Life at Castle School Education Trust

William Roberts

Welcome from the ceo for cset

I am privileged to have led the CSET group of schools since September 2016 when I was appointed Chief Executive of the Trust, having previously served as Headteacher of Downend School.  CSET is a charitable Trust with seven schools, 600 staff and 5,000 students.

As CEO, I work closely with the Headteachers of each school, supporting them to provide the best possible education for each child, and identifying opportunities for our schools to work together and share the best of practice across the Trust.  From September 2019 our Headteachers are:

Joe Docherty, The Castle School

Del Planter, Marlwood School

Lisa Howell, Downend School

David Spence, Mangotsfield School

Mark Jackson, Lyde Green Primary School

Bethan Adams, Severn Beach Primary School

Mel Wilcox, Charfield Primary School

Our schools are supported by small but highly experienced Education and Operations teams who lead projects across the Trust and support colleagues within each school.

Education Team

Ann Duff, CSET Governance and Partnerships Lead (0.7fte)

Kate Allison, Data Manager

John Bowyer, Teaching & Learning Coach (0.4fte)

Sarah Cook, Raising Achievement Lead (0.6fte)

Operations Team

Susan Brobyn, Director of Finance & Operations

Jenny Wagstaff, Head of HR

Angus Smith, Head of IT

Peter Morland, Estates Lead

Michelle Brook, Health & Safety Lead (0.8fte) 

CSET has grown rapidly in its first six years as a multi-academy trust and we have built a strong reputation in the local area based on the progress made by our schools during their time in the Trust. 

We are committed to working closely with other schools and academies in South Gloucestershire and the wider region, as part of our collective responsibility for the success of all young people in the area.