Former headteachers appointed as new trustees on Inspiration Trust board

Cathie Paine and David Earnshaw, who are new trustees on the Inspiration Trust's board. Picture: Ins

Cathie Paine and David Earnshaw, who are new trustees on the Inspiration Trust's board. Picture: Inspiration Trust - Credit: Archant

Two former headteachers and academy chain leaders have been appointed as trustees to the Inspiration Trust.

The trust, which runs 13 schools across Norfolk and Suffolk, has welcomed Cathie Paine, deputy chief executive of the REAch2 academy group, and David Earnshaw, chairman of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, as new board members.

Mrs Paine, a former headteacher, became the youngest headteacher in the country when appointed to her first school and was the first employee at REAch2, which has since become the largest primary-only academy trust in the country.

Rachel de Souza, chief executive of the Inspiration Trust, which is the country's top schools group for student progress to GCSE, said: 'Both Cathie and David have exceptional and incredibly valuable educational expertise, right through from frontline teacher to school and trust leader.

'We are already learning much from them, and I hope also sharing some of our best approaches with the schools that they oversee.'


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