• Executive Committee
Mr David Conway

Mr David Conway

Headteacher Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form
Executive Headteacher of NEMAT

Trustee

David joined the school in September 2015 after eight successful years as the Headteacher of Bradfield School in Sheffield. Prior to that he spent thirteen years in a range of positions in schools on the Isle of Man. He is a late entrant to teaching having spent eighteen years in the RAF (initially as a statistician, then as a linguist).

Mr Rob James

Mr Rob James

Headteacher – The Ramsey Academy, Halstead
Deputy CEO of NEMAT

Rob has been Headteacher at The Ramsey Academy since September 2014.

He has 30 years teaching experience and held various roles on Senior Leadership Teams in schools for over 16 years. He has worked in a variety of education institutions, including a selective grammar school, Sixth Form College and a number of secondary schools. He is a Local Leader of Education.

Rob has extensive experience in the roles of Chair of Examiners and Chief Examiner for A level Physical Education for a major examination board. This includes constructing and writing specifications, writing and reviewing examination papers and standardising Senior Examiners. He has also co-authored a number of textbooks, developed CPD materials and delivered professional development courses in the UK and abroad.

Mrs Claire Jaques

Mrs Claire Jaques

Headteacher, Acorn Academy in Witham 
Executive Headteacher, Richard de Clare Community Academy in Halstead

Claire has been Headteacher at Acorn Academy since 2004 and Executive Headteacher at Richard de Clare Community Academy since September 2019. She has been a teacher for over 30 years. During this time, she has worked in schools with specialist provisions for children who are hearing impaired and children with speech, language and communication needs.

In recent years, she has supported school improvement work in a range of primary schools with a focus on improving the outcomes for all children.

Mr Paul Griffiths

Mr Paul Griffiths

Chief Finance Officer
North Essex Multi Academy Trust

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