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Karen Burns


Karen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Carillion Academies Trust in 2016. She subsequently decoupled sponsorship from Carillion and created a new entity, Victorious Academies Trust, which is now a medium sized Trust consisting of a group of primary schools in Tameside and Derbyshire.


Karen facilitates training across the UK for NPQH and NPQEL, she has been a keynote speaker and/or Chair at several national conferences, including the Daily Telegraph Education Festival and Optimus MAT Summits.


Karen is the Chair of the Tameside Schools’ Forum Committee and is also a member of the North West Region Advisory Board.

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