Flying High Partnership

Our Team


The central team are highly skilled and support Trust schools on their development journey. The team, regardless of function, focus on making every day count for the children of Flying High schools. The central team offer expertise in school improvement, safeguarding, governance, finance, HR, estates, communications, marketing, Continuous Professional Learning, teacher training and IT. Trust Headteachers work tirelessly to ensure each school is the best it can be and form a strong network to ensure best practice and innovation runs throughout all schools.

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The central team are highly skilled and support Trust schools on their development journey. The team, regardless of function, focus on making every day count for the children of Flying High schools. The central team offer expertise in school improvement, safeguarding, governance, finance, HR, estates, communications, marketing, Continuous Professional Learning, teacher training and IT. Trust Headteachers work tirelessly to ensure each school is the best it can be and form a strong network to ensure best practice and innovation runs throughout all schools.

Meet the Team

Central Team


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  • Chris Wheatley
  • Chief Executive Officer
A photo of Paul Goodman
  • Paul Goodman
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
A photo of Claire Varley
  • Claire Stirland
  • Director of Education
A photo of Zoe Maxey
  • Zoe Maxey
  • Director of Business and Finance
A photo of Rebecca Kerr
  • Rebecca Kerr
  • Executive Officer
A photo of Pete Wilkes
  • Pete Wilkes
  • Director of Quality Assurance and School Improvement
A photo of Steve Varnam
  • Steve Varnam
  • Director of Quality Assurance and School Improvement
A photo of Tony Warsop
  • Tony Warsop
  • Director of Quality Assurance and School Improvement
A photo of Grant Worthington
  • Grant Worthington
  • Inclusion and System Leader
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  • Angela Huthart
  • System Leader
A photo of Claire Lindsay
  • Claire Lindsay
  • System Leader
A photo of Jo Gibby
  • Jo Gibby
  • System Leader
Tilly Rigg-1
  • Tilly Rigg
  • School Improvement Coordinator
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  • Atlanta Morris
  • Lead Practitioner: Early Years
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  • Cath Wilkes
  • Lead Practitioner: English
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  • Emma Pye
  • Lead Practitioner: Inclusion
Laura Clark Lead Practitioner T&L and Curriculum
  • Laura Clark
  • Lead Practitioner: Curriculum
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  • Laura Wookey
  • Lead Practitioner: Teaching and Learning
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  • Tom Isherwood
  • Lead Practitioner: Mathematics
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  • Fliss Pitts
  • Lead Teacher
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  • Louise Tate
  • Lead Teacher
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  • Zhidan Cai
  • Data Officer
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  • Rafael Lindsay
  • HR Business Partner
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  • Jack Wakeling
  • HR Coordinator
Ally O’Rourke HR Advisor
  • Ally O’Rourke
  • HR Advisor
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  • Molly Pinner
  • HR Administrator
updated Chris Stevens Senior Finance Business Partner
  • Chris Stevens
  • Senior Finance Business Partner
Ann Kennan Finance Business Partner
  • Ann Kennan
  • Finance Business Partner
Deb Goodwin-1
  • Deb Goodwin
  • Finance Business Partner
Dee Beesley-1
  • Dee Beesley
  • Finance Business Partner
Helen Ballard-1
  • Helen Ballard
  • Finance Business Partner
Kelly Goodacre Finance Business Partner
  • Kelly Goodacre
  • Finance Business Partner
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  • Anita Sarai
  • Finance Officer
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  • Debbie Walker
  • Finance Officer
A photo of Diana Ranby
  • Diana Ranby
  • Finance Officer
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  • Emma Wiggins
  • Finance Officer
Kate Brazier Finance Assistant
  • Kate Brazier
  • Finance Assistant
A photo of Nick Layfield
  • Nick Layfield
  • Operations Manager
A photo of Abi Mayfield
  • Abi Moody
  • Communications and Engagement Manager
Dave Morris-1
  • Dave Morris
  • Estates Project & Development Manager
A photo of Graham Livesey
  • Graham Livesey
  • IT Service & Development Manager
Jonathan Walker
  • Jonathan Walker
  • Senior IT Technician
A photo of Sam Piper
  • Sam Piper
  • Senior IT Technician
A photo of Shaun Martwich
  • Shaun Martwich
  • Health & Safety Lead Professional
A photo of Simon Chambers
  • Simon Chambers
  • Health & Safety Lead Professional
A photo of Sarah Heesom
  • Sarah Heesom
  • Teaching School Hub Director
A photo of Victoria Jones
  • Victoria Jones
  • Training and Development Manager
A photo of Elaine Fearn
  • Elaine Fearn
  • Programme Coordinator, Training and Development
A photo of Michaela Devonport
  • Michaela Devonport
  • Programme Assistant, Training and Development
A photo of Alison Ashford
  • Alison Ashford
  • NPQ Coordinator
A photo of Aimee Barton
  • Aimee Barton
  • Programme Manager – ITT/ECT
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  • Efstathia Zouroulidi
  • Programme Assistant – ITT/ECT
Chantelle Nicholls
  • Chantelle Nicholls
  • SCITT Hub Lead Practitioner
Amy Maloney Professional Tutor
  • Amy Maloney
  • Professional Tutor
Hannah Moss
  • Hannah Moss
  • Professional Tutor
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  • Lisa Vann
  • Early Career Lead
A photo of Carl Pattison
  • Carl Pattison
  • English Hub Senior Leader
A photo of Susanna Russell
  • Susanna Russell
  • Project Manager with responsibility for Appropriate Body
A photo of Ben Jordan
  • Ben Jordan
  • Inspiring Leaders Programme Coordinator
A photo of Graeme Robins
  • Graeme Robins
  • Inspiring Leaders Director of Programmes
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  • Stacey Morris
  • Office Administrator
Meet The Team

