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Abi Merritt

Head of Development & Engagement


MA (Hons) Management Studies (2002), University of Glasgow
IPMA Level D: Project Management Associate


Leading the marketing, promotion and outward facing aspects of Mercia Learning Trust and its schools since 2019 as Marketing Manager. Promoted to Head of Development & Engagement in 2022 to lead on the trust's growth and engagement strategy.

Ambassador for See it Be it (a Sheffield City Council careers programme that links employers with schools and colleges).
9 years at High Storrs School in Sheffield running marketing and communications, as well as events management.
Prior to joining the education sector, was a Project Manager in the construction field.


A strong communicator, exceptionally organised, with a keen eye for detail. Strategically focussed on opportunities for the trust and schools.