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SAfE is Committed to a Strong School-led System

The whole SAfE team is here to support the school community: whether that is through provision of expert guidance and advice provided by key team members, learning support partners or advisors, or the high quality programme support provided by the office team.

Please take a look below to meet the key SAfE team members.

maria dawes

Maria Dawes

Chief Executive

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Louise Yarnell

Director of School Improvement

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Michele Miller

Michele Miller

Learning and Leadership Lead

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Roxanne Gumbs

Roxanne Gumbs

School Improvement Advisor

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Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler

Inclusion Lead

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Andrew Roach

Andrew Roach

NPQ Lead

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Sarah Jane Ashworth

Sarah-Jane Ashworth

Head of Governance Services

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Richard Blackmore

Richard Blackmore

School Improvement Advisor

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Jane Evans

Jane Evans

School Improvement Advisor

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Maggie Mackie

Maggie Mackie

School Improvement Advisor

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Matthew Rixon

Matthew Rixon

School Improvement Advisor

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Emma Elliott

Emma Elliott

Assessment & Moderation Lead

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Emma Johnston

Emma Johnston

Education Equity Lead

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Krista Greenwood

Krista Greenwood

Teaching and Learning Advisor

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David Hargreaves

“Education should be ‘everyone’s business’ where everyone contributes and everyone benefits from working together.”