We have a talented group of Trustees representing a variety of sectors who steer our vision and direction with thought, business acumen and a commitment to our founding principles of Education.
Each school has its own Local Governing Body which works alongside the Trustees and our central team to provide challenge and support to our schools.
Chief Executive Officer – Lynsey Holzer
Lynsey has over 18 years of experience in school leadership in a variety of roles from AST to Executive Principal and current Ofsted Inspector. Lynsey is passionate about the work we do across our MAT to improve the lives of pupils and staff and is committed to steering our trust to become the leading trust for Primary Education. Lynsey is proud to lead a group of dedicated and professional central services team, who work alongside trustees and governors tirelessly and creatively to support the schools and their teams.
Chief Finance Officer – Jane Budge
Jane has an impressive background in a variety of business backgrounds and leads a successful and growing central finance Team.
Director of Education – Dr Craig Avieson
Craig has a wealth of teaching, leadership and research experiences over many years and across a wide range of contrasting settings within Suffolk, Norfolk and London. He has served as a primary Headteacher/Executive Headteacher for 7 years, and has been a mentor and coach to aspirant and serving headteachers nationally, through the Future Leaders/Ambition Institute. Craig's focus is on ensuring primary education improves the life chances of all children, regardless of background.
Education Adviser - Becky Clinton
Becky has a wide range of teaching and middle-leadership roles both within schools and as an adviser for the Local Authority. Becky has worked as a SLE, is NCETM professional lead accredited, KS1 lead moderator for Norfolk LA and works part-time for VNET as a maths associate. Becky supports the middle leadership development across our schools.
Other Central Team members
We have talented individuals working across our central team in Estates, Health and Safety, Procurement, finance and administration, who work effectively to support our schools.
Executive Headteacher - Binks Neate-Evans
Angel Road Infant Head of School - Lyndsay Moody
Angel Road Junior Head of School - Al Whalen
Bignold Primary Head of School- Chris Newman
Coldfair Green Primary Headteacher - Clare Williams
Costessey Primary Principal - Katie Lawson
Dell Primary Headteacher - Adele Sinclair
Eaton Primary Headteacher - Allan Lowe
Elm-tree Primary Headteacher - Julia Halliday
Filby Primary Headteacher - Matt Wigg
Nelson Infant Headteacher - Victoria McConnell
Wensum Junior Headteacher - Victoria McConnell
Poplars Primary Headteacher - Ali England