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Headteacher: Miss K Rochester
Summer Park MAT was founded in December 2017 and has the highest aspirations possible for all of its pupils, staff and community. Our vision is for all stakeholders to believe, achieve and reach for their dreams.
We are a charity who pride ourselves on our honesty, transparency, fairness and our ethical practices. We value our team, our community and move forward as one.
We understand the important of continually reflecting on our practices in order to make brave decisions and develop the whole child
We strive to provide the very best education by ensuring that all our academies work collaboratively and have high expectations in order to reach their full potential.
We promote independence, individuality as well as providing a range of opportunities for our pupils and staff to believe, teach and achieve their dreams.
Please see our statutory documents:
Miss Kerry Rochester:
Kerry is responsible for school improvement across the Trust. She has twenty five years' teaching experience working across a range of phases and subjects. She has been a headteacher of two schools both of which she successfully removed from formal category of special measures. She has acted as a mentor for new headteachers across the local authority.
Kerry also has experience in managing a childcare facility, which has been graded as Outstanding on four consecutive occasions. She has been an Ofsted Inspector for 10 years and a Lead Inspector for 6 years.
Mrs Jan Edwards (Member) previously held the head teacher position at a mainstream primary school. She was also an Ofsted inspector for over 5 years and was a lead inspector for 1. Currently, she is a retired head teacher but provides school improvement work across a wide range of schools and has extensive school improvement knowledge. Mrs. Edwards has a particular interest in driving school improvement and challenging the MAT to ensure that the highest standards are attained for all of our pupils.
Mrs Paula Henry (Member) is a senior medical practitioner. She has experience of working in schools looking at health issues and ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to. Mrs. Henry has extensive experience as a parent governor. As a senior leader in her own profession, Mrs. Henry has a particular interest in pupils’ health and she actively supports the board to review and improve vital areas, such as: health, policies and procedures, the curriculum and safeguarding.
Mrs Tracey O’Keefe-Pullen (Member) has experience in being part of the Worcestershire Primary Partnership Group (180 schools). She is the primary head teacher representative for Worcestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board since 2014, as well as a primary representative for quality assurance on the Worcestershire’s NPQ delivery programme. Mrs. O’Keeffe-Pullen is currently an Ofsted Inspector and is a lecturer at the University College Worcester. She has a particular interest in education and business strategy, coaching and the development of staff and how these areas can positively drive school improvement and improve outcomes for pupils.
Mr Roy Rickus (Member and Trustee) has extensive experience of chairing several governing bodies. He has worked alongside the head teacher to develop his expertise in school improvement and accountability. He is experienced in most aspects of school life and understands the diverse needs and complexities of pupils and families within our community. Mr. Rickus has a strong knowledge and understanding of school budgets and the need to make appropriate financial provisions to impact education. As an expert in human resources and financial management, Mr. Rickus has a particular interest in the financial stability of the MAT.
Miss Charlotte Windmill (Member and Trustee) has a vast experience of working alongside vulnerable children and adults in her role as a qualified social worker. She has worked in a range of setting which include schools and hospitals. She has worked as a Designated safeguard Lead and as a family support worker. She supports the MAT as the lead safeguarding governor and carries out regular visits. She audits the MAT safeguarding procedures alongside the MAT safeguarding team.
Mr Carl Ketley-Lowe:
Carl has 23 years within the Electricity Distribution industry at many levels starting as an apprentice Overhead Linesman. He has extensive experience of operating within a heavily regulated environment, including the collation, provision and interpretation of data returns and performance improvement. In his role he is the Designated Safeguarding lead and OFSTED nominated person. He has the responsibility for the content and structure of all formal training programmes within the premier Distribution Network Operator (DNO) in the UK. His also responsible for multi-million-pound budgets and delivering apprenticeship standards to over apprentices.
Mrs Sally Brown:
Sally is a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant and has worked with children from 2 - 19 years of age for the past 21 years. She mentors Teaching Assistants in school and support them in all aspects of the curriculum. She works closely to support children's EHCPs in school and teaches children with Profound and Multiple Learning difficulties.
Mr Steve Peach:
Steve has been a local pastor for a number of years. He has experience of working in a range of schools and works with leaders and pupils in developing British Values and SMSC. He supports the local and wider community through his charity work. He has been a governor for 5 years and as a result, he has excellent knowledge in health and safety, staffing, finance and curriculum.
Mrs Sally Beesley:
Sally worked in the Local Authority for 20 years as an Education Welfare Officer. She currently carries out this role as a private consultant. In her role she works with families to overcome any barriers that prevent regular attendance. Her role as a director enables her to work in partnership with schools and academies and support them in raising their levels of attendance. She offers guidance and support to schools on how they might improve their systems and practice on managing attendance. She also supports them to ensure legal duties and responsibilities are adhered to and advise management teams and staff on all aspects of education welfare. As a result of this work, attendance in these schools remains at or above national.
Mrs Geri Pugliese:
Geri has been in the teaching profession for 22 years and during this time has extensive experience of school improvement and development. She has worked in schools across Birmingham and Sandwell, many of which are in the most deprived, underprivileged areas. She has experience of delivering training across schools in the Local Authority (LA). She was part of a successful team who move a school from special measures to good.
Mr Iain Crawford:
Iain was educated and spent the majority of his life in Birmingham and has this thus built an extensive network across the region. He qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG where he gained experience across a number of disciplines, including audit, corporate finance and treasury consulting; and business sectors, principally financial services, manufacturing and construction. He has held a succession of Board level roles in a number of financial services organisations, with particular focus on those organisations going through periods of significant growth from initial launch or periods of considerable change and development. His Board level accountabilities have included finance, risk, audit and corporate governance. He is currently Finance Director at Wesleyan Bank, part of the Wesleyan Society an organisation that specialises in providing financial services products primarily into the legal, medical and educational sectors.
Mr C Ketley-Lowe - Parent Governor - Chair of Local Governing Body
Mrs S Brown - Co-opted Governor - Vice Chair of Local Governing Body
Mr A Burd - Staff Governor
Mrs J Price - Staff Governor
Mr O Zaki - Staff Governor
Please see our Trust policies:
At Summer Park MAT safeguarding and pupil well-being is of paramount importance and to that end we will always put the physical and mental well-being of pupils first. This sometimes requires us to share information with other agencies such as the police and children’s services. We understand that in order for children to achieve their best there needs to be a positive relationship between home and school. Our partnership with parents is extremely important to us.
As a MAT we work closely with Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership to ensure our practice and policies reflect current legislation and guidance. We invest in high quality training to ensure our staff can recognise the signs of a child whose well-being is being compromised by physical or emotional abuse/neglect. Staff are also trained in how to manage disclosures from young people and they also receive regular safeguarding updates.
We are committed to safeguarding and working together to ensure our pupils thrive in a safe and supportive environment whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender.
Our staff work as a team to nurture our pupils and prepare them for the future. We aim to provide a happy, secure environment in which children will develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Meeting the needs of our children is our priority and we consider it a privilege for us to be part of each child’s learning journey.
Please see our associated policies: