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The Team

Meet the team at Inspire Professional Development...

Gary Evans
Chief Executive Officer
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Bob Buckley
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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Gary Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of The Blue Kite Academy Trust, with over twenty years experience in education. Gary has an extensive knowledge in school improvement and has received recognition from MPs, for his work in raising pupil achievement. His leadership and management was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted, and he has coached Middle Leaders across three primary schools. In the role of Headteacher, Gary successfully led a school from Special Measures to Good with Outstanding features, within two years.

Kirsty Baker
Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning
Inspire Programme Lead

Bob Buckley has been a Headteacher for over twenty years, in three different schools in Wiltshire. He has experience in school improvement; winning awards for being in the top one hundred, most improved schools the country. Bob has successfully opened and managed a Children's Centre, which has been recognised as a 'leading' service within Swindon for vulnerable families, including family support work. 

Kirsty Baker has worked in primary education for over thirteen years, specialising in Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage. She has worked in different schools across Wiltshire, progressing from classroom teacher, to Key Stage Lead, to Assistant Head Teacher. Her vast knowledge and experience has led her to successfully mentor PGCE/SCITT students and Early Career Teachers (ECTs). She has been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted and was awarded the title of a 'Phonics Champion' in Swindon. Kirsty has led the ITT Programme at Inspire for the last three years, and also facilitates the delivery of the Early Career Framework for Early Career Teachers and Mentors, in the local area.