Abbey MAT CEO Announcement

Following a rigorous internal recruitment process, the Abbey Multi Academy Trust Board are delighted to announce the appointments of Helen Pratten and Catherine Garrett as joint CEO’s for the Trust with immediate effect. The decision to run an internal process was based on the tangible difference that Helen and Catherine have made over the last 12 months which was thoroughly assessed during the robust interview process, which included external representation.  

As our CEOs, Helen and Catherine will continue with their roles of Executive Principal (Primary) and Director of Education respectively and will continue to combine these roles with the strategic and operational leadership of our Trust. As such, Helen will remain responsible for the wider operating environment of the Trust and Catherine will maintain responsibility for standards and school improvement. As they have done since last January 2019, they will each continue to support the other in all strategic aspects of the CEO role.  

The Board believes we are extremely fortunate to have been able to secure the ongoing leadership of the Trust from within with two extremely talented and passionate leaders. We are sure you will join with trustees, governors and staff in wishing Helen and Catherine the very best in their new roles.

Paul Whitman

Chair of Abbey MAT Trust Board

Lightcliffe Academy

Stoney Lane
Lightcliffe
Halifax, HX3 8TL

Tel: 01422 201 028
Fax: 01422 204 615
contactus@lightcliffeacademy.co.uk

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
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