Leadership Team

Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan

Chief Executive Officer

Jo joined the Trust from Ofsted where she worked as the Regional Director for the North West and National Director for Initial Teacher Education and held the status of Her Majesty’s Inspector. Previously Jo held three secondary headships: leading out of special measures, accelerating performance to outstanding; gaining Teaching School status and delivery of academisation. Jo worked extensively in a strategic role in the Greater Manchester Challenge. A proven systems leader, Jo has supported a large number of schools to accelerate improvement. Jo has delivered programmes for the National College, worked with local authorities and provided advice to the Department of Education. Her portfolio of experience spans all phases, all sectors and all contexts. Jo continues as a National Leader of Education and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching; working to generate capacity and talent within the profession. Jo regularly contributes to conferences, training programmes and networks, in order to support leadership and workforce development. Jo is a Trustee of Ambition Institute and a route panel member for Education and Early Years at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE). Jo is committed to putting children and young adults first- ensuring that they are the beat of the heart across the Trust.

Kerry Inscker

Kerry Inscker

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Kerry joined the SET team as an Executive Principal, having worked in the secondary sector for 25 years. Kerry started her career as an English Teacher and then moved into a range of leadership positions, including Senior Literacy Consultant for a Local Authority. In addition, she has held leadership posts in secondary schools including Head of Department, Assistant and Deputy Headteacher, and Principal. Kerry has experience of working in a wide range of secondary schools and has also been fortunate to undertake a year's teaching in New Zealand and has also undertaken a term's sabbatical to undertake research in outstanding schools across the country.

Helen Turner

Helen Turner

Chief Finance Officer

A qualified School Business Manager, Helen has experience of working with groups of schools, as well as at Local Authority level. Most recently she was working with a number of schools that are now part of Shaw Education Trust. Helen currently works as the Trust's Chief Finance Officer, ensuring that every financial decision impacts positively on students.

Phil Harrison

Phil Harrison

Chief Specialist and Innovation Officer

Phil is our Chief Specialist and Innovation Officer. He joined the trust from Ofsted where he was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors. Phil had a regional lead responsibility for special educational needs and disability. Prior to working for Ofsted, Phil gained extensive senior management experience as a headteacher and executive headteacher of day schools, residential schools and colleges. He has worked as a local authority school improvement partner and as a leadership trainer for the National College. During his time as a National Leader of Education he led and managed a National Support School and Teaching School. He has a postgraduate qualification in special and inclusive education and has worked internationally to support school improvement. Phil has significant experience in governance having been a school governor in primary, secondary and specials schools, including roles as Chairperson and safeguarding lead. Phil regularly supports local authorities and clinical commissioning groups to improve their offer for children and young people with special educational needs. He is currently an independent chairperson to an improvement board in one of these areas in England. Phil is a trustee of the national charity Equals which is committed to improving the lives of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities through supporting high quality education. Phil is the Shaw Education Trust company secretary.

Julie Yarwood

Julie Yarwood

Chief Learning Officer

Julie joined the Trust from Ofsted where she was Her Majesty’s Inspector and National Lead for Modern Foreign Languages. Julie has extensive inspection experience of all phases, all sectors (including independent) and has been part of a team dedicated to quality assurance within the Inspectorate. Prior to joining Ofsted, Julie was a highly successful secondary headteacher in an outstanding school. An experienced senior leader, Julie has a broad portfolio of school improvement having worked in tough and challenging contexts.

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Chief People Officer

Stephen joined the Shaw Education Trust from the private sector having worked in a number of Large FTSE 100 businesses. After leaving university Stephen pursued a career in HR and Training, holding a number of roles right across the people spectrum. Stephen specialises in Change management, organisational design, Leadership and Talent development having led a number of large-scale change programmes in his previous businesses. Stephen's most recent role was working for a private equity business as the Exec Director of People leading his organisation's people agenda, they went on to win a number of People awards for best place to work and increasing the organisations engagement score by over 40%. Stephen has recently completed his master's degree in strategic HRM allowing him to become a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, Stephen regularly supports and actively participates in developing and growing the next set of HR leaders and helps to improve their practice through mentoring and coaching. Stephen has been fortunate to travel to numerous countries in his career supporting organisations with People challenges right across Europe and Asia, this has led to further study for Stephen who is currently developing his practice in international Employee Relations.

Peter Potts

Peter Potts

Chief Digital and Infrastructure Officer

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Neil Warner

Neil Warner

Chief Education Officer

Neil joined the SET team as CEdO after 28 years working in a range of schools in different contexts. Neil started his career as an English teacher and then gained a wide range of leadership experiences, including head of English, assistant headteacher and deputy headteacher. He has held two successful headship tenures, as well as being an executive headteacher. Neil is currently a National Leader of Education, having supported a number of schools and multi-academy trusts as a system leader. He has also been a director of education, strategically leading a number of primary and secondary schools. Neil is currently a lead Ofsted inspector.

Educational Team

Lee Barber

Lee Barber

National Director of Secondary
Shaw Education Trust

Dawn Platt

Dawn Platt

Director of Quality Assurance and Review
Shaw Education Trust

Berni Pearce

Berni Pearce

Director of Institute of Education
Shaw Education Trust

Brian Duffy

Brian Duffy

Director of Safeguarding and Governance
Shaw Education Trust

Anna Coulson

Anna Coulson

Director of English
Shaw Education Trust

Jacob Axton

Jacob Axton

Director of Science
Shaw Education Trust

Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor

Director of Maths
Shaw Education Trust

Rachel King

Rachel King

National Director of Primary
Shaw Education Trust

Melsa Buxton

Melsa Buxton

National Director of Special
Shaw Education Trust

Christopher Gee

Christopher Gee

Director of Computing

Nick Heard

Nick Heard

Trust Executive Leader

Clive Jones

Clive Jones

Trust Executive Leader

Jenny Nicholls

Jenny Nicholls

Director of Humanities

Tanya Rowley

Tanya Rowley

Director of Quality of Education

Julie-Ann Wilson

Julie-Ann Wilson

Director of Quality of Education

Operations Team

Chris Spender

Chris Spender

Marketing, Communications and Data Protection Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Marketing & Data Protection

Joanne Collingwood

Joanne Collingwood

Head of Human Resources
Shaw Education Trust

Rebecca Gargini-Hill

Rebecca Gargini-Hill

Payroll Manager
Shaw Education Trust

Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams

Director of Estates and Facilities
Shaw Education Trust

Heather Hancock

Heather Hancock

Human Resources Shared Service Manager
Shaw Education Trust

Beth Barlow

Beth Barlow

Director of Governance

Clare Ellams

Clare Ellams

Executive Assistant
Shaw Education Trust

Andrew Ackerley

Andrew Ackerley

Project Manager Building and Facilities
Shaw Education Trust | Estates

Chloe Boyson

Chloe Boyson

HR & Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Simon Bryan

Simon Bryan

Project Manager / Building & Facilities
Shaw Education Trust | Estates

Reece Burrows

Reece Burrows

IT Technician
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

Jill Cadman

Jill Cadman

Regional People Advisor
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Lydia Cartwright

Lydia Cartwright

Schools Finance Support Partner
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Jayne Clerence

Jayne Clerence

Recruitment Resource Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Chelsea Collingwood

Chelsea Collingwood

Senior Regional People Advisor
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Caitlin Crane

Caitlin Crane

Accounts and Systems Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Loraine Davies

Loraine Davies

HR & Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Gemma Foster

Gemma Foster

Senior Regional People Advisor
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Judie Francia

Judie Francia

Finance Assistant Apprentice
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Duccio Gardi Hewa Pattinige

Duccio Gardi Hewa Pattinige

Apprentice Junior Finance Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Finn Goodwin

Finn Goodwin

Senior ICT Technician
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

Debra Gratton

Debra Gratton

Accounts Receivable Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Jenna Griffiths

Jenna Griffiths

Administrative Support Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Operations

Jade Hackett

Jade Hackett

School Finance Support Partner
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Heather Halls-Dann

Heather Halls-Dann

Trust Data Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Operations

Rose Marie Harrison

Rose Marie Harrison

Recruitment Resource Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Taylor Hillman

Taylor Hillman

Marketing and Communications Officer
Shaw Education Trust | Marketing & Communications

Fiona Hulson

Fiona Hulson

Office Support Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Operations

Soames Inscker

Soames Inscker

Project Manager/Space Planning, Suitability and Sufficiency
Shaw Education Trust | Estates

