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Vision Multi Academy Trust

Happy, Challenged, Successful and Proud


Egerton Road Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7EX

0161 766 2005


Leadership Team

Vision Multi Academy Trust has a strategic leadership team who engage directly with all of our academies. Working in all of our settings the team is able to address needs, challenge and support whilst also developing the professional networks between members of the trust. The leadership team is able to create and broker bespoke school improvement initiatives.

Carol McLachlan, NLE, Headteacher Higher Lane Primary School and CEO of Vision Multi Academy Trust
Carol McLachlan has been a Headteacher for over twenty years.  Higher Lane is her third headship where she joined in 2014 after  previous headships in Rochdale and  Bury.  She has also worked  in the School Improvement Service supporting and providing challenge to primary schools. Her work with school improvement included developing school leadership. Carol is committed to ensuring that all children have the best possible start to their educational career and believes that all children regardless of their background can achieve great and wonderful things.

David Waites Headteacher East Ward Community Primary School and Executive Head
This is David's first headship having been a Deputy Headteacher and senior teacher in four previous schools. David joined East Ward Community Primary School in 2012 after teaching and leading in schools in Stockport, London and Milan, Italy. David's aim has always been to facilitate learning and guide children to become the very best that they can be. As Head teacher of East Ward Community Primary School he helps ensure that they meet the schools aims of 'growing and learning together'.

Ian Tetlow, Head of School, Higher Lane Primary
Ian took up post as Head of School in September 2017.  He has worked at the school for the last 15 years but started his teaching career in the secondary sector, primarily as an English teacher, but also held Pastoral Head of Year and SENCO positions.  Ian was Assistant Head and then Deputy at Higher Lane and his key areas of responsibility include Assessment, Curriculum and Teaching and Learning.  He is highly committed to Higher Lane and the children within the school and strives to provide the very best education for all.