Our Trust structure includes our Executive Leadership Team, Central Team and Improvement Champions. These team members are able to support the development of our school’s effectiveness within their areas of expertise. They work with our school staff within a framework of decisive collaboration. Openness, trust, mutual respect, honesty and humility are key to our approach.
The Executive Leadership Team comprises our CEO, all school Headteachers, the Director of School Effectiveness and Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding. This team work closely to agree the strategic direction of the Trust.
The Central Team comprises our School Business Managers and our Business and Communications Officer. They work closely with the CEO and Director of School Effectiveness to ensure the central services support the smooth running of our schools, enabling our Headteachers to focus on teaching and learning.
We have identified Specialist Learning Experts, with proven expertise in specific areas. These colleagues support school improvement across the Trust and may undertake school to school deployments beyond our own schools.
Additionally, Senior Leaders (Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers and Inclusion Leads) each hold specified areas of responsibility and work as Improvement Champions across the Trust. This development of expertise in specific areas (for example, Equalities and Digital Strategy) brings benefits to all leaders as we are able to share skills and offer high quality support and challenge across our schools in these specialist areas. Our leaders are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of everything!
The Executive Leadership Team comprises our Trust Leader (CEO/NLE), Executive Leader and Head of Inclusion and Safeguarding. This team works closely to agree the strategic direction of the Trust and works in close partnership with the Headteachers from all of our schools.
CEO / NLE
Head of Inclusion & Safeguarding
Headteacher, River Mead School
Headteacher, The Mead Primary School
Headteacher, Castle Mead School
Trust Central Team
SBM, The Mead Primary School
CFO / SBM, River Mead School
SBM, Castle Mead School
SBM, Castle Mead School
Business & Comms Officer
Specialist Learning Experts / Impovement Champions
SEND and SEMH
The Mead Academy Trust
Castle Mead School
St Michael’s Aldbourne
Dr Sarah Couzens
The Mead Trust
Southbroom St James
St Andrew’s, Laverstock