouldn’t amount to much’. That didn’t put her off though!

Since then she has had a varied career, working with banks, businesses, retail, educational and sporting organisations, supporting their learning and development needs before becoming a head teacher.

In her first two years of headship, she successfully managed a £7m rebuild; an expansion programme to double the number of pupils and a culture-change programme. All of these projects ensured her school went from a satisfactory Ofsted ranking to a good. During this time she managed key stakeholders, including local authorities, school inspectors and governors, she also successfully guided her team through an improvement programme. 

Sarah firmly believes in the importance of happiness, humour and positivity in the workplace and is one the funniest former headteachers we know - apart, possibly from Greg Davies and Romesh Ranganathan.

At Laughology, Sarah’s learning and development knowledge, coupled with her leadership skills and experience have also stood her in good stead when designing and delivering programmes in businesses and organisations such as:

  • O2
  • Savills
  • Trafford Housing Trust
  • Office of Public Guardian
  • Oxford University

Sarah's experience as a highly-successful head teacher also makes her the perfect advisor and facilitator for Laughology's education programmes. Her wealth of experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of schools, the education sector and the business world are invaluable in helping us to help schools, teachers and young people flourish. She was also instrumental in developing the Laughology Happy-Centred School PSHE programme.


Nominations are open for the National Happiness Awards 2019


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