Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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About Us

Central Team

The Trust has a core team of school improvement and business specialists that helps each school to improve at pace and remain commercially efficient and corporately compliant.

This team is slim, keeping central charges well below national averages for multi-academy trusts. 

Chief Executive Officer Shirley Watson
Chief Operating Officer Jeanette Saw
Executive Head Claire Robbins
Executive Head Jason Roberts
Director of Standards    Nicola Flynn
Director of Research and Transformation Gareth Medd
Director of Professional Growth Laura Senior
Finance Director Victoria Birch
Procurement Manager Julie Jepson
Head of Data, Systems and Governance Chris Burland
Head of Estates Sean Barker
Risk and Compliance Manager Adam Varley
Trust Operations Support Manager  Jo Whittleston
HR Manager Katie Brown

Central Team can be contacted at