Our Team

Education and Sector Experts

Executive Team

At Discovery we have employed a wide range of education and sector experts to support the sustained improvement of our schools on all fronts. Here is a profile of our staffing.

Paul Stone
Chief Executive OfficerPaul Stone
James Brown
Deputy Chief Executive OfficerJames Brown
Louise Barber
Director of OperationsLouise Barber
Nathan Thirlby
Director Of ICT Nathan Thirlby
Helen Stockill
Head of GovernanceHelen Stockill
Nathan Odom
Head of Estates & AdmissionsNathan Odom
Emma Clarke
Director of FinanceEmma Clarke

Senior Managers

Our service managers oversee a core partnership within the Discovery Trust and its associated partnerships.

Clare Hearn-Palmer
SCITT DirectorClare Hearn-Palmer
Paula Hopkins
EPIC Educational PsychologyPaula Hopkins
Mel Carte
EPIC Speech and Language TherapyMel Carte

We have a team of coordinators and administrators who work within the team to ensure that our services are effective and well managed.

Executive Heads

Each of the Executive Headteachers below play in a senior role in leading school improvement with a Cluster of schools in the trust in addition to having a key responsibility for an area of school improvement.

David Briggs (NLE & SIAMS Inspector)
Kibworth CE Primary SchoolDavid Briggs (NLE & SIAMS Inspector)
Jon Brown (NLE)
Sileby Redlands Primary SchoolJon Brown (NLE)
Dawn White (LLE & Ofsted Inspector)
Enderby Danemill Primary SchoolDawn White (LLE & Ofsted Inspector)


Here is our family of Discovery Headteachers.

Braunstone Community PrimaryJatinder Mahil
Farndon Fields PrimaryNikki Matthew
Leighfield AcademyTBC
Mowmacre Hill PrimaryMatthew Peet
Woolden Hill PrimarySarah Sadler
Captains Close PrimaryJulia Hancock
Fossebrook PrimaryKathie Wade
Kibworth C of E PrimaryDavid Briggs
Parkland PrimarySarah Bishop
Enderby Danemill PrimaryTracey Lawrence
Greystoke PrimaryMary Thornton
Merrydale JuniorsCatriona Mugglestone
Sileby Redlands Community PrimaryMichelle Tobin

Lead Professionals and SLE

Our Lead professionals and Specialist Leaders of Education support improvement in all schools in the trust, here is our team of experts:

Annalee Toon
Lead Professional for MathsAnnalee Toon
Tim Gilbert
Lead Professional for Early YearsTim Gilbert
Afshah Deen
Lead Professional for Early YearsAfshah Deen
Phil Page
Lead Professional for LiteracyPhil Page
Rachael Durham
Lead Professional for ScienceRachael Durham
Sarah Eaton
Lead Professional for MathsSarah Eaton
Estelle Ewing
Lead Professional for EnglishEstelle Ewing
Liz Braithwaite
Lead Professional for Safeguarding and WellbeingLiz Braithwaite

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