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Leadership Team

TEAM Multi-Academy Trust Leadership Team

At TEAM Multi-Academy Trust we have a very enthusiastic and talented team of school leaders, who are well supported by an excellent central team of specialists. Together the group are passionate about ensuring the young people of North Devon receive the best provision possible and a world class education.

As a Trust, we are committed to developing leadership at all levels and we are dedicated to growing our own Headteachers, Senior Leaders and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE’s) who will shape the future of education. 

Leadership Team

Ian Thomas                              Chief Executive Officer

Dan Polak                                 Director of Education

Mat Harts                                 Head of School at Pilton Bluecoat Academy

Sara Leggott                            Head of School at Brayford Academy

Rob Norton                             Head of School at High Bickington C of E Academy

Lucy Ratcliffe                         Head of School at Witheridge C of E Academy

Corrinne Smith                      Head of School at Umberleigh Academy 

George Myers                         Head of School at Beaford Community Nursery & Primary                                                                    School

John Hick                                  Head of School at Horwood & Newton Tracey Primary School

John Mortimer                       Head of School at Pilton Infants School

Kate Ashley                              Trust SEN & Pastoral Lead


Central Team

Briony Parsons                      Trust Business Manager

Wendy Short                          Bursar

Kate Ashley                              SENDCo

Simon Wallis                           Premises Manager

Michelle Sampson               CEO Personal Assistant

Sam Stobbs                              HR and Central Team Assistant

Hayley Bowles                       Pastoral Support

Rose Polak                               Finance Officer