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Colin Cattanach

Colin has been a teacher for 31 years and a senior leader in primary, secondary, special and international schools for 21 years. Before joining Learn@ MAT, he was a headteacher for the Witherslack Group.

Colin is passionate that every child, no matter their background, should receive a good education and is committed to developing the talents of his team.

Colin's main professional interests are in school leadership and management, SEND provision, school improvement across all phases and types of school and writing bids for new schools.   He is married with three children and three dogs.

Colin is a keen traveller and enjoys diving around Europe and has worked abroad in the USA, Kazakhstan and Germany. 


Sarah Baldwin

Sarah is an experienced commercial real estate solicitor, who has previously worked at an international law firm and been a partner in a local law firm.  She has dealt extensively with school and local authority land in her career and now works for the Department for Education leading the free school acquisition programme.

Sarah has been a governor/trustee for twelve years, including time as a chair of governors of two secondary schools.  Sarah brings a wealth of experience in the legal, governance, commercial and management sectors.