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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 teams.

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. He 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 previously having 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 on the free school acquisition programme.


Sarah has been a governor/trustee for 12 years including time as chair of governors of two secondary schools.  She brings a wealth of experience in legal, governance, commercial and management sectors.