All Saints Multi Academy Trust appoints trust education director

Former headteacher of Halewood C of E Primary School, Dave Smith, has been appointed as the Trust Education Director at All Saints Multi Academy Trust

All Saints Multi Academy Trust is a unique joint faith multi academy trust in Liverpool. 

Mr Smith began his teaching career in 1994 at a Church of England school in Halton. Following this, he moved to the borough of Knowsley where he got a taste for leadership working at a forward-thinking community school. 

In 2005, Mr Smith successfully applied for the headteacher post at Halewood C of E Primary School and was instrumental in gaining consistent outstanding judgements by Ofsted. 

Dave Smith said: “I worked as a headteacher in a very successful school amidst all the changes that come and go in education.  

“I have seen my staff develop and go onto further their careers in middle leadership, senior leadership and headship. In addition to this, I have worked as an NLE (national leader of education) supporting schools across the North West, which is always a rewarding experience and a learning experience too. 

“I have engaged with many schools in the capacity of executive headteacher and understand how to strengthen and support leaders.  

“I’m excited to bring all my experience of dealing with numerous changes and challenges to the trust.” 

Mr Smith’s role will oversee the growth of primary schools and the development of the multi academy trust. 

He added: “I am really excited to join All Saints Multi Academy Trust. I love the vision and the values that the trust stands for and my experience to date, during the recruitment process, confirms that the organisation lives these out. 

“The central team are very experienced and offer so much to schools which takes away from headteacher workload.  

“I am fully aware that trusts play a key role in supporting schools to operate and I can see how the systems we have in place will enable headteachers to focus on their core purpose.” 

Heather Duggan, CEO of All Saints Multi Academy Trust, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Dave Smith to our central team as the trust education director for primary schools. 

“As a multi academy trust, we are going through an exciting period of growth and this strategic appointment will ensure we are in the best position possible when new primary schools come on board and join the All Saints Multi Academy Trust family.” 

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