Gloucester Learning Alliance

Hello and welcome!

The GLA is a Trust of schools that was created in 2013 and now comprises 10 primary schools in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Each of our schools is rooted in its community, while benefiting from being part of a wider, outward-looking trust. There are over 2,600 children aged between two to 11 in GLA schools. We have about 400 staff, whose success and wellbeing are a high priority for us.

I started as the CEO of the Trust in September 2023 having previously been the Director of Academies and Head Teacher of one of our founding schools, Rowanfield Junior School.

My decision to apply for the role of the CEO at the Gloucestershire Learning Alliance (GLA) can be answered by this quotation:

‘Look at every path closely. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone the question: does this path have a heart?’

 Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan.

 This pathway for me has a heart – the heart being the children of the GLA.