New headteachers for Trust schools

The Samara Trust welcomed new headteachers at all of its Cheshire based primary schools in January 2020. Mr Conrad North joins Upton Heath Church of England Primary School as Principal whilst Mrs Zoe Carciero becomes Executive Principal of Little Sutton and Clutton Church of England Primary Schools.

Mr North, most recently principal of Werneth Primary School in Oldham which is part of The Pinnacle Learning Trust, has led primary schools across Cheshire, Merseyside, Berkshire and Greater Manchester. Career highlights for Mr North include improvements to educational facilities for children, and government recognition for school improvement. Mr North has also worked as a national school improvement partner:

“My very first school was St. Bridget’s C of E Primary School in West Kirby, whilst my first headship was at Stanney Grange Primary School in Ellesmere Port. I also spent 8 years as headteacher of J H Godwin in Blacon. I know Chester and its resources well, having lived in both Hoole and Boughton. Upton Heath is an exciting place of learning, filled with motivated children and staff.”

“What I will bring to Upton Heath is my experience and understanding of schools. I’m looking forward to working with the children, parents, staff and the community, as well as with colleagues across the The Samara Trust.”

Executive principal of Clutton and Little Sutton C of E Primary Schools, Mrs Carciero, also brings experience of leading schools which are part of multi academy trusts, most recently as headteacher of Field Court C of E Infant Academy in Gloucester, part of the Diocese Academy Trust:

“I have taught in a number of schools in north Wales and in Gloucestershire. I worked as a headteacher in a church school for three years. Field Court was a fun place to learn and grow and it was a privilege to be part of the children’s learning journeys.”

“To Little Sutton C of E Primary and Clutton C of E Primary, I will bring my enthusiasm and passion for learning and a drive to continue to improve standards for children in our local communities. With both schools being part of The Samara Trust, this will increase opportunities for children and staff to work together and celebrate our successes.”

Read more in the Chester Chronicle.