Meet The Team

Every member of staff from Greenacre, Joseph Norton and Springwell is a member of our team.  Together, we form a community of experts committed to sharing and developing our practice.  At a strategic level, the partnership is supported by Sarah, Dan, Sarah, Laura and Danny.  Please see below for more information.

Sarah Wilson (Executive Principal)
Sarah has overall responsibility for the partnership supported by two Local Governing Bodies and the leadership team.  Together they set the strategic direction for each school by analysing current needs and planning for the future.  Sarah has been teaching and leading in education for over 20 years.  She is passionate about tackling inequality.  Sarah is a member of the Department for Education’s Headteacher Reference Group and gives advice on the potential impact of new policies on secondary and special education.

Dan Foster (Associate Executive Principal)
It is Dan’s role to ensure that all learners across the partnership are safe, well and happy, that they are able to display socially valid behaviour and maintain high attendance. This includes ensuring each school has robust safeguarding processes and procedures.  Dan works collaboratively with a range of partner agencies including CAMHs, children and adult Social Care and Health.  Dan is a member of Barnsley Safeguarding Children Partnership, the Safeguarding Children with Disabilities and Complex Health Needs sub-committee and the Neglect sub-committee.  Dan is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in behaviour & discipline.

Laura Flynn (Executive Vice Principal)
Laura assists the Executive Principal with the management and organisation of the academies. She helps formulate the aims and the objectives of the academies and implements plans to achieve them. Laura works closely with Local Authority representatives to undertake the highly complex task of place planning. They oversee the delivery of commissioned services including the development of the Inclusion Network.

Ruth Radcliffe (Executive Manager- Operations & Partnerships)
Ruth is responsible for the leadership of all administration and partnerships activities. Ruth works alongside Trust Operations, HR, Estates and projects teams to coordinate the effective delivery of support services.