Burford - Emma Partridge
Emma Winters is the headteacher of Burford CofE Primary School. She joined the school as headteacher in September 2018. Previous to that Emma taught in Hereford for 19 years and before that she was a teacher in Folkestone, Kent.
Burley Gate and St Michaels - Michele Lewis
Michele Lewis is the Executive Headteacher at Burley Gate CE Primary School and St Michael’s CE Primary School, both schools are situated in the beautiful, Herefordshire countryside. She has a wealth of experience across the primary phase and has taught across all year groups. Michele became an Assistant Head of a large city school in 2005, and then moved on to work for a collaboration of schools (city and rural) as the Executive Deputy Headteacher from 2010 onwards. Michele was appointed Executive Headteacher in the DHMAT in January 2022.
Condover, St Edwards and Bitterley - Kerrie Lewis
Kerrie began her teaching career at a brand new school in Oldham in 1990. She went on to work in schools across Telford and Shropshire, before becoming Headteacher at Condover CE Primary School. During this time, she has been asked to support other schools in an Executive Headteacher role, firstly a school in Shrewsbury and currently St Edward’s CE Primary School and Bitterley CE Primary School.
Eastnor - Nicola Driscoll
Nicola is the headteacher at Eastnor C of E Primary School which is situated in the heart of the beautiful Eastnor Estate. She began her teaching career at Ledbury Primary School and gained experience by teaching across the Primary age range during her early career. Nicola has been a phase leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2; she became an assistant headteacher in 2009. Nicola was appointed headteacher at Eastnor in 2015.
Ludlow and Bishops Castle - Kate Mather
Kate Mather became headteacher of Ludlow Primary School on the amalgamation of Ludlow Infant and Junior Schools in September 2019. Before this she was headteacher of Ludlow Junior school, which she joined in 2017. Kate has previously worked in a large primary school in Herefordshire and has a background of both primary and secondary teaching. Kate also oversees Bishops Castle Primary too.
Ludlow School - Mark Burton
Morville - Claire Gaskin
Claire Gaskin is Executive Headteacher of Morville CE Primary School. Claire is also Executive Headteacher of The Trinity Federation; a formal federation of three Church of England primary schools located across Lichfield Diocese and Hereford Diocese.
Having children and core Christian values at the heart of what our schools do, is central to Claire's vision for education. Claire is passionate about working in collaborative partnerships to share resources (financial, physical or human) to ensure our children have the best experiences and opportunities. Developing others as part of a school led improvement system is an important feature of Claire's work. Claire's strong and ethical leadership has been recognised by both Ofsted and in SIAMS inspections.
Claire is a member of the Hereford Diocese Board of Education.
St George's - Rebecca Manning
Rebecca is Headteacher at St George's CE Academy, having joined the school in 2016, then moving on to another Shropshire school as Deputy Head and Acting Headteacher, before returning in 2019 as Headteacher. Rebecca has spent the vast majority of her teaching career teaching in Birmingham.
St Thomas Cantilupe - Claire McKeown
Tenbury - Kerri Phelps
Kerri Phelps is Headteacher at Tenbury CE Primary Academy, which she joined in 2017. Before this, she was Headteacher of a primary school in Shropshire for eight years. Kerri began her teaching career in Birmingham in 1991 and since then has taught every age group of children from Nursery - Year 6 and has held a variety of leadership roles in a range of schools, from a large inner-city school to small rural primaries.
The Hereford Academy - Michael Stoppard
Michael has 25 years teaching experience in a variety of schools in the Academy and LA sector and 18 years in senior management. As a Head of Subject Michael consistently achieved above national average in GCSE and A level results. As a pastoral lead Michael has led on year groups of over 350 and schools of 1750. As a senior leader has either led on or been part of moving five schools out of Special Measures; two as senior deputy and two as Headteacher.
Michael is currently the Executive Headteacher of The Hereford Academy.