Strategic Partners

Working with the very best leaders across the Leeds city region

We are building a formidable team and a range of exciting partnerships from the highest performing schools in the city. Those strategic partners bring wide ranging expertise and experience to our work as a hub and will also act as our delivery partners for the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualification suite.

We are committed to inviting new partners and strategic partners to our work in the months and years to come as we take forward the realisation of our vision.

Strategic Partners: 11-16

Abbey Multi Academy Trust

Catherine Garrett
Co-CEO and Director of Education

Allerton High School

Elaine Silson
Headteacher

Cockburn Multi Academy Trust

David Gurney
Executive Headteacher

Horsforth School

Dr Paul Bell
Headteacher

Leeds City Council


Mount St Mary’s High School

Mark Cooper
Headteacher

Teach First


The GORSE Academies Trust

Leanne Griffiths
Executive Principal 11-16

University College London


West SILC

Michelle Wilman
Executive Headteacher

Woodkirk Academy

Joe Barton
Principal

Strategic Partners: Primary

Abbey Multi Academy Trust

Helen Pratten
Co-CEO and Executive Principal Primary

Leeds City Council


Manor Wood Primary School

Deborah Kenny
Headteacher

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Lesley West
Executive Head Teacher

Rothwell St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Siobhan Leonard
Headteacher

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School

Lisa Leonard
Headteacher

Teach First


The GORSE Academies Trust

Simon McCarthy
Executive Principal Primary

University College London


Westerton Primary Academy*

Stephanie Makin
Principal

West SILC

Michelle Wilman
Executive Headteacher