Meet the Team
We intend to keep our Executive Team small, to provide high level direction and support but to leave key responsibilities at a school level. Members of the team work to support capacity building in our academies and to broker academy-level expertise in school to school support.
Taught in secondary, secondary special and primary schools with four headships over twenty years in challenging inner-city areas. Repeatedly praised by Ofsted. Local Leader of Education, mentor and NCSL Primary Executive Headship graduate.
Chief Operating Officer
Over five years’ innovative work at school and MAT level after managing £20m budgets as Local Authority Head of Education External Finance: school finance, procurement, contract management, project management (Prince2 Practitioner). Holds the Advanced Diploma in School Business Management (ADSBM) and is a National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) Fellow.
Amanda has been appointed by the DfE as a School Resource Management Adviser, [SRMA] after a rigorous selection process by the Institute of School Business Leaders, [ISBL] on behalf of the DfE. SRMAs are deployed by the ESFA as part of a proactive strategy to assist Trusts with financial difficulties.
NPQH; EYFS specialist including provision for 2+yr olds; Lead Teacher across LAs for EYFS moderation/audit; LA trainer for Early Year practitioners; Leading Parent Partnerships Award.
NPQH. Interim Headteacher roles undertaken in four LAs; expertise in assessment and technology infrastructure to support teaching and learning; lead for E-Safety.
NPQML; NPQH; Master of Teaching (MTeach), IoE; member of Pearson Edexcel ‘User Acceptance Panel’ that ensures robustness of KS2 SATs; expertise in ICT curriculum, infrastructure and procurement.
Learning Environment Manager
Delivering staff training and support on the school environment, indoors and outdoors, to maximise learning.
Executive School Business Manager
16 years’ experience in business management roles, building capacity for improvement and effecting change. Currently undertaking the ADSBM.
Director of HR
Experienced HR professional with extensive private, academy, MAT and public sector experience. An experienced governor of both primary and secondary schools.
Holder of a law degree from LSE and a qualified solicitor. Trust Company Secretary.
Consultant Deputy Head
Assistant Headteacher & Lead Practitioner, NASENCO 2015. Currently studying for a Masters in special and inclusive education. Expertise in teaching and learning.
NPQH, NASENCO, Urban Leaders Programme graduate. Specialist in SEND and safeguarding; attendance lead. Trustee with a special education MAT.