Matthew Wright

Executive Headteacher of the Trust

Mr Wright was Headteacher at Wrotham School from January 2012 to September 2016, at which point he became the Executive Headteacher of the Divergent Partnership Trust. Under his leadership Wrotham has become increasingly oversubscribed and has had to expand as a result. Furthermore, it has consistently been one of the highest performing non-selective schools in Kent. Ofsted stated that, ‘The headteacher provides inspired leadership’, and that his leadership is, ‘…underpinned by strong values and a moral purpose.’ In September 2016 he became the Executive Headteacher of Aylesford School and has led the introduction of Character Education as a central tenant to the school’s journey of improvement. Mr Wright is passionate about Comprehensive education and the need for schools to have the highest expectations for their students. As Executive Headteacher he has three core aims:

  • To maximise the opportunities for positive collaboration across the Trust
  • To support all Headteachers across the Trust
  • To champion the interests of all academies in the Trust

Mr Wright is also the Chief Accounting Officer of the Trust.

Tanya Kelvie

Headteacher – Aylesford School

Miss Kelvie has been Headteacher at Aylesford School since January 2017. She is a vastly experienced school leader having spent the last 15 year as Assistant and Deptuy Headteacher at Wrotham School.

Miss Kelvie is an advocate of all young people. She has a passionate belief in supporting and challenging students to reach their potential.

Her ‘can-do’ attitude has seen her help students gain excellent results and make great progress under her leadership.

Miss Kelvie believes that students can only reach their academic potential if they have strong pastoral support and guidance.

Mike Cater

Headteacher – Wrotham School

Michael Cater is Headteacher at Wrotham School. Together with his leadership team, he is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the school and its strategic direction. Having worked at the school for 5 years he has rigorously pursued and achieved outstanding results at GCSE and A Level whilst maintaining a school identity that reflects his passion for community values and high quality student experiences through enrichment.

Michael has taught at comprehensive schools throughout Kent and the South East where he has developed a strong track record of raising standards. His background in media and the arts has inspired his passion for creativity and innovation in education.

If you would like to know more about the divergent partnership trust please email matthewwright@divergent.org.uk