Our Team


Carl Jarvis


Carl Jarvis was appointed Headteacher at Hartsholme Academy in 2008 when the school was deep in special measures.  Carl initiated a radical restructure and development programme, through which the school became outstanding only two years later.  The school has sustained its progress and is consistently achieving within the top 5% of all schools.  Carls philosophy centres on innovative practices that enable students to be fully interdependent and instilling "a burning desire for a need to know".  Carl's work draws on global research of meta-cognative development and understand 'how' and 'why' we learn.

Carl gives practical guides of how to embed this pedagogy into every day practice ensuring that ALL students exceed their potential. 

Carl is now the Executive Headteacher of Hartsholme Academy and St Giles Academy. Hartsholme Academy is a National Teaching School and National Support School and was awarded ‘Innovation School of the Year 2013’. He has supported a wide range of schools in his role as National Leader of Education and has just taken on the new challenge as CEO of the New Dawn Trust.


Sam Gallivan

Bio coming soon!



Daniel Callaghan 

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Sara Pearson

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Kate Scott

(Head of Standards)

Kate Scott was Head of School at St Giles Academy in Lincoln and has also previously been Head of School at Hartsholme Academy. She has worked in education for many years, teaching across the Primary Phase and also leading in key areas of the school such as different Key Stages, English and Curriculum before becoming a Deputy Head. Kate is passionate about children experiencing a purposeful and relevant education that enables them all to reach their potential. She enjoys developing her own knowledge about how children learn to improve outcomes for children and empowering others to do the same. Kate likes to spend time with her family and going to the gym.


Donna Wakefield

(Head of Finance)

Donna Wakefield was appointed as Head of Finance in January 2015. She joined us from the Lincoln College Group where she was the Financial Controller for a group with revenue of £50m per annum.

Donna has worked in the Education Sector for 2 years and was a Corporate Accountant for a large multi national food and commodities company for 7 years prior to this. She qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2009 and brings both technical and commercial experience to the Trust strengthening its financial position.


Mary Williams 

(Director of Community)

Mary Williams began her 37 year career in the Secondary sector, but later moved into Primary.

She has worked on St Giles since 2001 as Assistant Headteacher and then as Deputy Headteacher. Mary is passionate about children having access to as many opportunities as possible to enable them to grow both academically and as the citizens of the future.

She is now Director of Community and will be supporting families, staff and pupils across the Trust