Steve Docking

Steve Docking is CEO of NWAT and oversees the management of the Trust’s primary and secondary schools across Cheshire and Shropshire. Previously Headteacher at Delamere Academy, he instigated its transformation from a small school threatened with closure to the first primary academy in Cheshire West and Chester in April 2011. Steve’s leadership and management first developed during time spent learning in South Africa, the USA and Holland. He has held three different headships and is experienced in raising standards, including moving a school from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘outstanding’ in less than three years.
As CEO of NWAT, Steve has led the Trust’s development, including opening St Martin’s Academy, the first primary free school in Chester, as well as transforming a number of schools failing schools, previously under management by the local authority and other trusts. Steve was made a National Leader in Education in 2017.