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Children and Families

Children are at the heart of everything that we do, they are our motivation and the reason we do what we do. Enabling our children to be learners and achieve their best is our educational goal but we also recognise that our role as educators is far greater than that as we strive to develop the whole child. Fostering effective working relationships with parents and supporting individual families is embedded within our practice and within the culture and ethos of each school and our holistic approach ensures we support, encourage and enable every child to be happy, secure with strong emotional well-being.




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Local Governing Body

Local Governing Bodies




Our local governing bodies provide strong and effective governance at school level. They oversee, monitor and evaluate the quality of education at an individual school level. Every governor is passionate their role and are united in living the mission and enabling their school to continually grow and develop.










Trust
Team

Trust Team

Our Trust Team includes our Head of Trust, Executive Headteacher, Headteachers/Heads of School and our Trust Finance Director. Our Trust Team is a strong partnership and we all are passionate about the work we do now and in future development of our Trust.







Staff

Children

Members

Trust Board

Our Trust Board provides strong, effective and visionary leadership for our Trust. Each trustee bring a strong skill set and is committed in the time they give, above and beyond Trust Board Meetings, to enabling our schools and Trust to flourish and grow.







Leadership
Team

Leadership Team

We know that strong schools are led by strong leaders and we actively support and grow our leaders to be the best they can be.


Staff

Our staff are our most valuable resource in living our mission and values and in achieving our vision. Our staff want to be part of our school and Trust communities and live our mission and values in everything that they do. At Inspiring Learners we value, support and professionally challenge our staff enabling them to continually grow and develop so to best meet the needs of the children in our care.


Children & Families

Children are at the heart of everything that we do, they are our motivation and the reason we do what we do. Enabling our children to be learners and achieve their best is our educational goal but we also recognise that our role as educators is far greater than that as we strive to develop the whole child. Fostering effective working relationships with parents and supporting individual families is embedded within our practice and within the culture and ethos of each school and our holistic approach ensures we support, encourage and enable every child to be happy, secure with strong emotional well-being.










Members

Members play a limited but crucial role in Trust governance. They assure themselves that the governance is effective and ensure that its activities are properly directed to achieving the Trust objectives and are responsible for its constitution and for appointing the Board of Trustees.

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I have worked in primary education my whole career, twenty years of those as headteacher.  Since 2008, I have worked at Tyntesfield Primary School, initially as Headteacher and more recently as Executive Headteacher.

Since Tyntesfield converted to Academy status in 2017, and Inspiring Learners was established, I have been Head of the Trust.

In 2015, Tyntesfield was designated a Teaching School and one of three lead schools in Trafford Teaching School Alliance (TTSA). Since then, I have worked closely with many Trafford Primary Headteachers to develop a CPD Programme, Research and Development opportunities and school to school support for Trafford primary schools.  Although now a legacy Teaching School, I continue to co-lead TTSA in offering high quality professional development opportunities for Trafford schools.

I am also a National Leader in Education (NLE) and, for a number of years, have had the privilege of working alongside school leaders in several schools, providing leadership development and coaching. In 2017, I was asked to take up the role of Interim Headteacher at Bollin Primary School and, after fifteen months supporting the school, was delighted that Bollin Primary School joined our Trust. As a lead facilitator on the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), I enjoy working alongside new and aspiring headteachers, a role I find incredibly rewarding.

Inspiring Learners Trust came about from our passion and commitment to provide the best opportunities for children, and staff, to grow and flourish as learners.

Learning is at the heart of our Trust and we fervently believe that every child deserves the very best opportunities to achieve their potential. Although no longer in the classroom, I am as passionate as ever about teaching, learning and innovative curriculum development and thoroughly enjoy my role as Head of Trust and Executive Headteacher, leading the Trust towards achieving our vision.




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Kylie

SPARK

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Kylie’s passion, vision and energy inspires us all!! She leads our Trust with a relentless drive and determination. She always sees the big picture whilst sweating the small detail too.

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Kathryn

MANION

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Children are truly at the heart of everything Kathryn does and it shows. Her energy, commitment and sense of humour are infectious and her relentless drive for the highest standards are evident in all aspects of school life.

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I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher at Tyntesfield Primary School as it is a happy, welcoming school which sits within a thriving community of committed staff, supportive parents and wonderful children.

I have worked in Primary Education for fifteen years, seven of those years as Head of School and I have worked at Tyntesfield Primary School, initially as Deputy Headteacher and then as Head.

Whilst working in these roles, I have been a lead facilitator on the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) qualification, the National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) and TTSA RQT programme. I thoroughly enjoy working with like-minded colleagues who have a passion for teaching and learning and for achieving the very best for all children and I have found this role incredibly rewarding.

I love to learn; I love the feeling you get when you learn something new, I love leading learning and I love working with our Trustees, Governors, staff and parents to enable our children to be the best they can be.

