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ACE People


Our dedicated network of teams showcases the exceptional talent and expertise within our organisation. The Central team are committed to delivering excellence and innovation offering professional advice, support and guidance to our family of schools and are based at either our Totnes St John’s Primary School site or our Somerset ACE Space site in Ilminster.


Cheryl Weyman
CEO of The Academies for Character and Excellence

Cheryl has undertaken a variety of leadership roles throughout her career including Headteacher of Shaldon Primary. Under her leadership Shaldon achieved an Outstanding OFSTED, a national Character Education Award and a nomination for Primary School of the Year.  Cheryl is a National Leader of Education (NLE) and is passionate about impactful school improvement. She has a particular interest in character and values-led education that develops excellent outcomes for all children.  In 2016, Cheryl and the Governors created The Academies for Character and Excellence.  Academic excellence, character education and metacognition continue to be the driver for this Trust with the development of a bespoke curriculum, ‘A Curriculum for Excellence’.  Cheryl has continued to develop as a leader, completing an MBA in 2023, with a focus on culture, strategic leadership and innovative organisational design.

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Pippa Harrigan

 Executive Assistant

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Beth Souster

Governance Professional

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