Senior Leadership Team & Heads of School

Mrs Lizi Pravato

Moorland Federation
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Additional Roles:

Meet Lizi, our powerhouse of Business Administration and Finance Management for the Moorland Federation in Somerset. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Lizi has honed her skills across diverse sectors including banking, private organisations, and local education authorities. For the last four years, she's been the driving force behind the financial and administrative operations of our federation of schools, ensuring everything runs like a well-oiled machine.

Lizi wears multiple hats with flair. She's not only a certified safeguarding lead but also an active mental health support provider within our federation. Her dedication to inclusivity is exemplary, as she continuously works on implementing new and enhancing existing programs to promote a diverse and welcoming workplace.

As an Ambassador for Includability she is driving the federation to be an Includability Committed Educational Setting. Lizi's currently contributing to the development of its certification, underlining her commitment to inclusive education. Moreover, she's progressing towards her Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leader, signifying her dedication to continuous professional growth.

When she's not revolutionising our school's finance and administration, Lizi embraces the joy of life. She loves beach outings, walking her dog, and cherishing quality time with her family.

Key Certifications and Abilities:

  • Over 20 years of experience in business finance across various sectors
  • Certified Safeguarding Lead
  • Active Mental Health Support Provider
  • Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leader (in progress)
  • Ambassador for Includability Committed Educational Setting
  • Proven leadership and operational management in education.

Lizi is a stalwart of financial stewardship, operational excellence, and inclusivity. Her tireless commitment and hands-on leadership style have been instrumental in shaping the Moorland Federation's success.

Become part of an exceptional team dedicated to providing high-quality education

By joining the Moorland Federation, you are not only becoming part of our team of professionals in either the teaching or administrative and operational departments, but you are also contributing to our collective pursuit of excellence in education. Let your career soar with us as we continue to strengthen our brand and make a lasting impact on the lives of our students and the communities we serve.

Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Our Senior Leadership Team

Our team of Leader creating and inclusive and diverse workforce dedicated to delivering excellence

Mrs Naomi Philp
Executive Headteacher for the Moorland Federation | Designated Federation Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Lizi Pravato
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Helen Hickman
Federation Business Manager | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Central Business Administration

Our Central Business Administration team support the Moorland Federation and our Executive Head

Mrs Rosy Arch
Central Business Administrator | PA to Executive Head | Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Our team of educators and specialist staff leading the way

Heads of School

Our team of educators leading the schools in our federation

Mr Paul James
Head Of School - Dunster | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Nicky Stenner
Head of School - Exford | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Jo Smith
Head of School - St Dubricius | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Alison Blackmore
Head Of School - Cutcombe | Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs Carys Barnett
Head Of School - Dulverton Juniors & All Saints | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Jonathan Moise-Souch
Head Of School - Langford Budville | Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Angela Hall
Head of School - Timberscombe | Designated Safeguarding Lead


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