Who we are

A collective responsibility for academic excellence in the community

Chief Executive Officer – Robert Farmer

Robert Farmer has worked in education since August 2004 starting as Vice Principal and Business Manager at Upper Shirley High and developing the Upper Shirley Learning Community Trust. Prior to that Robert worked as the Financial Director for a large multinational company. He has worked for the National College on their School Business Management programme advising schools and local authorities.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Standards) – Louise Adams

Louise Adams has worked in education since April 1996 and was a headteacher and executive headteacher for 12 years. She worked with Ofsted as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for three years. She then become the Director of Education and Standards for Plymouth CAST, a large multi-academy trust in the South West.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Business) – Gemma Carr

Gemma Carr has worked in education since June 2008 with infant, junior, secondary and special school experience. Prior to this Gemma was a Director of a Legal Recruitment Consultancy for 8 years. Gemma has a degree in Management and she is CIPD qualified and has completed her Advanced Diploma in School Business Management and is an SLE in management and leadership.