Welcome from Ian Kirkham Interim Chief Executive Officer

Ian Kirkham Interim Chief Executive Officer

As Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Wade Deacon Trust, I am proud to provide strategic leadership in line with the culture and values of the Trust and its member schools.   The Trust Board has high expectations to deliver the best quality education experiences and outcomes for pupils at both primary and secondary level.


The educational landscape continues to move quickly bringing both opportunities and challenges. Membership of our Trust will ensure that our schools are well placed to take full advantage of this.


Please browse our website to review we will plan, support and improve our academies ensuring there is a clear focus on improving leadership and governance along with teaching and learning thus raising standards.


The Trust has taken time to ensure that we operate a cost-effective central support structure and a business model that delivers efficiency, effectiveness and economies of scale in order to be able to provide appropriate levels of curriculum leadership support.


The Trust has a proven track record of challenging under-performance and transforming schools. This success is a direct consequence of the work that is undertaken by the talented and dedicated teachers, support staff and leadership teams we have in our Academies


I want all pupils within our Trust to achieve more than they ever dreamt possible; I firmly maintain that it is the Trust’s role to ensure that our academies provide the highest standards to deliver this aim.


Ian Kirkham

Interim Chief Executive Officer