All Central Academies Trust schools will have the highest expectations of behaviour and attendance, they will be calm, orderly learning communities, developing mutual respect between students and students and students and adults.
All Central Academies Trust schools will be supported and challenged to develop sustainable improvement by sharing their expertise across the primary and secondary sectors. School to school cooperation is the essence of our Trust.
Central Academies Trust (CAT) believes every student has potential and therefore can succeed, even in the most challenging circumstances.
All Central Academies Trust schools will have teachers working in partnership with support staff, parents, carers, Governors, other agencies and the local community to ensure all students reach their potential. There will be no excuses for underachievement.
All Central Academies Trust schools will be led by inspirational leaders who are driven by a desire to focus on quality learning and the recruitment, development and support of outstanding staff.
Trustee and Director Steve White is leading the CAT in developing our interest in fundamental movement, a philosophy committed to securing not only the role of sport in the school curriculum, but more seminally, the inclusion and embedding of SPEED, AGILITY and QUICKNESS (SAQ). Click the link on the top navigation menu to see a summary of some fascinating evidence-based research.
David is a retired Headteacher with almost fifty years’ experience in education. For twenty one of those years, he was a highly successful Headteacher of an 11-18 comprehensive school for 1,800 students. He has also undertaken Executive Headships for three schools in Leicester and Bradford, taking challenging schools out of Special Measures. His most recent appointment was as a Regional Director of a large Academy Trust supporting school improvement in some the country’s most challenging schools. His latest project has been to support Primary Headteachers in Coventry as Cabinet Member for Education on the Coventry City Council. During this time, the percentage of Primary Schools judged Good or Outstanding by Ofsted rose from 42% to 85%. He is a Governor of two Secondary Schools, two Multi Academy Trusts and is a member of an Interim Executive Board in Coventry.
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Victor is a highly qualified and experienced Accountant. He is Chief Executive of Norman Hay PLC, a global business with a head office based in Coventry, a position he has held for 17 years. He is also a non-executive Director of Burbidge & Son Limited.
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Jane is currently the Business Manager of an Academy in Coventry. She has previously worked as a Business Manager of an Academy Trust in Birmingham, a role she held for twenty one distinguished years. Previous to that, Jane worked for eight years in similar capacities in Sandwell schools.
Jane has been an active member for NASBM for some years and has been Chair for the Advisory Council before becoming an Associate Practitioner for NASBM. Jane has been involved in working and discussion groups which have included the DFE and the EFA. Jane was also part of the working group that developed the NASBM Professional Standards and Jane is also a member of the Editorial Committee for NASBM' magazine The Voice.
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Peter was appointed as Headteacher of President Kennedy School in 2010. Peter became the Chief Executive Officer of The Futures Trust, a multi academy trust, in October 2015. President Kennedy School, a member of The Futures Trust, is an Outstanding school that is committed to Building Brighter Futures for its students.
Peter is a Primary School Governor, a National Leader of Education, an Additional Inspector for Ofsted and serves as a Director on the board of Coventry University College.
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Alan is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Rights in Criminal Proceedings) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has extensive litigating experience but has diversified and works as a Senior Lecturer in Law at Coventry University with a research interest in the pedagogy of problem-based learning.
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Steve is a retired Secondary Headteacher in Leicester having served for 18 years in Headship. He is Chair of Governors at a Special School in Leicester and a current serving Governor at Fullhurst School in Leicester. Steve holds a wide range of directorships at regional level sports organisations and is a highly committed advocate of sports in schools. In 2016, Steve was awarded the MBE for services to Sport and Education. Steve is developing international connections for CAT and is a prominent exponent of Speed, Agility and Quickness, a philosophy which translates sport and fundamental movement into the school curriculum.
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Mark is currently the Executive Headteacher at Finham Park I and Finham Park II schools. Finham Park I is Outstanding from two Ofsted judgements of 8th and 9th December 2010 and 20th and 21st January 2015. He is an National Leader in Education, an Ofsted Inspector and Chief Executive Officer of the Finham Park Multi Academy Trust.
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Dr Randhir Auluck JP is a Councillor with the Coventry Local Authority and an Academic at Coventry University where he is an Associate Head of Faculty. He is also a Governor of Bablake School, Coventry.
Mr Holmes is an Architect and is Chairman of Vagdia Holmes Architects, Coventry. He is Chairman of the International Children's Trust.
Mr Dunn is Deputy Vice Chancellor of Coventry University and a Governor of a secondary school in Coventry. He is also Vice Chair of a MAT in Coventry.
Mrs Mabey is a recently retired Executive Headteacher of a MAT and is the CEO of Washwood Heath MAT, Birmingham.