Leaders and Groups

For Members and Directors, date of appointment is in brackets.  The term of Office for Directors is four years.  For membership of each setting’s Local Governing Board, please go to the relevant setting’s website.

Members’ Board:

  • Rob Knight (04/07/2019)
  • Ray Palin (04/02/2016)
  • Guy Weir (04/02/2016)

Directors’ (Trust) Board:

Directors (Trustees):

  • Christine Bartley (01/09/2018)
  • Angela Bradshaw (11/10/2018)
  • Carol Dudson (04/02/2016) – Vice Chair
  • Mary Hughes (4/7/2019)
  • Gill Jenkins (01/09/2018)
  • Jon Lovatt* (04/02/2016)
  • Roger Machin (01/09/2018)
  • Guy Weir (14/12/2017) – Chair

Associate Members:

  • Sara Bailey*
  • Ruth Foster*
  • Nichola Gibson*
  • Steve Martin*
  • Paula Pattison*
  • Elaine Preston*
  • Rob Shenton*

*Non Voting

Education Committee:

  • Guy Weir (Chair)
  • Nichola Gibson
  • Mary Hughes
  • Jill Jenkins
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Roger Machin

Resources Committee:

  • Guy Weir (Chair)
  • Chris Bartley
  • Angela Bradshaw
  • Carol Dudson
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Roger Machin

MAT Student Council:

The Really Useful Generation Students’ Group (RUGS) – “Inspiring Development Strategies for High Quality Learning Across the MAT”:

  • Ash Green – Samanvi Machineni (Year 5) and Isla de Pee (Year 5)
  • Ellison – Emily Conroy (Year 6) and Ben Lee (Year 6)
  • Gladstone – Ruby Mills (Year 5) and Jacob Kelsall (Year 5)
  • Goldenhill – Paige Boote (Year 6) and Maison Cookson (Year 6)
  • Summerbank – Khadija Hussain (Year 6) and Abu-Bakr Mehmood (Year 6)

Executive Board:

  • CEO – Jon Lovatt
  • Central Team
  • Heads’ Group

GDPR Steering Group and Management Committee:

  • Jon Lovatt (CEO and DPO)
  • Carol Stead (Compliance and Finance Manager (CFO))
  • Heads’ Group
  • ABMs’ Group
  • IT Technicians (By Invitation)

Philosophy For Children Steering Group (Strategy 1):

  • Nichola Gibson (Facilitator)
  • Claire Annese
  • Sara Bailey
  • Ruth Foster
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Steve Martin
  • Claire Pearson
  • Di Swift
  • Guy Weir (Chair)

Inclusion and Wellbeing Steering Group (Strategy 2):

  • Rob Shenton (Co-Facilitator)
  • Elaine Preston (Co-Facilitator)
  • Michael Artimis
  • Sara Bailey
  • Jill Dawson
  • Ruth Foster
  • Nichola Gibson
  • Sarah Howson
  • Gillian Jenkins
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Stephen Standford
  • Guy Weir (Chair)

Developing a Professional Community (DPC) Steering Group (Strategy 3):

  • Steve Martin (Facilitator)
  • Claire Annese
  • Sara Bailey
  • Jodie Cope
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Lorna Pateman
  • Berni Pearce
  • Clare Pearson
  • Guy Weir (Chair)

Curriculum Enrichment / Entitlement Steering Group (Strategy 4): 

  • Ruth Foster (Facilitator)
  • Sara Bailey
  • Mary Hughes
  • Jon Lovatt
  • Steve Martin
  • Lorna Pateman
  • Elaine Preston
  • Rob Shenton
  • Guy Weir (Chair)

The Worcester Process:

  • Worcester University
  • Heads’ Group
  • Deputy Heads’ Group
  • Jon Lovatt

Other Groups and Networks (Facilitator):

  • Art Leaders (Sarah Howson)
  • Chairs’ Group (Jon Lovatt)
  • English Leaders (Clare Pearson)
  • EYFS Leaders (Sara Bailey)
  • Home School Link Workers and Learning Mentors (Jill Dawson)
  • Lead Teacher Educators (Lorna Pateman)
  • P4C Lead Teachers’ Group (Nichola Gibson)
  • Phonics Leaders (Claire Annese)
  • PE Leaders (TBA)
  • Maths Leaders (Jodie Cope)
  • SENDCOs (Stephen Stanford)
  • Science Leaders (Janine Carpenter)

LGB Chairs’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Chris Austin
  • Ellison – Roger Machin
  • Gladstone – Chris Bartley
  • Goldenhill – Angela Bradshaw
  • Oaklands – Paula Pattison
  • Summerbank – Jill Jenkins
  • Trust – Guy Weir / Jon Lovatt

Heads’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Ruth Foster
  • Ellison – Nichola Gibson
  • Gladstone – Elaine Preston
  • Goldenhill – Steve Martin
  • Oaklands – Sara Bailey
  • Summerbank – Rob Shenton

Deputy Heads’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Jodie Cope
  • Ellison – Lorna Pateman
  • Gladstone – Claire Annese
  • Goldenhill – Sarah Howson
  • Oaklands – Nadine Key
  • Summerbank – Clare Pearson

Academy Business Managers’ Group:

  • Ash Green – Michelle Sambrook
  • Ellison – Sallie Powell
  • Gladstone – Linda O’Donnell
  • Goldenhill – Gill Hardie
  • Oaklands – Debbie Davies
  • Summerbank – Sally Henderson
  • Trust – Carol Stead

Associate Member Settings:

  • Oaklands Nursery School

Education Improvement Partners:

  • Julie Ash
  • Chris Davies
  • Bruce McAlpine
  • Paul Sheehan
  • Christine Tarpey

Other Partners:

  • Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE)
  • University of Worcester
  • Keele University
  • Southstar
  • Blackfriars Teaching School Alliance
  • School Direct
  • PBM Training and Consultancy

Support Services:

  • Architects – Wood, Yorath and Goldstraw
  • Auditors – Hardings Accountants
  • HR and Legal – SAS Daniels
  • Payroll – Stoke on Trent City Council