Principals

Jo Nicholls, Principal Churchfield Church of England Primary Academy, Rugeley- ‘Working with St. Chad’s MAT is a real honour and pleasure. It brings together so many like-minded people who give their all to ensure that every child is truly supported and valued. Christian values and a determination to do our best drives all. Collaboration is led by the now famous “pinch with pride” which emphasises the focus on sharing good practice across the Trust!’

Sarah Cockshott, Executive head at St Peters Church of England Primary Academy Stonall, St Johns Church of England Primary Academy Wednesdbury- ‘Being part of St. Chad’s Academies Trust has meant that my school has gone from strength to strength.  Pupils are offered a fantastic curriculum with a wide range of opportunities.Staff and Local Academy Committee Members benefit from sharing best practice, levels of professional support from DIAs, HR and Finance.The support from the Trust has allowed me to develop in confidence as a ‘new principal’. They listen to you, arrange bespoke support for your setting, consult on and ask for your ideas and more importantly as your opinion on the direction of the trust.They value your contribution.Being part of this MAT has meant having support when needed whilst being able to maintain independence.It is a pleasure to be part of the St. Chad’s Academies Trust family’.

Rod Dickson, Principal Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy, Owestry- ‘Having recently joined the Trust, individually and as an academy I have found there to be an excellent balance of support and challenge. A great team at St Chad’s ensures that there is always help when required and appropriate advice is available.’

Denise Dalton, Principal St Jude’s Church of England primary Academy- ‘St. Chad’s Academy Trust works in close partnership with all of their academies.The opportunity to be innovative and retain a local academy identity, as well as belonging to a wider Trust family, is unique.All Trust members work hard to ensure that the relationship is personal with a good understanding of the local academy’s needs, coupled with  a good working knowledge of the school’s socio-economic and cultural circumstance. St. Chad’s whole- heartedly support that all of our children have the right to attend a good or outstanding school and will challenge every school to be the very best!’