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 PA Jill Vinnicombe
Executive Head Zoe Mawson
Executive Head Jason Roberts
Director of School Improvement                      Nicola Flynn
Director of Research and Transformation Gareth Medd
Director of Professional Growth Laura Senior
Director Human Resources      Georgi Dyson
Finance Director Victoria Birch
Finance and Procurement Manager Janet Brophy
Director of Data and Sustainability Chris Burland
Associate Director Technology    Rob Grimes
Estates Manager Sean Barker
Associate Director Compliance Adam Varley
Project Implementation and Fundraising Lead Julie McGregor
Trust Operations Support Manager  Jo Whittleston
Associate Director Communications and Community Partnerships Lisa Bain

Central Team can be contacted at