Gosforth Group’s Chief Executive Officer Plans to Retire

Date Published:
Thursday 19 October 2023

Hugh Robinson, founding Chief Executive Officer of Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust, plans to retire at the end of December 2024.

This follows 20 years working tirelessly for our schools and academies, including a highly successful 13 year period leading Gosforth Group and its six academies across Newcastle as Chief Executive Officer.

Hugh leaves behind an impressive track record. He played an instrumental role in the formation of Gosforth Group in 2010 with the academisation of Gosforth High School and Gosforth Junior High School. The Trust was established to ensure that all students receive a high quality education regardless of their background or ability and the Trust’s vision, ‘Create Your Future’, encapsulates its purpose to educate, support and nurture all of its students so they can achieve their full potential. Since then, Hugh has led significant growth and development throughout the Trust which currently supports around 6,000 students. This has encompassed the addition of two new free schools; Great Park Academy and Callerton Academy, improved Ofsted results in three previously failing schools and an increase in demand for places in all schools, including Sixth Form places.

Hugh looks back at his time working for the Trust with pride. “I am so proud of what we have achieved together as a Multi Academy Trust during my time as Chief Executive Officer, and before that during my tenure as Headteacher of Gosforth High School. Now is the right time for me to retire and hand over the role to someone new.”

George Snaith, Chair of Trustees for Gosforth Group says “It has been a real pleasure to work with Hugh over the past two decades, first as a Parent Governor for Gosforth High and for the last 10 years as Chair of Trustees. Hugh has a huge depth of knowledge in education and has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills in creating the Gosforth Group which is now recognised as one of the top performing MATs in the region. I know I speak on behalf of all the Trustees when I say thank you for your dedication, I wish you the very best in the future and in your retirement.”

The recruitment process to find a new Chief Executive Officer has commenced and it is expected that the new Chief Executive Officer will be in post for September 2024.

Hugh Robinson, Chief Executive Officer