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Sarah Carrie Appointed as Executive Principal of White Rose Academies Trust

Updated: Apr 1, 2022


The White Rose Academies Trust are delighted to announce that following a national advert, and a rigorous recruitment process, Sarah Carrie has been appointed as Trust Executive Principal.

Sarah began her teaching career in the year 2000 and has carried out a number of leadership roles during her time at Leeds East Academy.

In March 2018, Sarah became the Principal of Leeds East Academy and, in May 2019 under Sarah’s leadership, the academy secured its first ever ‘good’ Ofsted judgement in the fifty-year history of the school.

Sarah is passionate about Teaching and Learning and the impact high-quality teaching can have on young people, with her being consistently judged as an outstanding classroom practitioner.

We hope that you will join us in congratulating Sarah as she transitions into this next exciting chapter of her career.

Commenting on the appointment, Sarah Carrie said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to have been successfully appointed to the post of Executive Principal for the White Rose Academies Trust and feel privileged to be able to support the work of the Trust at this exciting point on our transformational journey.

“I have a deep rooted commitment to serving our communities and I am very much looking forward to working with our incredible staff, parents and students across the WRAT to secure our ambition of being an outstanding organisation.”

Andrew Whitaker, Trust CEO, commented: "Myself and the trust board are delighted at the appointment of Sarah Carrie as our new Executive Principal. Since her appointment as Principal of Leeds East Academy back in 2018, Sarah has proven herself as a first class leader with the experience, skills, values and vision to become a really successful executive leader.

“I am really looking forward to working more closely with Sarah on the continued transformation of the White Rose Academies Trust and the wonderful communities we serve."

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