Our NLEs


Lisa Mannall

CEO – The Learning Academy Trust


Lisa is the CEO and Accounting Officer for The Learning Academy Trust and an ex-offico Director of TLAT. Lisa has sixteen years’ experience of headship. In July 2014 Lisa was elected by colleagues across the South West to sit on the Headteacher Board for the Regional Schools Commissioner. Lisa has a particular skill base in transforming failing schools, as is evidenced in both of her Headships – both have seen her move schools in Ofsted category or borderline Satisfactory to Good or Outstanding by the next inspection. Lisa has been a National Leader of Education for several years.

Sue Martin

Sue Martin

CEO – Newquay Educational Trust

Sue has been CEO of Newquay Education Trust (NET) since April 2016. The Trust comprises Newquay Tretherras, Cornwall’s largest secondary Academy, and Newquay Junior, Cornwall’s largest junior Academy, and is responsible for the education of over 2200 students. Sue has considerable leadership experience, having been a secondary Headteacher of two very successful schools since 1999, an Executive Headteacher for two years, and a National Leader of Education since 2009. Sue’s areas of expertise are in leadership development, school improvement across school phases, leading collaborations and multi academy trusts. She is currently Chair of Cornwall’s Sixth Form Together partnership and the Kernow Teaching School Alliance.