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Emma Staley

HR Director

Emma’s work has always been in education. Having spent 14 years in higher education, she joined Newfield School in November 2006 where she carried out several senior administrative roles before taking on a number of Trust roles such as Primary School Manager and HR and Admin Manager from 2014.

Emma chose to specialise in HR and was appointed as Director of HR in September 2018. Working to ensure that outstanding HR management and practice becomes embedded within the Trust, she manages the delivery of a complex HR service delivering advice, policies and processes.

She has a key role supporting Headteachers, Governors and the Trust Board and works in partnership with other Trust central staff and Headteachers to develop the Trust as an excellent place to work.  Emma is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys walking with her two Labradors and can regularly be found on a hill somewhere in the Peak District.