Lee Abbot

Headteacher, Hillside Primary, Ipswich

Lee Abbott has been a Headteacher for eight years. Hillside Primary School is his second headship, where he joined in 2013, after five years at a smaller, rural primary school. Prior to Headship, Lee taught in Hampshire before moving to Ipswich for a Deputy Headteacher position in a large, urban school. @hillsidepips

Jason Wing

Executive Head of Neale-Wade Academy and Littleport & East Cambs Academy

Jason Wing has been a Principal of Neale-Wade for 5 years and has been Executive Principal of both Neale-Wade Academy and LECA since September 2016. Prior to becoming Principal of Neale-Wade Jason worked as Deputy Headteacher at Witchford Village College. Jason began his teaching career in west London where he was Assistant Headteacher and Director of Sport at an award winning specialist sports college. Jason is a career teacher and began teaching Physical Education in 1989. @NealeWade

Heather Madsen

Headteacher, Red Oak Primary, Lowestoft

Heather Madsen is the Head teacher at Red Oak Primary School in Lowestoft. Prior to this head ship Heather was Head teacher for First Base Pupil Referral Unit and Behaviour Support Service supporting over 40 Primary Schools in Suffolk. Heather has also been a Deputy Head Teacher, a SENCO, Literacy Coordinator and PE Coordinator in large Primary Schools as well as a small school. Heather also provided the National Strategies NPSLBA for Suffolk as a Key Practitioner. Heather is dedicated to ensuring all children receive the best opportunities regardless of their background. @OakRed230

Rae Aldous

Executive Head, Westwood & Grove sPrimary School

Rae Aldous has been Headteacher of Westwood Primary School since September 2012. This is Rae's first Headship, having previously been a Deputy Headteacher for 9 years in another Lowestoft school. Working in partnership with The Active Learning Trust, through careful recruitment of outstanding staff and targeted school improvement she has successfully lead the school out of Special Measures. The school has been transformed resulting in a learning community which is both happy and harmonious and where strong leadership ensures positive outcomes for all children and their families. @WestwoodPSchool

Martyn Payne

Headteacher, Pakefield Primary School

Martyn Payne joined Pakefield Primary School in January 2014, this is his first Headship. He started his career in Richmond upon Thames, London in 2003; he then moved to Lowestoft in 2005. Martyn joined a Middle School which was in Special Measures as an Assistant Headteacher for Special Educational Needs and Inclusion. He was part of the team that enabled the school to quickly move to 'Good' in 18 months. Martyn then became Deputy Headteacher in north Lowestoft. Martyn is committed to ensuring that all children have the best possible start to their educational career and believes that all children regardless of their background can achieve great and wonderful things. @PfieldPrimary

Craig D'Cunha

Principal at Chantry Academy

Craig has been Principal at Chantry since February 2015. Previously he was Vice Principal at Neale-Wade, an Active Learning Trust academy. He started his teaching career in Kent before moving to London and Cambridgeshire. His roles have ranged from AST, data manager and director of specialism before taking the lead on Teaching and Learning. Craig was able to combine his first headship with support from the Government's Talented Leaders programme. @chantryacad

Wendy James

Head of Sidegate Primary School

Wendy joined Sidegate as the headteacher in April 2011. Before this she was the head of a two-form entry primary school in the east of Ipswich for nearly 5 years. Wendy started her teaching career in Surrey after working for British Petroleum for eight years; she moved to Suffolk in 2000. Wendy believes that the primary school years should give children a broad range of experiences that enable them to discover their talents and develop a love of learning. @SidegatePrimary

Jo Viner

Headteacher, Reydon Primary School

Jo has been the Headteacher at Reydon Primary since April 2016, having previously been the Head of School. Jo started her career in Beccles in 2002 and has worked in a variety of teaching and leadership roles, including Deputy Head at another ALT school. She is committed to ensuring all children have access to a high quality education at the heart of the community. @ReydonPrimary

Sian Pritchard

Headteacher, Kingsfield Primary School

Sian joined Kingsfield in September 2017 as the school’s Headteacher. Previously, Sian has been headteacher at Earith Primary School in Cambridgeshire; she is passionate about high quality primary education and ensuring that all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. @KingsfieldP

Melanie Mills

Headteacher, Albert Pye and Ravensmere

Melanie became headteacher of the federation in 2006 having previously been headteacher at Ravensmere Infant School, which she has led to outstanding in successive Inspections. Strong teamwork across the federation has driven improvement in outcomes for children at all phases. Melanie is passionate about a rich, engaging curriculum, championing achievement in all curriculum areas as well as English and maths. The staff team are excited to be joining Active Learning Trust as we continue our learning improvement journey. @AlbertPyeRavens

Simon Bainbridge

Executive Headteacher, Highfield Ely & Littleport Schools

Simon Bainbridge has been Headteacher at Highfield Ely since September 2011. Simon began his career in special education as a support worker at SCOPEs Meldreth Manor in 1993, then as a teacher working for the National Autistic Society in 1997. From then he worked at Green Hedges, which closed in 2006, being part of the merger of four Cambs SEN schools which became Granta and Castle, two of the Cambs area special schools. Simon was appointed as the Deputy at Granta before it opened, and was appointed to an Acting Head role a year before moving to Highfield Ely.

Jane Horn

Principal Cromwell Community College

Jane Horn has been Principal of Cromwell Community College since 2014 having previously been Vice Principal. Jane started her teaching career at a secondary school in Huntingdon where she became Assistant Head with responsibility for Key Stage 3. Jane is thoroughly committed to school improvement; in 2016, Cromwell was rated Good by OfSTED. The College is now focused on ensuring that outcomes for all pupils are outstanding. @cromwell_cc

Diane Hawkes

Headteacher of Burrowmoor Primary School

Diane has been a Headteacher now for nine years; Burrowmoor Primary School is her third headship. Prior to these she was a Deputy Head in a large Primary School in West Sussex before she relocated with her family to Cambridgeshire in 2009. Diane is also a trained Ofsted Inspector; a role which enables her to experience working in a wide variety of schools in many other local authorities.