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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.

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4th December 2020

Shirley Watson Appointed to CEO Role

We are delighted to let you know that we have appointed Shirley Watson to the post of Beckfoot Trust CEO, a successor to David Horn who will retire later this year. Shirley is presently Executive Director at Dixons Trust and previous to that Headteacher at Dixons City Academy in Bradford.

A message from David Horn
I have known Shirley for many years, both as a partner Bradford Headteacher and more recently through our work with the excellent Dixons Trust. She is a wonderful colleague. A genuine educationalist committed to our city. A proper leader. She leads by example. She is ambitious for every child, puts staff first, is outward looking, caring and inclusive. She is thrilled to have secured this post. 
I love what this Trust and all the schools within it represent. I am immensely proud of all we have achieved in the last seven years and determined to see our great movement continue to grow. I am delighted that the Trust has appointed someone who shares our cultural values and has vision . 

We very much look forward to welcoming Shirley to the Trust. 

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