I am Chief Executive of Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, a cross-phase trust of 28 schools in Cornwall. My professional background is in quality improvement, initial teacher training and higher education with a particular interest in developing teacher research activities. My trust has a strong ethos for collaboration and workforce leadership development. As a trust we support some of Cornwall’s most deprived communities and celebrate the uniqueness of our smallest rural schools. I have worked nationally and regionally with the Teaching School Council for a number of years and currently work with Trust colleagues from across the South West in the regional MAT Development Group and as part of Leading Schools South West.