David Whitehead, CEO
David Whitehead is the CEO of the Potential in Everyone Academy Trust, a mixed Church Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 with Swale schools that had previously been part of the Unitas Collaboration. David became a substantive Headteacher in April 2008 after successfully taking on the acting headship at Bredgar CEP School in 2007.
Having worked successfully and collegiately within the Rural Swale District with other key leaders, David led the development of the Rural Swale Collaboration Group (RSCG) in 2010 which trailblazed a route and provided a blueprint for other schools from across the County to form similar collaborative groups.
In 2013 after a very successful Ofsted and SIAMs at Bredgar in 2012, David was approached by the Local Authority to take on an Executive Headship of both Bredgar CEP School and Minterne Junior School. After another successful Ofsted with Minterne Junior School, David was sought by Governors from The Oaks Infants and Borden CEP Schools to provide Executive leadership support.
From September 2015 The Unitas Collaboration was formed consisting of all four schools with David as the Executive Head. David began the process of developing a central team and strategic Governance group which has ultimately resulted in the successful conversion to a Multi Academy Trust in August 2017.
David has been recognised by Ofsted as having ‘a clear vision and high aspirations for the future’ and being able to ‘quickly raise expectations and standards’. As CEO, David is thoroughly committed to ensuring that every pupil accesses a first-class education through a highly motivating and well taught curriculum that also regularly exploits a wide range of the very best life enhancing opportunities.