Our Team

The Central Team

Julie Robinson - Chief Executive Officer

Julie has worked in city schools throughout her career, starting out as a maths teacher initially. She has been Principal of Soar Valley College since 2014, having been a part of the school’s improvement journey since 2005.

Other relevant experiences include representing secondary schools on Schools Forum, Chair of the Leicester Education Improvement Partnership, serving as an Ofsted inspector for a while, and being the Local Representative for ASCL, the Association for School and College Leaders.

Julie has been instrumental in establishing the Trust, having a real desire to offer something different for schools, both locally and further afield. She feels strongly that every school is unique and that it is important for each to retain a sense of identity, whilst working collaboratively to bring about improvements for all.


Tehzeeb Sattar - Chief Financial Officer

Tehzeeb works with the trustees, senior leadership teams and schools to lead and manage the Trust’s financial operations. A commercially astute, qualified chartered accountant, Tehzeeb has a strong track record of providing robust financial management and delivering operational efficiencies.

Prior to joining Aspire Learning Partnership, Tehzeeb was the Senior Finance Partner at Lionheart Educational Trust, one of the largest regional Trusts in the Midlands. He therefore brings a wealth and breadth of experience within multiple sectors which includes building and leading finance functions, driving modernisation and change as well as leading large capital projects.



George Hayes – Trust Governance Lead

George works part time as the Trust Governance Lead, primarily supporting the strategic leadership, support, accountability and compliance of the Trust Board. George brings a career background in governance in both a Local Authority and multi-academy trust sector, as well as dedicating a significant amount of his own time towards being practically involved in school governance himself.