I was originally headteacher of Mary Rose School and became Executive Headteacher when we opened Solent Academies Trust in 2013. The Trust now consists of 3 high performing special schools who work very hard to ensure that the pupils and families we serve get the very best provision possible. I feel proud and privileged to lead these 3 great special schools; Mary Rose Academy, Cliffdale Primary Academy and more recently Redwood Park Academy.
The benefits of working together as a team of schools within our Trust are immense. We have a genuine sharing of expertise, experience and ideas which means that we make the very best of the resources we have available to us. Collectively we are stronger. Our staff team is excellent and we benefit from the opportunities that being in a Trust and a Teaching School brings, both in terms of Joint Professional Development and career development. In addition we have strong networks locally and nationally including the Portsmouth Education Partnership and Challenge Partners, to name but two. Out Trust is likely to grow in the future and I look forward to its development and working with our schools towards achieving excellence.