Our People


Claire-Marie Cuthbert

Claire-Marie is the Trusts’ new CEO and has over 15 years of leadership experience in some of the country’s most challenging schools including primary and secondary. Graduating from Sunderland University with a first class honours degree in education beginning her career in Stockton-On-Tees. ... more

Michael Lucas

Michael studied at Nottingham Trent and Loughborough Universities starting teaching at All Saints’ Catholic Academy, Mansfield in September 2003.... more

Dawn Pare

Dawn is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and joined the Trust in February 2016. Dawn is a qualified Prince 2 practitioner and has a wealth of experience managing medium to large projects across the country which were delivered while working for The Post Office during her 20... more

Barbara Sims

Finance Director Barbara joined the Trust as Finance Director in March 2017 and is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years practical accountancy experience. Before joining the Trust, Barbara worked closely with the education sector as Senior Audit Manager for a top 10 accountancy firm,... more

Maxine Day

Maxine Day HR Director Maxine studied at Glamorgan, Durham and Derby Universities and worked in several industries before returning to the education sector as HR Officer for The Brunts Academy in 2011. During her HR career she has specialised as a generalist HR practitioner with a focus... more

Carl Atkin

Carl is Headteacher at The Brunts Academy, he studied music in Colchester and completed his PGCE at Bretton Hall. He started teaching in 1998 and has held a number of secondary school middle and senior leadership posts. Carl achieved Distinction at The Guardian East Midlands Teacher of the Year... more

Adrian O'Malley

Adrian is Headteacher at The Beech Academy, he studied at Nottingham Trent University for a Sports Science Degree, before going to Loughborough University for his PGCE. He starting teaching at Brunts in 2003 and gained promotion to second in PE, Director of Learning and then Assistant Headteacher... more

Charlie Elliott

Job Title:  Headteacher at the Bramble Academy   Details to follow shortly.... more