About Us

Everyone at Castle Phoenix Trust is committed to high standards and takes pride in their work, regardless of their role, recognising the part they play to make a difference.

Our Trust specialises in ‘leadership’. Leadership development underpins all our work. We believe that most school processes, change, teams, engagement, innovation and collaboration stand or fall on the quality of leadership. Each leader is unique and we want all our leaders to develop emotional intelligence and deepen their knowledge, skills and leadership attributes to be effective. We therefore have a commitment to consciously develop leadership capacity at every level, building self -awareness, confidence, and initiative. There is no better way to ensure our Trust stays effective than by challenging, nurturing and enabling our staff.

CPT Leaders

Our Headteachers lead learning and excel through working together with their strong school -based teams and also more widely across and beyond our Trust. They are proud of their school achievements and are always willing to share good practice.

Central team leaders lead high performing teams who add value to our academies and are committed to support schools so they can concentrate on improving outcomes for our children.

CPT Support Staff

Our support and admin staff are the backbone of our organisation and are specialists in their areas of responsibility. Our annual support staff conference has a focus on staff well being and is a way of recognising the importance of all staff and their right to quality training.

CPT Teachers

Our teachers are highly effective in the classroom, both in the uncompromising quality of their teaching and in the perceptive and individualised attention they give to pupils and students to ensure that they learn effectively. They are passionate about the subjects they teach and dedicated to the children in their care.

Our teachers are carefully recruited and expertly supported to make sure they, like our pupils, are always performing well. We provide an annual learning and teaching conference which all our staff love and value.

Meet Our Team

Michele Marr, CEO

Michele is the Chief Executive of The Castle Phoenix Multi Academy Trust

Becky Clare

Becky is the Trust Support Lead for Quality of Education at Castle Phoenix Trust

Helen Harrison

Helen is the Director of Finance and Operations and Company Secretary for the Trust

Ian Houghton

Ian is the Head of Estates

Karen Steele

Karen is the Deputy Head of Operations

Rob Strang

Rob works as one of the Trust’s Primary Leads for Learning & Teaching

Emma Phillips

Emma is the Trust Lead for MIS and Data