East Midlands & The Humber


Area Representative:
Christopher Wheatley
Christopher Wheatley

I am Executive Headteacher of Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, and Chief Executive of the Flying High Trust (a trust currently consisting of four schools). I am a National Leader of Education and a Pupil Premium Reviewer.

I have sat on many steering groups (DFE Primary Steering Group and the National College Primary Reference Group to name two) and I hold national responsibility for the support of inclusive leadership for the NCTL programme: Achievement for All. And in 2008 I was awarded the title of  'East Midlands and East Headteacher of the Year'.

You can contact me here: christopher.wheatley@tscouncil.org.uk

East Midlands Teaching Schools Alliance - The designated teaching schools in the East Midlands are working together to build a network of alliances (clusters) of schools and academies across all phases and specialisms to help to deliver the vision of the self improving school system.

Visit the website to contact them and find out about their work.

Area Representative:
Chris Abbott

CEO of The Education Alliance, The Wolds Teaching School Alliance and Yorkshire Wolds Teacher Training (SCITT). A Headteacher/CEO for over 20 years, Chris is an NLE, leading South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College, an outstanding academy and National Support School, before becoming CEO of The Education Alliance.
Over the last decade, Chris has been Executive Lead in a number of “Special Measures” schools and schools in crisis, whilst leading South Hunsley School. In all cases, the schools have come out of category under Chris’ stewardship. Chris was trained by HMI as an Associate Ofsted Inspector and was an accredited School Improvement Partner. Chris is currently on the Headteacher Board for the East Midlands and Humber region.

You can contact me here: chris.abbott@tscouncil.org.uk