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Cavendish Learning Trust

Learning Trust

Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer 

Dave Williams  - B.Ed / NPQH 

 Key aspects of the role: 

 - Educational Strategy Development

 - Deliver the Vision and Values of the Trust

 - Accounting Officer

 - Quality Assurance

  - Leadership and Management Structures  

  - Overview of Human Resources

Dave was appointed Headteacher of Netherthorpe School in 2016  and began the dual role as CEO for the trust in 2018.  Since establishing a reviewed structure for the Trust in 2020,  Dave's move to full-time Chief Executive Officer enables him to focus upon the strategic leadership of the Trust and  the management of the Central Team, the Executive Primary Lead and the Senior Leadership Team. 


Executive Primary Lead

Joanne Mappin - BA (Hons) with QTS / NPQH 






 Key aspects of the role:

- Support Educational Strategy    Development

·  Quality Assurance 

 - Professional Learning 

  - Income Generation 

-  Project Development

Joanne was appointed Headteacher of Gilbert Heathcote School in 2010 and has worked alongside the Shared Services Team since the school became part of the trust early in 2018. On appointment to Executive Headteacher, Joanne has strengthened the leadership of three of our schools to focus upon school improvement and educational performance. 

Get in touch


Cavendish Learning Trust, Gisborne House, c/o Netherthorpe School, Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3PU


01246 479013