VNET Change Leaders are serving leadership practitioners from a wide variety of establishments and educational contexts across the VNET Network covering every key stage.

Each Change Leader is not only an excellent practitioner, but has also undertaken a rigorous training programme developed by VNET and Lambeth Teaching School Alliance, and they are now deployed to support schools across the VNET Network to complement and add even greater depth to the work of our existing Associates, Partners and Specialists.

Our VNET Change Leaders can offer support in the following areas of school improvement:

  • Curriculum, innovation, design and development
  • Values-based education
  • Strategies to rapidly improve achievement
  • Quality Assurance Frameworks – monitoring, evaluation and improvement planning
  • Sourcing and triangulating evidence to measure impact
  • Strategies to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
  • Pedagogical study
  • Improving attitudes to learning and behaviours for learning through effective management systems
  • Church School distinctiveness and ethos
  • Advice and guidance for senior leaders and governors on partnership, federation and academy developments
  • Change management for schools in transition
  • Safeguarding
  • Support and strategies for small schools
  • Developing a Trust and becoming a CEO
  • Sharing experiences of OFSTED inspections
  • Headteacher mentoring and coaching, particularly for new and acting headteachers
  • Holding others to account and having difficult conversations

If you are interested in working alongside one of our Change Leaders, please contact us to find out more about their deployment and to discuss your specific needs. The current list of Change Leaders working within VNET can be found below:

Stuart AllenHeadteacher
Mile Cross Primary School
Ashley Best-WhiteExecutive Headteacher
The Nebula Federation
Richard CranmerExecutive Headteacher and CEO
Archbishop Sancroft High School and St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust
Peter DevonishDirector of Education
Enrich Learning Trust
Andrew FellHeadteacher
Old Buckenham High School
Clare FletcherDirector of Schools
The Yare Education Trust
Clare JonesDirector of School Improvement
Right for Success Multi-Academy Trust
Nick KingHeadteacher
Scarning Primary School
Alex LightbownExecutive Headteacher
Corvus Education Trust
Becky NewmanExecutive Headteacher
The Trinity Federation
Sam NixonHeadteacher
Ashleigh Primary School
Jo PedlowExecutive Headteacher
Toftwood Infant and Junior School Federation
Jo ReadExecutive Headteacher
The Federation of North Walsham Junior, Infant School and Nursery
Selene SawyerCEO & Executive Headteacher
Inclusive Schools Trust/Lionwood Teaching School & Lionwood Federation
Nick SouthgateAcademies Group Executive Principal
The Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust
Simon WakemanExecutive Headteacher
The Coastal Federation
Debbie WhitingHeadteacher
North Denes Primary School