Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

Sponne School

Dr Jamie Clarke is the CEO of the multi-academy Tove Learning Trust and executive headteacher at The Sponne School in Towcester, Northamptonshire, one of the trust’s schools.

Career Overview

Dr Jamie today leads the multi-academy Tove Learning Trust which leads seven secondary and three primary schools across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and a regional hub in the West Midlands.

He was previously CEO of Grace Academy Trust from 2014 to 2019, leading three secondary schools across the West Midlands. Grace Academy merged with Tove Learning Trust in April 2019.

In his CEO role with Tove, which he has held since 2016, Dr Jamie oversees the strategic vision, growth and development of the trust; collaborating with other academies who share its aims and values.

Since 2004, Dr Jamie has been executive headteacher at the Sponne School, an outstanding academy.

Throughout his tenure as CEO of Tove Learning Trust, Dr Jamie has led a team of School Improvement Directors to facilitate improvements in teaching and learning in maths and science, with improved GCSE and A level exam results and P8 scores improving year on year. He has also enhanced governance structures within academy schools, improving challenge and accountability.

In June 2021, Dr Jamie appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the impact it has had on their career to date.

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