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Graham Payne, Executive Principal, Catch22 Multi Academies Trust

MA Education, BSc (Hons) Economics, PGCE Maths


National Professional Qualification for Headship

Graham began his teaching career in 1993 as a teacher of Maths. He has worked in several schools in Hampshire and Surrey, including as Head of Year, Assistant Headteacher (14 to 19 year-olds / gifted and talented coordinator / data analysis) and Deputy Headteacher (behaviour and attendance).

Emma Adams, Headteacher

National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Learning in Education, BA (hons) Music and PGCE Secondary Music.


Emma is currently working towards the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Emma began her teaching career in 2003 as a teacher of Music and has worked in several schools across the country as Nurture Group teacher and SENCO, and has been on the Senior Leadership Team in 2 different academy trusts, taking responsibility for SEND, Pupil Premium and Safeguarding.  Prior to joining Catch22, Emma was a SEND Officer for Bedford Borough Council assessing and monitoring children with Special Educational Needs. A key part of this role was working alongside mainstream, special and alternative provision schools to support and review the needs children with  Educational Health Care Plans.