Sarah Ridley – Chief Executive Officer
Sarah became TMET’s second Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in August 2022, having served as Deputy CEO for several years. She has been involved in TMET since its formation in 2014 and helped to develop its vision and mission, including its values: the 7Cs. She has been an integral part of TMET’s growth and success.
Promoting social justice and levelling up for disadvantaged communities have motivated Sarah throughout her career, and she has been a Headteacher or Executive Head at five inner city schools in Leicester. She has a strong track record of supporting schools as a National Leader of Education, as well as through her various roles at TMET.
Her areas of expertise and interest are in achieving social justice in terms of enrichment, progress and attainment for economically disadvantaged families. She is also passionate about high quality Early Years’ provision, the promotion of high expectations across all phases, behaviour management and developing a book rich, inspirational and memorable curriculum.
She brings energy, a spirit of professional generosity and commitment to her roles, always looking to build on collaborative practice. She is an experienced governor, having sat on several governing bodies, and is a trustee at Scholars Trust in Leicestershire.
She takes her civic responsibility as a trust leader seriously and is keen to engage with others to make decisions for the wider good.