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Trust Leadership Team

Our Academy Leadership Team consists of a dedicated team of professionals who deal with the day-to-day management of our schools under the guidance of the Executive Headteacher, Michael Johnson.

Our family of schools is overseen by the Academy Leadership Team. This results in seamless management across all of the schools in the Trust, and ensures that every child benefits from our unique flexibility to share resources, expertise and best practice across the schools.

Executive Headteacher - Chief Executive Officer 

Michael Johnson
Executive Headteacher
Chief Executive Officer

I am the Executive Headteacher.  We are all proud of Chulmleigh Academy Trust and our family of schools.  We are here to work with you so that we, together, promote ambition and inspire all the children in our care.

Deputy Executive Headteacher 

Neil Payne
Deputy Executive Headteacher

I am one the Deputy Executive Headteachers within the Trust – my areas of responsibility lie within the College.  I am passionate about raising standards in education and my role centres around Teaching and Learning and the Curriculum.  I am also the Senior Designated Officer for Child Protection at the College.  I have worked in a number of schools and have also worked at the College previously as Head of Religious Education and bring this wide experience to my role.  

Finance and Operations Manager 

Tina Harrison
Finance and Operations Manager

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Governance and Operations Manager 

Adrian Wade
Governance and Operations Manager

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SENCO 

Nick Smith
SENCO

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Estates Manager 

Terry Pullen
Estates Manager

My role within the academy focuses on the buildings, and health and safety. It is an absolute privilege to be associated with our five schools, ensuring the premises offer the very best possible conditions for learning. Whilst I am based in the College, I can quite often be found at one of the primary schools checking on things and making sure everything is working as it should. My position allows me to get involved in so many aspects of education; not only the facilities management side but teaching and learning, community partnerships, student and parent support. It’s never boring, quite often a challenge and always rewarding.

I really do hope that my contribution helps the children benefit from the best possible environment.