Headteachers


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  • Adam Butterworth-Drury
  • Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery School
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  • Angela Huthart
  • Beeston Fields Primary and Nursery School
A photo of Sam Leek
  • Sam Leek
  • Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy
A photo of Julie Hemsley
  • Julie Hemsley
  • Brooklands Primary School
A photo of Claire Lindsay
  • Claire Lindsay
  • Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
A photo of Anthony Thomas
  • Anthony Thomas
  • Edwalton Primary School
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  • Carmel Atkinson
  • Ernehale Flying High Academies
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  • Kerry Chadburn
  • Flying High Academy Ladybrook
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  • Steven Champion
  • Forest Glade Primary and Nursery School
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  • Kim Tucker
  • Greenwood Primary and Nursery School
A photo of Beverley Dolman
  • Beverley Dolman
  • Greythorn Primary School
A photo of Nina Capek
  • Nina Capek
  • Haddon Primary & Nursery School
A photo of Rachel Jarvis
  • Rachel Jarvis
  • Hawthorne Primary and Nursery School
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  • Rhian Richardson
  • Hillside Primary and Nursery School
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  • Helen Marshall
  • Hollingwood Primary School
A photo of Amanda Smalley
  • Amanda Smalley
  • Horsendale Primary School
A photo of Karl Clowery
  • Karl Clowery
  • Hucknall Flying High Academy
A photo of Lindsay Clark
  • Lindsay Clark
  • Killisick Junior School
A photo of Kaye McGuire
  • Kaye McGuire
  • Leamington Primary and Nursery Academy
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  • Andrew Whittle
  • Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School
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  • Tom Daniel
  • Peafield Lane Academy
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  • Anne Ingle
  • Pinxton Village Academies
A photo of Louise Parker
  • Louise Parker
  • Poolsbrook Primary Academy
A photo of Julie Fidler
  • Julie Fidler
  • Porchester Junior School
A photo of Caroline Armstrong
  • Caroline Armstrong
  • Rivendell Flying High Academy
A photo of Tanya Smith
  • Tanya Smith
  • Stanstead Primary and Nursery School
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  • Heidi Ackroyd
  • The Green Infant School
A photo of Mark Parkinson
  • Mark Parkinson
  • Walton Peak Flying High Academy
Meet The Team

Members


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  • Neil Robinson
  • Member & Trustee
A photo of James Brown
  • James Brown
  • Member
A photo of Julie Thain
  • Julie Thain
  • Member
Peter Smith Member
  • Peter Smith
  • Member
A photo of Wendy Daley
  • Wendy Daley
  • Member
Meet The Team

Trustees


A photo of Chris Wheatley
  • Chris Wheatley
  • Chief Executive Officer
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  • Neil Robinson
  • Member & Trustee
Paul Bennett Trustee
  • Paul Bennett
  • Trustee
A photo of Jason Beaumont
  • Jason Beaumont
  • Trustee
A photo of Stuart Hoult
  • Stuart Hoult
  • Trustee
Richard Smith Trustee
  • Richard Smith
  • Trustee

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