Hollie Johnson

Hollie Johnson

HR & Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Alison Landon-Gallimore

Alison Landon-Gallimore

Assistant Property Surveyor
Shaw Education Trust | Estates

John Lavelle

John Lavelle

Senior Network Manager
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

David Lee Kershaw

David Lee Kershaw

Senior Property Surveyor / Project Manager - Estates
Shaw Education Trust | Estates

Alexander Lovatt

Alexander Lovatt

Junior Finance Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Robert Moore

Robert Moore

Senior IT Technician
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

Elizabeth Murphy

Elizabeth Murphy

General Ledger Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

David Orum

David Orum

Senior Network Manager
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

Rhian Pimblott

Rhian Pimblott

Finance BP
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Jessica Pugh

Jessica Pugh

HR & Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Harry Rice

Harry Rice

Apprentice Finance Assistant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Hayley Rodgers

Hayley Rodgers

Finance & Systems Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Lauren Sanders

Lauren Sanders

HR & Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Charlotte Skelton

Charlotte Skelton

School Finance Support Partner
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Catharine Spender

Catharine Spender

Strategic Finance Partner Lead
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Rosie Stowe

Rosie Stowe

Regional People Advisor - Trainee
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Debbie Sturridge

Debbie Sturridge

Programme Services Manager
Shaw Education Trust | Institute Of Education

Eloise Thornley

Eloise Thornley

Regional People Advisor
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Natalie Turner

Natalie Turner

Recruitment Manager
Shaw Education Trust | HR

Jane Vosper

Jane Vosper

Strategic Finance Partner Lead
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Katrina Walmsley

Katrina Walmsley

Senior Accountant
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

David Weaver

David Weaver

Senior ICT Technician
Shaw Education Trust | IT & Digital Services

Suzanne Whiston

Suzanne Whiston

Payroll Officer
Shaw Education Trust | Finance

Our Principals

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor

Head of School
Streethay Primary School

Sara Ainsworth

Sara Ainsworth

Headteacher
Brookfields School

Sabrina Hobbs

Sabrina Hobbs

Headteacher
St Martins School

Rob Millington

Rob Millington

Head of College
Newfriars College

Louise Willis

Louise Willis

Headteacher
Waterside Primary School

Mel Newbury

Mel Newbury

Head of School
Saxon Hill Academy

Mark Boughey

Mark Boughey

Principal
The Orme Academy

Libby Banks

Libby Banks

Headteacher
Redhill Primary

Lee Nixon

Lee Nixon

Principal
Madeley School

Julie Wood

Julie Wood

Principal
Walton Hall Academy

Sally Sanders

Sally Sanders

Headteacher
Seabridge Primary School

Ian Armstrong

Ian Armstrong

Headteacher
Ivy House School

Helen Cunliffe

Helen Cunliffe

Headteacher
The Meadows Primary Academy

Emma Kuffour

Emma Kuffour

Interim Principal
The Meadows Primary School

Lee Barber

Lee Barber

Operational Headteacher
Tottington High School

Ruth Argyle

Ruth Argyle

Director
KNSTE

Diane Ahearn

Diane Ahearn

Principal
Coppice Academy

Dean Watson

Dean Watson

Principal
Woodhey High School

Daniel Hartley

Daniel Hartley

Executive Headteacher
Pine Green Academy & Evergreen Academy

Carlton Bramwell

Carlton Bramwell

Executive Principal
The Westleigh School and Tottington High School

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams

Headteacher
Fortis Foundation Academy

Andrew Skelding

Andrew Skelding

Headteacher
Endon High School

Alison Parr

Alison Parr

Principal
Blackfriars Academy

Alex Fair

Alex Fair

Principal
Unsworth Academy

David Braybrooke

David Braybrooke

Head of School
St Andrew's Academy

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson

Headteacher
Kidsgrove Primary School

Steve Frost

Steve Frost

Headteacher
Kidsgrove Secondary School

Paul Lamoury

Paul Lamoury

Operational Headteacher
The Westleigh School

Dickon Taylor

Dickon Taylor

Head of School
Evergreen Academy

Stuart Williams

Stuart Williams

Head of School
Pinegreen Academy

Jo McKinney

Jo McKinney

Headteacher
Portland School

Jeremy Swinn

Jeremy Swinn

Headteacher
Brookhaven School