Jonathan Bland has built 10-years of experience at senior leadership level, including the role of Headteacher, in various schools across Colchester, particularly focusing on tracking progress and monitoring assessment. He has worked in and across schools, monitoring performance and the curriculum offer and, more recently, has held a position of Data and Standards Officer in a Multi-Academy Trust, Sigma. The trust consists of 7 Secondary Schools, a Junior School and an Infant School. As well as overseeing his work within the Trust, he has also led seminars on incorporating Growth Mindset in schools and tracking progress without levels in Essex and Cambridgeshire. He has successfully led The Stanway School to achieve positive outcomes, including seeing the students with SEND achieving the most progress in the school, for the last 4 years.