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Our Trust of Schools

Moira Marder

Chief Executive Officer

Moira epitomises the Trust’s aim of transforming young people’s futures through exceptional education no matter what their background. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated an unrelenting focus on school improvement because she believes that all children should be able to walk to their local school and receive an excellent education. Beginning her career as a History teacher at Feltham Community College in West London she first came to the South West in 2007 as Deputy Headteacher at St James School, later becoming Headteacher in 2011. Whilst at St James, the school transformed from one of the lowest performing schools in the country to one of the top performing in Devon. She is at the heart of our Trust and has been part of it since before it was formed in 2013.

She believes passionately in the benefit of local schools working together to be the best they can be for all our children across the region and she has been an instrumental force in realising the huge educational benefits of working with lead Trust education partners; Exeter College and The University of Exeter.

Moira is a Member of Uffculme Academy Trust, Chairs the Plymouth place based group, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, received a Doctorate from Exeter University in 2019 for services to education.