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Ceri Jones - CEO of Inspires MAT (formerly Connected Learning)


Mr Ceri Jones became CEO of Inspires MAT in September 2022. Please read his opening statement below:


‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ – Nelson Mandela.

As the new CEO of Inspires MAT, it is my passion to provide each child in my care with a learning experience that is second to none, within a learning environment which is caring, considerate and compassionate. Only when we are happy and supported can we thrive and become the best versions of ourselves – this is what we aspire to provide for all within our educational family.


As a Headteacher, national Leader of Education and Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching I believe vehemently in providing children with the very best educational experience I can. Not only through academic achievement but through experiences which will widen their knowledge of the world and open their eyes to opportunities and futures they never previously believed possible. I intend to utilise the strategies I deployed and experiences I learnt from, whilst at Chipping Hill, (ranked best primary school in East Anglia by the Sunday Times) within the trust so that each child thrives and excels in whatever they feel most passionate about.


Our goal is simple – provide each child and adult that associates with the trust I lead with the very best experiences and opportunities. Since my first day as CEO, I have focused on building a culture of respect, integrity and openness. A place where all can thrive irrespective of the part they play – this is what the Inspires MAT trustees and I believe in and will strive for each day.


Mr C Jones

Chief Executive Officer

Mr C. Jones - CEO of Inspires MAT

Inspires MAT is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable trust. Responsibility for the schools within the MAT and the funds generated by the ESFA to finance these schools are entrusted to the Inspires MATs Board of Trustees. The Trust Board has the overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all matters within the Trust but recognises that they work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide the very best education for every child within the MAT.

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Business Centre C/o Templars Academy,

Cressing Road, Witham Essex, CM8 2NJ

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