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


A photo of Chris Wheatley
  • 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 Jo Gibby
  • Jo Gibby
  • Systems Leader
A photo of Grant Worthington
  • Grant Worthington
  • Systems Leader
A photo of Claire Lindsay
  • Claire Lindsay
  • Systems Leader
Tilly Rigg-1
  • Tilly Rigg
  • School Improvement Coordinator
A photo of Rhian Barker
  • Rhian Barker
  • HR Business Partner
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  • Rafael Lindsay
  • HR Business Partner
A photo of Jack Wakeling
  • Jack Wakeling
  • HR Coordinator
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  • Molly Pinner
  • HR Administrator
A photo of Nick Layfield
  • Nick Layfield
  • Operations Manager
Dave Morris-1
  • Dave Morris
  • Estates Project & Development Manager
A photo of Abi Mayfield
  • Abi Moody
  • Communications and Engagement Manager
A photo of Graham Livesey
  • Graham Livesey
  • IT Service & Development Manager
A photo of Sam Piper
  • Sam Piper
  • Senior IT Technician
Jonathan Walker
  • Jonathan Walker
  • Senior IT Technician
A photo of Simon Chambers
  • Simon Chambers
  • Health & Safety Lead Professional
A photo of Shaun Martwich
  • Shaun Martwich
  • Health & Safety Lead Professional
updated Chris Stevens Senior Finance Business Partner
  • Chris Stevens
  • Senior Finance Business Partner
Dee Beesley-1
  • Dee Beesley
  • Business Finance Partner – South
Helen Ballard-1
  • Helen Ballard
  • Finance Business Partner
Deb Goodwin-1
  • Deb Goodwin
  • Finance Business Partner
A photo of Diana Ranby
  • Diana Ranby
  • Finance Officer
A photo of Dale Batchelor
  • Dale Batchelor
  • Finance Officer
Anita Sarai-1-5 (1)
  • Anita Sarai
  • Finance Officer
Emma
  • Emma Wiggins
  • Finance Assistant
A photo of Sarah Heesom
  • Sarah Heesom
  • Teaching School Hub Director
A photo of Victoria Jones
  • Victoria Jones
  • Training and Development Manager
Stacey Morris-1
  • Stacey Morris
  • Office Administrator
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 Susanna Russell
  • Susanna Russell
  • Project Manager with responsibility for Appropriate Body
A photo of Aimee Barton
  • Aimee Barton
  • Programme Manager – ITT/ECT
A photo of Efstathia Zouroulidi
  • Efstathia Zouroulidi
  • Programme Assistant – ITT/ECT
A photo of Carl Pattison
  • Carl Pattison
  • English Hub Senior Leader
A photo of Georgia Ash
  • Georgia Ash
  • Programme Coordinator- English Hub
A photo of Graeme Robins
  • Graeme Robins
  • Director of Programmes Inspiring Leaders
A photo of Ben Jordan
  • Ben Jordan
  • Inspiring Leaders Programme Coordinator
Chantelle Nicholls-1-4
  • Chantelle Nicholls
  • ECT Professional Tutor
Amy Maloney Professional Tutor
  • Amy Maloney
  • Professional Tutor
Hannah Moss
  • Hannah Moss
  • Professional Tutor
A photo of Cath Wilkes
  • Cath Wilkes
  • Lead Practitioner: English
A photo of Laura Wookey
  • Laura Wookey
  • Lead Practitioner
A photo of Tom Isherwood
  • Tom Isherwood
  • Lead Practitioner: Mathematics
Laura Clark Lead Practitioner T&L and Curriculum
  • Laura Clark
  • Lead Practitioner
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  • Atlanta Morris
  • Lead Practitioner for EYFS
Emma Pye-1
  • Emma Pye
  • Inclusion Lead Practitioner
  • Lindsay Brown
  • Cluster SENCO
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  • Louise Tate
  • Lead Teacher
A photo of Fliss Pitts
  • Fliss Pitts
  • Lead Teacher
A photo of Zhidan Cai
  • Zhidan Cai
  • Data Officer
Meet The Team

Headteachers


A photo of Adam Butterworth-Drury
  • Adam Butterworth-Drury
  • Head Teacher at Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School
Heidi
  • Heidi Ackroyd
  • Interim Head Teacher at Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery
A photo of Sam Leek
  • Sam Leek
  • Head Teacher at Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy
A photo of Julie Hemsley
  • Julie Hemsley
  • Head Teacher at Brooklands Primary School
A photo of Claire Lindsay
  • Claire Lindsay
  • Head Teacher at Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
A photo of Beverley Dolman
  • Beverley Dolman
  • Head Teacher at Greythorn Primary School
A photo of Anthony Thomas
  • Anthony Thomas
  • Head Teacher at Edwalton Primary School
A photo of Anne Batley
  • Anne Batley
  • Head Teacher at Ernehale Flying High Academies - Erehale Junior School/Infant School
A photo of Karen Jagger
  • Karen Jagger
  • Head Teacher at Flying High Academy Ladybrook
S Champion Forest Glade
  • Steven Champion
  • Head Teacher at Forest Glade Primary
A photo of Kim Tucker
  • Kim Tucker
  • Head Teacher at Greenwood Primary & Nursery School
A photo of Nina Capek
  • Nina Capek
  • Head Teacher at Haddon Primary & Nursery School
A photo of Rachel Jarvis
  • Rachel Jarvis
  • Head Teacher at Hawthorne Primary and Nursery School
Rhian Richardson-1
  • Rhian Richardson
  • Head Teacher at Hillside Primary & Nursery School
A Huthart-1
  • Angela Huthart
  • Head Teacher at Hollingwood Primary School
A photo of Amanda Smalley
  • Amanda Smalley
  • Head Teacher at Horsendale Primary School
A photo of Karl Clowery
  • Karl Clowery
  • Head Teacher at Hucknall Flying High Academy
A photo of Lindsay Clark
  • Lindsay Clark
  • Head Teacher at Killisick Junior School
A photo of Kaye McGuire
  • Kaye McGuire
  • Head Teacher at Leamington Primary and Nursery Academy
A photo of Grant Worthington
  • Grant Worthington
  • Head Teacher at Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School
A photo of Gary Walker
  • Gary Walker
  • Head Teacher at Peafield Lane Academy
A photo of Anne Ingle
  • Anne Ingle
  • Head Teacher at Pinxton Village Academies
A photo of Louise Parker
  • Louise Parker
  • Head Teacher at Poolsbrook Primary Academy
A photo of Julie Fidler
  • Julie Fidler
  • Head Teacher at Porchester Junior School
A photo of Caroline Armstrong
  • Caroline Armstrong
  • Head Teacher at Rivendell Flying High Academy
A photo of Tanya Smith
  • Tanya Smith
  • Head Teacher at Stanstead Primary and Nursery School
A photo of Phillippa Whitton
  • Phillippa Whitton
  • Head Teacher at The Green Infant School
A photo of Mark Parkinson
  • Mark Parkinson
  • Head Teacher at 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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