Rachel Cave appointed ALET Chief Education Officer

ALET is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Cave as Chief Education Officer (CEdO), effective September 2024.

After a thorough and rigorous selection process, Rachel Cave emerged as the ideal candidate to provide strategic leadership. Rachel will be responsible for the quality of education across our Trust, ensuring an outstanding educational experience for all students as we enter the next phase of ALET. As Deputy CEO she will also provide strategic leadership, including being pivotal in developing and delivering the vision, ethos and strategy.

With a proven track record of leadership and a deep commitment to educational excellence, Rachel will play a key role in shaping the direction of the multi-academy trust (MAT) which is currently made-up of six schools – two comprehensive schools and four University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and is run with the support of a number of industry and academic partners.

Rachel brings a wealth of experience and expertise in education leadership, currently holding the role as Headteacher at Highdown School and Sixth Form in Reading. Rachel has played a key part in the local school-to-school support structure and has worked with a number of schools to support their improvement journey. Most recently, Rachel has supported another Multi-Academy Trust as Director of Education. As a former Trustee of ALET, Rachel already knows our vision, values, Learning Philosophy and attributes well.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rachel into our Trust,” said Joanne Harper, ALET CEO. “Rachel’s passion for education and approach to leadership will undoubtedly propel us to new heights. We are confident that under Rachel’s guidance, we will continue to provide the highest quality education to our students and communities.”

Rachel expressed excitement about the role, stating,

“I am thrilled to be joining ALET as CEdO from September. The Trust values are wholly aligned with mine. I bring my passion for making a positive difference to young people’s life chances, my experience in leadership in varied schools and my total commitment to this role. Moving from working within one setting to supporting the leaders in other schools and making a wider difference has been fantastic in recent years for me and the change to doing this full time is an opportunity which I am seizing with relish. I am looking forward to working with the young people and communities of the schools within ALET at this exciting time for the Trust”.




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