Executive Team

Trust Leader

Sharon Mullins

Sharon is an experienced leader who has a breadth of strategic and leadership knowledge across all age ranges. With a proven track record of effective and rapid school improvement, Sharon has worked across different local authorities and has previously been a head teacher in both a substantive and interim capacity at schools in Oxfordshire.

Since 2015, she has worked extensively in school improvement and more recently as a senior leader in a large multi academy trust of 38 schools across the Oxford Diocese.

Passionate about inclusivity, Sharon firmly believes that every child and young person should receive the very best education and start in life, allowing them to develop and achieve their full potential.

Sharon became trust leader of Embrace Multi Academy Trust in August 2021.

Chief Financial Officer

Bev Cuppelditch

Bev became Chief Financial Officer for Embrace Multi Academy Trust upon its formation in April 2019. Bev is a qualified CIPFA accountant and has 19 years’ experience in Business Management within schools, including three years at Brockington College where she played a key role in working towards the formation of the trust. Bev brings a wealth of finance and operations knowledge and experience to her current role at Embrace.

Human Resouces Manager

Craig Clasper

Craig joined Embrace as HR Manager in March 2021. Prior to his appointment, Craig worked at the Leicestershire Local Authority for over 10 years, providing operational and strategic HR advice and support to a large number of Leicestershire schools and academies. Craig brings a wide range of leadership and management experience to his role with Embrace, having completed 25 years’ service with the British Army, from boy soldier to commissioned officer.

Estates and Compliance Manager

Tom Chambers

Tom joined Embrace in February 2022.

Prior to this, he was a site manager for a large, city secondary school and was involved in working across many sites within a multi academy trust.  He has played a vital role in completing many projects over the last ten years, the largest being ‘Building Schools for the Future’, where 60% of a large secondary school was rebuilt.

Tom supports our schools with all aspects of health & safety and compliance.

IT Manager

Michael Jones

Michael has been at Embrace Multi Academy Trust since its formation in 2019, alongside supporting strategically as IT Manager at Brockington College, something he has done for the past 18 years.

With a key focus on how digital technology can be used to strengthen teaching and learning, he supports leaders and staff across all trust schools to ensure they have the right tools, support and knowledge to deliver an outstanding curriculum.

More recently, Michael has undertaken a project management qualification to help ensure a digital transformation strategy for the trust is planned and implemented to help achieve the trust’s core aims.

Executive Assistant and Governance Support

Louise Nixon

Louise is an experienced administrator and qualified clerk with skills and knowledge gained from having worked in secondary schools for over 16 years. 

Prior to joining Embrace, Louise was the principal’s PA at Brockington College for seven years, and clerk to the governing board. 

Louise coordinates governance across the trust and provides valuable support to the trust leader, executive team and trust schools.