de Ferrers Academy

Welcome from our CEO

  It is my pleasure to welcome you as CEO, to our Trust.

"Leading The de Ferrers Trust is such a privilege.  I truly enjoy working with our teams of passionate, forward thinking professionals, dedicated to doing the very best for our students, staff and families.”

 I have been in education for 32 years now and seen a lot of changes. What is the anchor that has kept me motivated in all that time? Remaining passionate and determined about the power of education and the difference it makes. Providing high quality education in its widest sense for all the children and young people in our care is what we are all about, it is our duty.    I believe that by us all doing the best we can, will give rise to many healthy, happy and successful people.  

I believe in our values - 'work hard, be kind, choose wisely'.  If we all play our part, we can be such a high performing team, enriching lives and supporting positive change.  I believe in empowering our leaders to lead with confidence and clarity.  We shape solutions together with transparency and integrity.  We have designed our central support to allow our educational leaders to lead, our teachers to teach and our students to learn.

I hope you find the information on our website insightful. If you would like to know more,  please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kathy Hardy 
Chief Executive Officer