Carl Atkin - Director of School Improvement

Carl 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 Awards in 2007 and was awarded Achievement for All Ambassador at the House of Lords in 2014.

He joined the Brunts Academy in 2009 as an Assistant Headteacher, secured the Head of School role in 2013 and became Headteacher in May 2016. Carl provided dynamic strategic direction and leadership to all staff to ensure students receive a high standard of education. In September 2018 Carl joined the Trust Central Team as Director of School Improvement where he oversees the Professional Learning Pathways, Pupil Premium, Learning Teaching and Research as well as undertaking specific work to support development needs in the Brunts, Beech and Bramble Academies.