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Our Leaders

Executive Team

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 Bradford Teaching School Hub

Paul Butler

Director of Exceed SCITT

Kathryn Gerrard

Director of Exceed Institute

Emma Dobson


Appleton Academy

Helen Jones (Executive Headteacher)

Rachel Garlick (Head of Secondary)

Joanne Clayton (Head of Primary)

Bradford Alternative Provision (AP) Academy

Richard Bottomley (Headteacher)

Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families

Jackie Bracewell (Co-Headteacher)

Rachel Sowerby (Co-Headteacher)

Copthorne Primary School

Stephanie Ngenda (Head of School)

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)

Christabel Shepherd NLE (Executive Headteacher)

Horton Grange Primary School

Rebecca Marshall (Headteacher)

Horton Park Primary School

Saima Bahadur (Headteacher)