Wellspring Academy Trust

Wellspring Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust with a Barnsley-based Head Office. We are a Trust at the cutting edge of educational innovation.

We have:

  • Outstanding aspiration.
  • A vision to provide children and families with exceptional educational opportunities.

Our Core Principles are:

  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Knowledge and skills growth that is celebrated by the community
  • Collaboration with all partners in education and the community
  • Succession planning within the institution and beyond
  • Providing an exceptional school experience for our children

The Wellspring Trust Team

 Mark Wilson

CEO, Wellspring Academy Trust

National Leader of Education (NLE). OFSTED registered inspector. Ex-Executive Head Teacher, London borough of Lewisham (two Outstanding schools, one Good school). Executive Head of Teaching School. Ex-Head Teacher at Robin Hood Primary for nine years and achieving an Outstanding judgement from Ofsted in April 2011. Mark believes in taking a global perspective on school improvement and has visited schools in Germany, South Korea, Italy and Australia to look at practice there.

Dave Whitaker

WAT Director of Learning (SEND & Alternative Provision)

Executive Principal, Springwell Special School and PRU and National Leader of Education. Ofsted-rated Outstanding. Springwell was designated a Teaching School in 2013. The School is cross phase from age 4-18. Experience in all aspects of school leadership. Involved with the development of a new approach to learning.

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