Learning is at the heart of Inspiring Learners Trust and working within a Trust, whose values are centred around a passion and commitment to provide the best learning opportunities for children and staff, is both empowering and inspiring.




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I am always incredibly proud when anybody asks me what I do - I am the Head of School at Bollin Primary School. I absolutely love working with a very special team of staff, amazing children and supportive parents. No two days are the same and we are all making magical memories along the way!

At Bollin Primary School, we all believe in each and every child, and work tirelessly to ensure that they reach their potential and that they thoroughly enjoy their learning journey throughout their time at our school. We create opportunities to foster children's skills and interests, as well as preparing them for 21st Century life and learning.

Being part of the Inspiring Learners Trust brings school communities together and there are enormous benefits for all. Children are able to create links and connections with children from another school, professionals can learn from one another and ideas can be shared. The best part of working within the Inspiring Learners Trust is that the best interests of the children are at the heart of every decision and they always will be.

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Natanya

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Tanya is always smiling! Her positivity shines as does her absolute passion for Bollin School; she truly lives and breathes the mission “Growing Hearts and Minds Together”.

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Jill

USHER

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Jill is our finance whizz! Her strong financial background experience, analytical skills and attention to detail ensure our financial management is robust and resources used effectively to achieve our educational vision. She is a key and very valued member of our team.

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I am extremely proud and excited to be part of Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust as Trust Finance Director, since September 2018.

I am a Chartered Management Accountant with many years of broad ranging experience spanning from audit to commercial management accountancy; I have managed multiple complex high value budgets and developed medium to long term financial strategies.  My key strengths and passions lie within business partnering - to support both finance and non-finance contacts, to add valuable insight in order to enable more effective decision making and achievement of short and long term goals.  The most important aspect of my role is to build strong relationships, support, effectively communicate with and guide others to allow us to excel as a team.

I am passionate about the education and personal development of our young people and at Inspiring Learners and am committed to ensuring that every pound of our budget is used efficiently for maximum impact on the pupils’ education.

I am married and a proud mum to two young daughters and live in Sale.




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I'm Jamie, and I am Chair of the Board of Trustees and a Member of Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust. I led the process to establish the Trust in early 2018, and prior to that I was Chair of Tyntesfield Primary School's Governing Body. I was also Chair of the Curriculum and Standards Committee, and have been a governor since 2011. I currently also Chair the Trafford Together School Alliance Board - a collaboration of over 50 schools in Trafford working together to offer high quality professional development for schools in Trafford.

I am immensely proud to have been able to lead our Trust Board over the past few years, and I am tremendously excited about our future! The relationship between the schools and with the Trust enables our schools to collaborate at a deep level, and I can't wait to see how the leaders and staff continue to make the most of this opportunity. The positive impact on teaching and learning is evident in both schools.

Day-to-day, I work with data, advising government departments, not-for-profit organisations, and businesses on data strategy. I am also Director of Open Data Manchester, a community interest company I helped set up to promote a more equitable society through fairer use of data. I gained an understanding of educational policy through working with schools to analyse their performance data whilst working for Trafford local authority.

I have three children, all at one time attended Tyntesfield Primary School, although the eldest two have now left.

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Jamie’s calm, thoughtful, values-driven leadership and analytical style ensure our board remain focused on what really matters – the children. Jamie has been involved with Inspiring Learners from the very beginning and is utterly committed to what we are striving to achieve.

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I’m Karen and I’m Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust. I have been involved with Tyntesfield Primary School for a number of years and in the past I was a member of the Governing Body.

The philosophy that children and learning are the driving force behind everything that we do in the Trust is something that means I feel extremely proud to be a part of it.

In my professional life I am a Human Resources Consultant. My work experience includes managing HR change projects, working with businesses to create and implement people strategies, communication planning, coaching, facilitation of training and development, performance management, engagement and reward.  

What this really means is that I use my skill set to help businesses of various sizes, to achieve their aims, through more effectively managing relationships with, and developing and supporting, their people. I believe this translates well to school communities where strong collaborative relationships, great communication and engaged people, including pupils, parents, staff, governors, trustees and anyone else instrumental in the life of the school, make for a shared understanding and lay the foundations for success.  

I’m passionate about working hard to ensure the success of the schools in our Trust and to give all the pupils, now and in the future, the best opportunity to thrive and I feel privileged to be able to work with this Trust Board, all of whom share this passion.




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Karen

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Karen brings a wealth of HR experience to our board and is utterly committed to our mission and vision. Karen’s voice ensures we continually appreciate the value and importance of our staff on achieving our vision and that staff well-being is as important as their professional skill.

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Chris

BRINDLEY

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What would we do without Chris?! Chris brings enthusiasm and energy and to everything he does. He also brings a wealth of leadership and media experience to his role and he is a huge asset to our board and an increasingly familiar face in our schools.

