Case Study – Kate Cleaver, Principal of Ecton Village Primary
“I have worked with Hatton Academies Trust for a number of years. First as a teacher of English, then as Head of English and then as part of the Sir Christopher Hatton leadership team.
When the opportunity to work as part of Oakway Academy leadership team came up, I jumped at the chance. I saw this as a real opportunity to develop my leadership skills and gain a real understanding of all phases of education. With the support of the Trust, I spent a year working as a Deputy in a large, three form entry school.
As more schools have joined the Trust the opportunities have expanded and I am now Acting Head of Ecton Village Primary School.
Five years ago, if someone had said that I would be a primary Head, I would have laughed and dismissed the idea. However, I love my new role and, while this is not the career path I expected to take, I am thriving in my new position.
With the support of Hatton Academies Trust, I have been given opportunities to progress professionally in a number of different areas: develop my leadership skills; embrace change and challenge whilst being supported.”