Together we Exceed

Head Teachers 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 Head Teacher) and Rachel Garlick (Head of Secondary) and Joanne Clayton (Head of Primary)

Bradford Alternative Provision (AP) Academy

Trevor Loft NLE (Head Teacher)

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 Head Teacher)

Harden Primary School

Kirsty Hutchinson (Head Teacher)

Holybrook Primary School

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

Horton Grange Primary School

Rebecca Marshall (Head of School)

Horton Park Primary School

Salma Rahman (Head Teacher)


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.”