Josh Greaves – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Business Management, Academy Conversion, Premises/ Site Development, Procurement and Change Management.

Josh is the Business Director at an Outstanding Special School educating 335 pupils aged 3-19 across four sites. As part of their Senior Leadership Team, Josh oversees all business operations and strategic development projects.

Josh led the conversion to Multi-Academy Trust status in April 2015, the realisation of a four year project. The growth potential and autonomy generated here offer significant opportunities to enhance the provision to their learners, and to the education system more widely.

Within the last 12 months, Josh has delivered the IT infrastructure and premises developments necessary to educate pupils within their Satellite provision. Holding their statements, these pupils are educated in a mainstream setting and integrate with their ‘typically developing’ peers, with a significant majority making accelerated progress.

Josh has recently supported a number of schools (mainstream and special) to deliver targeted performance support plans to specific personnel and supported SLTs/Governing Bodies to redesign their administrative and whole-school staff structures, with positive efficiency and effectiveness outcomes.