Our Leadership Board comprises of all the School Leaders from across our Schools. This group will expand to include new leaders as other schools join our Trust. Leaders collaborate to support the Executive Leader to drive school improvement, drawing on the unique strengths and interests of all participants.
Leadership Board (ID 1279)
Jayne FaheyHead of School
I am the Head of School for Awbridge Primary School, having previously been a senior leader at Halterworth Primary School. I also lead the Halterworth Training School Partnership which involves recruiting and training the next generation of teachers through our School Direct Programme with Winchester University. I am also delighted to facilitate the Early Career Teacher programme for the Capita/University of Birmingham programme.
Beth LarcombeHead of School
I am the Head of School for Wellow Primary and Co-Leader of Awbridge Primary School with Jayne Fahey. As part of the Leadership Board of UWinAT, I work with other leaders to focus on school improvement projects across our five schools which ensure the outcomes for our pupils is strong and continually improving.
Phil ThomasHead of School
I am the Head of School for Halterworth Primary School. I work collaboratively with the other members of the Leadership Board to challenge outcomes for UWinAT pupils and enjoy the opportunities to work in partnership with other school leaders. I facilitate the National Professional Qualification for Behaviour & Culture (NPQB&C), also through Capita & University of Birmingham and am the Headteacher representative for the local Maths Hub.
Nicola WellsExecutive Headteacher
Nicola WellsI am Nicola Wells, Executive Headteacher for Barton Farm Primary and Stoneham Park Primary Schools in Winchester and Eastleigh, respectively. I led the project to open these two new schools in 2020 on behalf of the University of Winchester Academy Trust.I have previously been part of the senior leadership teams in a range of schools, both in the UK and overseas. Prior to joining UWINAT I led a Teaching School and set up a school centred initial teacher training programme (SCITT). Before joining the teaching profession, I worked for several years in corporate banking.
Jo CottrellExecutive Leader
I am the Executive Leader for the Trust and also the Executive Headteacher for Halterworth, Wellow & Awbridge Primary Schools. It is my responsibility to set the strategic direction of our Trust working in partnership with governors and Trustees to do this. I have a strong background in school improvement and leadership development as a National Leader of Education (NLE) nationally and recognise the importance of collaboration when working to improve outcomes for children. I am privileged to work with a committed and passionate group of leaders and staff who always go the extra mile to make the difference.