Together we Exceed

Headteachers and Leaders

Central teams

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Duncan Jacques CBE NLE

Chief Estates Officer

Richard Crabtree

Chief Finance Officer

Sarah Murray

Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer

Emma Hendry

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Ruth Jarvis

Clerk and Project Officer / Company Secretary

Peter Taylor

Director of School Improvement: Teaching School Hub

Paul Butler

Head of Initial Teacher Education

Kathryn Gerrard

Head of Professional Learning

Emma Dobson

Head Teachers

Appleton Academy

Helen Jones (Executive Headteacher) and Rachel Garlick (Head of Secondary) and Joanne Clayton (Head of Primary)

Bradford Alternative Provision (AP) Academy

Trevor Loft NLE (Headteacher)

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families

Jackie Bracewell (Head of School)

Copthorne Primary School

Stephanie Ngenda (Head of School) and Christabel Shepherd NLE (Executive Headteacher)

Cottingley Village Primary School

Nichola Geale (Headteacher)

Harden Primary School

Kirsty Hutchinson (Headteacher)

Holybrook Primary School

Chris Lloyd (Head of School) and Christabel Shepherd NLE (Executive Headteacher)

Horton Grange Primary School

Rebecca Marshall (Headteacher)

Horton Park Primary School

Saima Bahadur (Acting Headteacher)


Children playing at one of our Exceed schools

“We believe that successful schools develop their own identity and individuality and are best placed to meet their own community’s needs.”