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To provide our staff with the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best possible education for our children and young people across the trust and beyond.

The trust has developed an

Outstanding team

The Learning Community Trust believes that academy improvement, both academic and pastoral, is the single priority in fulfilling our vision. The ever-evolving strategy is embedded within our academies and within other schools and colleges nationally. The key for successful delivery of the strategy is the expertise in our human resource within collaborative principles. The trust has developed an outstanding team of professionals, who have been successful within their own areas of expertise, who are research driven and forward thinking, above all, educators who have a passion for developing staff and students.

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Alison Ashley

Director of Education: Specialist and SEND

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I’ve worked in special education for 24 years, completing every role possible. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great training providers, both as a...

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Gary Carlie

Director of Education: Secondary

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After completing my degree in Engineering, and a PGCE in secondary mathematics, I worked in finance and IT. I have worked in education for over...

James Youngman

James Youngman

Director of Finance

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I am a qualified chartered accountant, with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. I trained and qualified...

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Laura Deakin

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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I am a dedicated Executive Assistant with over 20 years of experience supporting C-suite executives in the fast-paced utilities and insurance industries. A master of...

Maddie Griffin

Maddie Griffin

Director of Education: Primary

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I bring over two decades of experience in the primary sector, spanning various leadership roles and subjects. I have had the privilege of serving as...

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Rachael Wilson

Communications and Project Lead to the Executive Team

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My journey into education wasn’t a straight path and took time and dedication at a mid-point in my life. Following the completion of my degree...

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Richard Gummery

Assistant Director

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After earning degrees in Sports Science and Accounting & Finance Management, I initially pursued careers in sports and banking. However, a year later I felt...

Russell Garner

Russell Garner

Estates Manager

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I had been working at Wrekin View Primary School as a Site Manager for many years before being promoted to Trust Estate Manager. I was...

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Simon Badley

Digital Innovator and Technical Lead

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Steph Morley

Head of Governance & Corporate Support, Company Secretary

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I have worked within a range of roles and organisations across the public sector where I have advised senior leaders; developed organisational systems, policies and...

Veronica Croft

Veronica Croft

HR and Administration Compliance Officer

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With over two decades dedicated to the field of education, I bring a wealth of experience and expertise to my role at the Learning Community...