Our Central Team

The Executive Group, comprised of the Heads of Academies and supported by our Central Leadership Team, provide strategic leadership to the Trust as well as a valuable forum for our work with Associate Members.

The Executive Group comprises:
  • Mark Kent – Chief Executive Officer and Sixth Form College Principal
  • Liz Robinson – Head Teacher, Biddulph High School
  • Simon Clarke – Head Teacher, Moorside High School
  • Philip McLauchlan – Head Teacher, Werrington Primary School

The Trust provides a number of central support services to members using expertise drawn from across our Academy teams.

Our Central Service Support Group comprises:
  • Eddie Shotton – Chief Financial Officer
  • Sally Bryan – Human Resources
  • Glenn Davies – Estates and Health and Safety
  • Tina Manning – Business and Information Systems
  • Rachel Basnett – Marketing, PR and Liaison
  • Sue Hawley – Governance, Clerk and Company Secretary

In addition, the Trust is supported in a number of key roles by;

  • Claire Gaygan – Strategic Lead for Wellbeing and Safeguarding
  • Anthony Gribben-Lisle – Data Protection Officer

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