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Chair of Trust

Harry Devonport

Following a successful teaching career including a Headteacher post at a South East Manchester High School, Harry went on to lead Blackburn with Darwen’s nationally recognised Education Action Zone. Harry has since held several Chief Officer positions within the local authority, most recently as Director of Education. He led focused work on school improvement and the raising of standards, with targeted work with vulnerable and underachieving groups. Harry led the development of the Children & Young People’s Plan and the CYPP Partnership. He managed the development of performance management, quality assurance and systems to support inspection and accountability, the Department’s resourcing strategy, workforce development and its capital programme.

Harry is currently a Trustee of the Star Multi Academy Trust and is chair of their Academic Board. He is also Chair of Governors at Park High School and a governor at Blacko Primary and Laneshaw Bridge Primary schools.