New CEO announced

10th March 2016

The Board of Directors of School Partnership Trust Academies (SPTA) has appointed Mr Paul Tarn to the post of Chief Executive Officer.

Paul was previously the Deputy Chief Executive for Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT), one of the country’s highest performing academy groups.

Chair of SPTA’s board Steve Hodsman was ‘delighted’ to have appointed Mr Tarn. “Paul is a National Leader of Education with an outstanding record of rapid school improvement and has many years of experience working alongside Sir Michael Wilkins and the OGAT Board of Directors,” he said.

Paul said: “I am looking forward to working with colleagues and the board at SPTA to make the trust an outstanding provider of education for young people in the north of England.”

School Partnership Trust Academies and Outwood Grange Academies Trust have agreed to work collaboratively to respond to the Government’s challenge of transforming outcomes for children across the North of England. This is the first time two very large trusts have announced such a close collaboration and they plan to use their joint capacity to drive up standards in education and to deliver improved outcomes for children across the region.