In 2013 Kate took on the role of Executive Head over two schools and then moved to become Executive Principal of The Rivers Academy Trust in 2014. As the Trust continued to grow, Kate's role evolved and she was appointed as CEO /Executive Principal of The Rivers Academy Trust. The Trust currently has eleven good and outstanding primary, first and pre-schools and a thriving teaching school, all of which share a culture of collaboration.
Kate has an ethos on always learning. In addition to being a member of this board Kate is also a member of the West Midland's Headteacher Board, a member of the Department of Education's Headteacher Reference Group, a National Leader in Education and a Lead Ofsted Inspector. She is also a School Improvement Partner for a number of MATs/SATs as well as a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. Kate is a driven individual that thrives on a challenge and believes school leadership and school-to-school support are essential in order to drive school improvement and ensure better outcomes for children.