Benedick Ashmore-Short

After a 14-year career in Secondary leadership, securing significant school improvement in challenging schools, Benedick was seconded into the Primary sector he went on to win the 2014 Pearson ‘Primary Headteacher of the Year’ for transformational work with Hamford Primary Academy.   Benedick then led for Primary across a large Teaching School Alliance whilst continuing as Principal.   In 2016 Benedick took up the post of Executive Director of Education with Astrea Academy Trust, overseeing the expansion of the Trust in South Yorkshire and Cambridge to a position of 27 schools currently.  The Trust has seen a significant national improvement in KS2 results of 28% over the past two years alongside improvements at KS4 and KS5.

Benedick has taught and led in all phases from EYFS to KS5, he is a motivational and inspirational leader who believes in empowering teaching staff and children to exceed their potential.  He is also a regular contributor and public speaker in the education press, at education events and at conferences.

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