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I’m Chris and I was delighted to become one of the original Trustees of Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust. I’m also Vice-Chair of Governors of Sale Grammar School.

I’m passionate about education and believe in giving back and supporting my community and the next generation. I really believe it is important that we treat all the children in our schools as individuals and help them reach their potential, both academically and as happy rounded people.

Professionally, I am an Executive Producer for BBC News and run the Central News Team for BBC England. I am used to leading teams, overseeing projects, dealing with high pressure environments and holding people/organisations to account. I spent a long time as a Senior Journalist and Producer in National news and previous to that in local radio where I was the News Editor for Manchester.

I am immensely proud of the schools in the Trust, we have exceptional staff, who really care about the children and strive to get the best out of them and each other. I love to see how happy the children in our schools are whenever I go in.

I also live in Trafford and have 3 children. Please do say hello if you see me in school.




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I am proud to be one of the Trustees of Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust. I have got to know Tyntesfield and Bollin Primary Schools well over a number of years through working with them to create their mission statements and values and running training for their Leadership Teams and staff. I work with many primary schools through my work as a Leadership Development Trainer, and have been involved in school improvement work in schools in both the public and private sector.

I spent 10 years of my career at the NSPCC as the Head of Safeguarding and Engagement and for the last nine years and have a passion for developing safer organisational cultures.  I have been running my own business supporting organisations in the NHS, voluntary sector and education sector to develop values based cultures that deliver the best outcomes for service users and children.

I feel privileged to use my experience and skills to support the staff and children in this amazing Multi Academy Trust of schools who all strive to deliver the very best outcomes for every child.

I am also the proud mum of three children who are at schools in Trafford, one at Holy Family Primary School and two at Blessed Thomas Holford.




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Kerry

CLEARY




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Kerry’s skill, expertise and passion for safeguarding and leadership development has had such an amazing impact in our schools already and on our long-term Trust Strategy. Kerry’s contribution to our Trust has, and continues to be, hugely significant.

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Tabitha

Gardner

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Tabitha asks the best questions! Her rigour, attention to detail and analytical mind are complemented by her fantastic ability to think strategically, be forward thinking and see the big picture. Tabitha will often ask the question that makes us stop, think and truly reflect on ‘why’.

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I am Tabitha and I lead the financial element of the Board of Trustees of Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust.  My work is to ensure the Trust, and also the schools within our Trust, have a robust financial position so that we deliver our aims and objectives. We set the financial plan, and regularly review financial performance against the plan.  We also ensure robust financial control, which means we spend our funding appropriately and get value for money.

In my day job I work as the Director of Finance for Rochdale Care Organisation (part of Northern Care Alliance) in the health service, managing the budget for hospital and community services in Rochdale. I have also worked in NHS England, as well as in the private sector in KPMG.

I have two children both of whom attended Tyntesfield school. I am passionate about developing our Trust and schools to ensure that our pupils are stretched to achieve their best, both academically and as individuals.




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As a former governor and Chair of Tyntesfield Primary School I am delighted to now be a Member of Inspiring Learners Multi Academy Trust.

I have worked in the public sector for over 30 years, firstly in local government in Edinburgh and then within the NHS. I have held a number of board level appointments in Merseyside, where I established and implemented Programme Management Offices , managed performance and contracts.

I have worked at local, regional and national levels mainly in commissioning (planning health services) but I have also worked in Public Health, Research & Development and for a large Acute Hospital. After a  couple of years running my own consultancy business I have returned to the NHS and am now working in Trafford again.

I am married with two grown up sons, both of whom attended Tyntesfield Primary School.

I was delighted to have been invited to work as a Member for ‘Inspiring Learners Multi-Academy Trust’.

I bring a long and broad experience in education, having spent forty years working in and with schools. I started my teaching career back in the mid-1970s with ten years as a secondary maths teacher. After a further ten years of primary teaching I became Headteacher of a junior school. I was appointed as a Primary School Adviser for Trafford and spent another decade working alongside Heads and teachers.

Throughout my career I developed a passion for the processes of learning and how teachers can best develop children’s ability to understand, reason, question, link, recall, build and use what they are learning.

Although retired now for over three years, I keep in touch with developments in education through my own reading, through my grandchildren and through having two daughters who are primary teachers.

I qualified with PwC in 2000 and specialise in Public Sector Finance. For the last 16 years I have managed my own business providing consultancy support to public sector, charitable and private organisations, including educational establishments. My roles have included supporting staff at all levels up to and including the Board.

From 2009 – 2015, I was a governor at Tyntesfield Primary School and was the Chair of Finance Committee. My responsibilities, from a financial perspective were primarily to support the governing body; head and school in ensuring it had a sound financial strategy, provided value for money and had robust procurement and financial systems to enable the school to discharge its statutory responsibilities.

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