About Us

Meet the Executive Leadership Team

Sian Hampton – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Sian has over 25 years’ experience working in schools in the East Midlands region.  Sian has been active in school leadership for over 15 years and is a designated National Leader of Education. Sian has overseen the development of the Trust from one school to 9 including opening a brand new primary and secondary school and a SCITT. In less than three years the first sponsored school in the Multi Academy Trust  moved from Special Measures to Good and there are plans for continued growth. 

Kirsty Woolls – Chief People Officer (CPO)

Kirsty joined our Trust in January 2022 and previously worked as HR Director in a large multi-academy Trust with 21 schools located across 10 local authorities.  Kirsty has worked in Human Resources in the Education sector for almost 20 years.  She holds a CIPD L7 Postgraduate qualification in Human Resource Management and brings to our Trust a wealth of experience in implementing people related strategies, change management projects, employment legislation, recruitment and retention and many other areas of HR practice and expertise.

In her role as Chief People Officer, Kirsty is committed to prioritising staff wellbeing and the effective and efficient operation of all of our HR strategies and policies, with the support of the HR team. She leads our reporting to Trustees as well as ensuring effective industrial relations across our Trust.

Michelle Walshe – Chief Corporate Services Officer (CCSO)

Michelle is our Chief Corporate Services Officer with responsibility for all aspects of our Governance and corporate compliance. She also oversees marketing and communications, academy services and is the Trust’s DPO.  Michelle has over 20 years experience in the education sector and has previously led and managed the admissions and appeals activity across the Trust as well as deliver process improvement and effective people management of large teams.  Michelle is committed to delivering the best possible service for the students, parents and communities our Trust serves through ensuring the highest standards of performance which is both ethical and effective.

Dave Taylor – Director of Education (from September 2022)

Stuart Anderson – Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO)

Stuart Joined Archway in 2015 and has worked in a number of senior roles for the trust including Principal, Executive Headteacher and Regional Director prior to becoming DCEO. He has direct responsibility for a number of schools in the trust but also in the strategic leadership of standards, quality enhancement and delivering the trust’s strategic vision.

As Principal, Stuart led Bluecoat Wollaton to attain exceptionally highly. The school secured an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grade in 2018 in its first inspection, officially became a ‘World Class’ School in 2020 and was recognised as ‘Excellent’ in its SIAMS Church Inspection in 2021.

Stuart also has significant expertise in school inspection at both primary and secondary phase where he has undertaken and led inspections on behalf of Ofsted. He is especially interested in the development of school culture, curriculum, and the quality of education.

Nathan Jeremiah – Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Nathan has over thirteen years’ experience in the education sector, having worked in a variety of management and leadership roles and brings significant sector experience to the Trust drawn from his work with the Department for Education and consultanty support with trusts nationally.

Nathan’s leadership of operational matters at Archway focussed on efficient and effective IT, Estates, Health & Safety, Cleaning, Catering PFI, Capital Development and Major Projects services across our family of acadmies. Nathan plays a key role in growing the Trust and ensuring that through every step of the Trust’s development our operational services meet the needs of our academies. Nathan contines to work with the Department for Education through the School Resource Management Adviser programme as well as holding non-executive roles withing local a East Midlans Trust and the Scout Association locally.


Liz Rodrigues – Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Liz joined Archway Learning Trust in October 2021 and is an FCA with over 20 years experience. Having previously worked in a variety of industries including software consultancy and event management, Liz brings a commercial mindset to the CFO role. She is committed to delivering both value for money and service excellence amongst the finance functions.

Sarah Bloomer – Director of Safeguarding (from September 2022)

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E-mail: office@bluecoat.uk.com
Tel: 0115 929 7445

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