Claire Shelley studied Mathematics and Education at Edge Hill University. She attained a First Class Batchelor of Science Honours degree with Qualified Teacher Status in 1993 and went on to teach in a wide range of primary schools, in a variety of roles, both in the North West of England and in Northampton.
In 2009 Claire took on the role of Inclusion Manager and in 2011 achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordinator (TDA Endorsed) from the University of Northampton. Claire went on to achieve an MA in Education with Distinction in 2014. In September 2014 Claire secured a position at the University of Northampton, teaching undergraduate and post graduate Mathematics and Professional Studies within the School of Education.