Meet our team
The Trust Leaders
Chief Executive Officer
I have been in education for over 40 years. I was a Headteacher for 23 years and during that time took on a number of other headship to support schools in difficulty. My role as CEO of Xavier is to support all our schools so they can deliver the best possible education to all the children in our trust and beyond. I feel hugely privileged to be given this role and to work with such a great team of headteachers and staff for the benefit of the children we serve.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
I have been Headteacher at Salesian since 2006. During this time I have also carried out a number of Executive Headships, either supporting schools in difficulty or leading new school start-ups. My role at Xavier involves supporting our secondary schools, our Initial Teacher Training programme through Teach South East and our Early Career Framework provision through the Teaching School Hub. I feel truly blessed to serve the children, families and staff within our Trust as well as all those teachers we are fortunate enough to work with in other schools across the region.
Chief Operating Officer
Following a rewarding career as a magazine publisher, I was lucky enough to land at Salesian School as School Business Manager which gave me a brilliant grounding in education management.
In my capacity as COO for Xavier, I’m able to put my commercial experience to good use leading our central operations and finance teams to support schools in delivering an outstanding education for each child. Every day I feel lucky to be part of such a talented and dedicated team who work so hard to make a positive impact on the lives of the children in our care.
Teach SouthEast and Xavier Teaching School Hub Director - Amy Harper
I have over 17 years of experience working in primary and secondary schools in Surrey, with the last 10 focusing on teachers in the early part of their career.
My role as Director of the Xavier Teaching School Hub and Teach SouthEast involves ensuring high quality training provision for a range of Pre-ITT programmes, ITT courses ECT and NPQs.
I have a passionate interest in ensuring that teachers at any stage of their career are supported by engaging career development programmes.