The Samara Trust are delighted to announce key leadership appointments from January 2020. Mr Conrad North is joining Upton Heath C of E Primary School as Principal. Mrs Zoe Carciero is joining Little Sutton C of E Primary School and Clutton C of E Primary School as Executive Principal.




Principal of Upton Heath C of E Primary School


Mr Conrad North joins us from Werneth Primary School in Oldham, part of the Pinnacle Learning Trust, where he has worked as Principal for three years. With over thirty years of teaching experience, twenty-one of which are at Principal / Executive Principal level, Mr North brings a wealth of leadership knowledge to the post of Principal at Upton Heath. During his career, Mr North has held senior leadership positions at primary schools across Cheshire and Berkshire, been a School Improvement Partner and has also worked as a consultant for companies including Edsential, SYCOL and Ambition School Leadership. Mr North is is very excited to be joining the Samara Trust and working with our children and families. We are fortunate to have secured the expertise of Mr North and look forward to welcoming him to Upton Heath in January to work alongside Mrs O’Leary-Davies.

Executive Principal of Little Sutton C of E Primary School and Clutton C of E Primary School


Mrs Zoe Carciero was previously Headteacher at Field Court C of E Academy in Gloucestershire where she led a team of 60 staff through the conversion to an academy, as part of the Diocese Gloucester Academy Trust. Mrs Carciero was part of the team that saw Field Court move from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’, and was also instrumental in developing a nursery provision within the school. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Mrs Carciero states her drive in education is ensuring children are safe, happy and achieving well and believes that children should be inspired and supported when they are learning. We are very much looking forward to working with Mrs Carciero in January.