School leaders

Joanne Alexander

Head of School, St Georges CE Primary School, Edgbaston

Jo became Head of School at St George’s, Edgbaston in September 2018. She has been teaching for 20 years and has taught in schools in Birmingham and Sandwell.

Shirley Atkar

Executive Headteacher, St George's CE Primary Academy, Edgbaston

Shirley is the Executive Head teacher at St Georges Church of England Primary School, Edgbaston and also serves a wider role within BDMAT as a Strategic Leader.
Shirley has passionately worked for the Church of England from newly qualified teacher to her appointment as Head Teacher of St Georges Church of England Primary School, Edgbaston in January 2013.
Shirley’s love and aspirations for the pupils, staff, families and the wider school community are at the heart of all she strives to do.

Paula Burns

Head teacher, Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Paula became Headteacher at Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy in September 2015. Prior to this, Paula spent 15 years teaching at schools in Sandwell. 

Anita Delaney

Head teacher, St. Margaret's CE Primary School

Anita became head teacher at St Margaret’s CE Primary School in September 2018. Prior to this, Anita has been teaching for 24 years, spending most of her teaching career in Solihull.

Matthew Edwards

Headteacher, Coleshill CE Primary School

Matthew returned to his roots when he was appointed Head Teacher of Coleshill C of E Primary School in April 2018, having previously spent his teaching career in Staffordshire.

Denise Gardner

Headteacher, Nethersole CE Primary Academy

Denise is delighted to be the Headteacher of The Nethersole Academy. She joined the academy in 2013 and became a part of the leadership team in September 2015. From the moment she visited the school, she was struck by the history and setting at Nethersole and once she had met the children she knew that she wanted to be an important person in their lives, helping to shape their day to day experiences and learning. Denise has really enjoyed teaching at Nethersole and feels it is a great honour to now be leading the school as the Headteacher.

David Grist

Headteacher, St George's CE Primary Academy, Newtown

David became Headteacher of St George’s Newtown on 30th October 2017. Prior to that he was Headteacher at Fairway Primary Academy in Kings Norton, part of the Education Central family of academies. He has been a teacher and school leader since 1991 and has worked in a number of schools across Birmingham and Sandwell.

Paul Marnell

Head teacher, St Michael's CE Primary School

Paul became the Headteacher of St Michael’s on the 1st January 2019, at the same time that St Michael’s CE Primary School and the other Barchelai Schools joined the Birmingham Diocese Multi Academy Trust

Sally-Ann Roberts

Head teacher, Nonsuch Primary Academy, Woodgate Valley

Sally has worked at Nonsuch Primary School for the last sixteen years and has been the Head Teacher since January 2019.
Sally strongly believes that a quality education gives children both choices and life chances. This belief is at the heart of everything she does.

Rachel Sale

Headteacher, St Michael's CE Primary Academy

Rachel has enjoyed being a teacher and leader in Birmingham all of her teaching life. She joined St Michael’s in September 2017 after meeting the wonderful pupils and staff at the school and being inspired to join them in order to help build a school to make a difference in their community.

Devina Shryane

Headteacher, St Clement's CE Primary Academy

I have developed and grown in my passion for teaching, guiding and supporting children, staff and families during my 16 years at St Clement’s CE Academy. There was a period during this time when I worked at a very different type of school, but quickly realised that working within a Church of England inner city school was where I felt most effective.

Vicki Sumner

Executive Head Teacher (seconded), Hawkesley Church Primary Academy

Vicki Sumner is Executive Head Teacher at Hawkesley Church Primary Academy and is also Head Teacher at Moseley CE Primary.

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