• Executive Committee
Mr David Conway

Mr David Conway

Headteacher Notley High School
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
Ramsey Academy, Halstead

Trustee

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.

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.

Rob is also an Ofsted Inspector. His specialist areas are physical education, leadership and management and school improvement.

Mrs Sarah Donnelly

Mrs Sarah Donnelly

Headteacher
Richard De Clare Primary School, Halstead

Having taught the entire primary age range, from Foundation Stage to Year Six over a period of twenty five years, Sarah joined Richard de Clare in September 2012. Prior to this she worked in a number of Colchester Schools; most recently as Deputy Head/Acting Head at Brinkley Grove. She led Richard de Clare from Requiring Improvement to a Good Ofsted grade; building a team with an ethos of accountability, whilst maintaining a child-centred character. She currently serves on the management committee of our Local Development Group and represents our area on the Essex Primary Heads Association executive.

Mr Paul Harrison

Mr Paul Harrison

Finance & Operations Director
North Essex Multi Academy Trust

As an Accountant, qualified from both an academic and gained experience perspective, Paul has knowledge of working across 3 sectors, the Service sector/Manufacturing sector and for the past 20 years within the Public sector in Education. He has led finance functions within Plc’s, Limited Companies and more recently within Education working in a maintained Secondary School, an Academy Trust and currently within the North Essex Multi Academy Trust.

Paul has significant experience of strategic Financial Management and Compliance in Education, and is able to utilise resources effectively to drive School improvement. He has worked effectively with the Local Education Authority and the Department for Education on pilot schemes to enhance the Business Management profession within Education.

NEMAT - North Essex Multi-Academy Trust

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