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School Improvement Team

The school improvement team is led by the Director of School Improvement. The team provides support to Wimborne Academy Trust schools and to schools beyond the trust.

Brian Boyes - Director of School Improvement

Brian is Director of School Improvement at Wimborne Academy Trust. He was previously seconded as Acting Headteacher at All Saints’ Church of England Secondary School when it was placed into special measures in 2018.

Brian is Lead for Wimborne Teaching School (WTS) which supports schools requiring improvement, NQTs, those on initial teacher training and teachers requiring specific professional development support across Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth   Together with WTS programme leads, he ensures the Teaching School offers a relevant, bespoke service with the aim of enhancing education across Dorset and beyond.

 Brian trained as a Science teacher and has taught Physics in Key stage 3 through to 5. He became an Advanced skills teacher in 2010 and has also worked as a lead practitioner. He has successfully led Science and Mathematics departments and has held a number of senior leadership positions in schools, most recently as Deputy Headteacher at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne. In 2018 Brian successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).

 Brian is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Caroline Boyes - School Improvement Lead

Caroline takes the strategic lead for school improvement supporting all schools across the trust.

Tash Bartlett - School Improvement Lead - Digital Technologies


Tash takes the strategic lead for the development and use of digital technologies across the trust.  Sally takes the strategic lead of the curriculum and assessment strategies of the trust.


Sally Dean - School Improvement Lead - Curriculum and Assessment

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Sally takes the strategic lead of the curriculum and assessment strategies of the trust.                  

Ben Jose - School Improvement Lead - ITT and ECF


Ben takes the strategic lead for Initial Teacher Training and the Early Careers Framework across the trust.                 

Laura Howieson - School Improvement Lead - Inclusion

​​​Laura takes the strategic lead for inclusion across the trust.

Flo Weir - School Improvement Lead - CPD


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​​​Flo takes the strategic lead for the development work for CPD across the trust.


Kelly Overhill - Safeguarding Officer


Kelly leads on safeguarding across the trust.