Trust Leadership Team

The Trust Leadership Team (or TLT) is the first tier of operational leadership of the Trust, dealing specifically with strategic issues affecting the whole organisation. Members of the group are:

Mr Andrew Fell
Executive Headteacher SET Ixworth

Mr Fell has considerable headship experience, most lately as the highly successful Headteacher at Old Buckenham High School. Mr Fell will oversee the school strategy and direct the strategic operation of the school.

Mr Neil Ketteringham
Headteacher SET Beccles

Prior to joining the Trust in September 2022 as Headteacher of SET Beccles, Neil was Deputy Head of Alde Valley High School.

Neil strongly believes in placing young people at the centre of everything he does and is committed to ensuring they achieve the best education possible. He has experience of system leadership – teaching & learning and pastoral.

Mr Neil Philpott
Head of School SET Saxmundham

Having joined the Trust as Director of Quality and Standards, Mr Philpott soon became Deputy Head of School at SET Saxmundham and was then promoted to the position of Head of School in April 2022.

Mr Philpott is an experienced Senior Leader and highly skilled teacher of mathematics. As the former Deputy Head, Mr Philpott has a strong understanding of SET Saxmundham School and its local community. This experience provides a strong foundation of knowledge and understanding of our local community and the school’s great potential.

Mrs Jess Hearn
Interim Headteacher SET Felix Primary

Jess Hearn previously worked at SET Felix Primary School as the former Deputy Head of School. From the new academic year in September 2023 Jess has taken up the position as Interim Headteacher.

Local Senior Leadership Teams

Each school is supported by the TELT and led by the Head of School with a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) comprising of the the Assistant Head of School(s) and members of the Extended Leadership Team (ELT), including Subject Leaders in key subjects:

SET Beccles School

  • Mr N Ketteringham – Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss C Goode – Assistant Head of School
  • Miss J Reeve – SENCo

SET Ixworth School

  • Mr M Jackson – Interim Head of School
  • Mr R Pitcock – Assistant Head of School
  • Mr C Beales – Lead Practitioner (Maths and Numeracy)
  • Mr H Cooper – Designated Safeguarding Lead

SET Saxmundham School

  • Mr N Philpott – Head of School
  • Ms J Shervington – Deputy Head of School
  • Mr L Cox – Assistant Head of School and Lead Practitioner
  • Mrs L Sheehan – SENCo

SET Felix Primary

  • Mrs J Hearn – Interim Headteacher
  • Ms H Brunning – Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs C Smith – SENCo

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