Our Team

Lynne Harrowell

Chief Executive and Trustee, The Lime Trust. Lynne has worked as a teacher in two secondary schools, secondary special and primary schools. She is a highly experienced headteacher who joined Larkswood Primary School in September 2011, her fourth headship in a seventeen year period, all in challenging inner-city areas in London and Blackpool. Her leadership has been praised repeatedly by Ofsted. Lynne is a Local Leader of Education.  She has also completed the pilot NCSL Primary Executive Headship programme and mentored through the Associate Headteacher Programme. She and the team she leads have been providing recent management support and interim leadership to a number of local maintained schools and a Free School. Lynne will retain her role as Executive Headteacher at Larkswood.

Amanda Daoud

Chief Operating Officer and Trustee. Amanda joined Larkswood as School Business Manager in 2012.  For fifteen years she was Head of External Funding for the London Borough of Waltham Forest where she managed the large-scale (£20m per annum) Standards Fund Programme.  She was a member of Local Authority’s strategic School Improvement Group from 2008-2012. Amanda has a proven track record of managing major contracts and projects.  She is highly experienced in school finance, procurement, contract management, and project management.  Amanda is a qualified project manager (Prince2 Practitioner, qualified March 2012). She is one of just over 400 people nationally to have completed the Advanced Diploma in School Business Management (ADSBM) from the NCTL in 2014 which focused on enabling learning, managing school performance, understanding leadership, transforming organisations, managing strategic finances and managing programmes.

Beth Dilnot-Smith

Consultant Headteacher and Head Designate for Free School Enfield, EYFS specialist, Larkswood Primary Academy; NPQH; NPQSL; secured Ofsted registration to extend provision to 2+yr olds; secured Leading Parent Partnerships Award; Lead Teacher for LA for EYFS moderation/audit, and in neighbouring LAs [Enfield and Haringey]; delivered LA training for Early Year practitioners on communication and language; presentations to NCTL and at BETT Exhibition on behalf of SSAT.

Victoria Lock

Consultant Headteacher, Larkswood Primary Academy; NPQSL. Lead on whole-school assessment, use and impact of Pupil Premium, specialism in MFL; KS2 Music accreditation from Trinity College London; formerly middle leader at an outstanding primary with lead responsibilities for enhancing music across the school and EYFS/KS1 transition.

Victoria is accredited with the NCTL as a Pupil Premium Reviewer  after the successful completion of training with the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance;  the regional training centre for Pupil Premium Reviewers for the East of England.

Brendan Plunkett

Consultant Headteacher, NPQH. Interim Headteacher roles undertaken in Academies, previously Raising Standards Leader for Numeracy, Pateman Primary School LB Islington; LA Lead Teacher for Science 2010-12; expertise in assessment and technology infrastructure to support teaching and learning, lead for E-Safety.

Clare Reynolds

Consultant Headteacher, NPQH. Interim Headteacher roles undertaken in Academies. Lead on Initial Teacher Education, member of Board of Assessors, Forest Independent Primary Collegiate; executive mentor overseeing the school’s mentors, NQTs and students with support to other schools; talent-spotting; previously Phase Leader at the Hazelwood Schools Federation, LB Enfield; expertise in student teachers and NQT support, lead for teaching and learning across the school and ReadWriteInc.

Kevin Reynolds

Consultant Headteacher, Lime Trust; NPQML; Master of Teaching (MTeach), IoE; member of Pearson Edexcel ‘User Acceptance Panel’ that ensures robustness of KS2 SATs mark schemes;  expertise in ICT curriculum, infrastructure and procurement  focusing particularly on mobile devices; has led on cross-phase and cross-school assessment moderation within local cluster.

Rachel Turner

Learning Environment Manager; delivering staff training and support on the school environment, indoors and outdoors, to maximise learning.

Claire Keefe

Executive School Business Manager,  16 years’ experience in business management roles in schools and higher education, building capacity for improvement and affecting change; formerly the SBM of a school rated Outstanding by Ofsted for leadership; holds a Diploma in Management from the Chartered Management Institute, member of NASBM; has presented at conferences and been featured in the press. Currently undertaking the ADSBM.

Victoria Bruce

Deputy Headteacher and Lead Practitioner for Literacy, Larkswood Primary Academy; NPQSL; moderator of teacher-assessed Writing for LA at KS1 and KS2; lead on Effective Marking; elected staff governor on Larkswood Governing Body.

Nicole Davy

Deputy Headteacher and Lead Practitioner for Maths, Larkswood Primary Academy. Lead on behaviour for learning. Previously a KS1 moderator for London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Expertise in developing a ‘mastery’ approach to maths teaching. Currently studying for NPQSL

Quynh Hua

Head of Learning Support, Larkswood Primary Academy; specialist teacher for children with dyslexia with OCR Level 7 Diploma, has conducted assessments and written bespoke programmes of study for children achieving under ARE; KS1 and KS2 moderator for the LA.

Lara Myers

Lead Practitioner for Literacy, Phase Leader, Head of Year, student mentor, Larkswood Primary Academy, NPQSL, Model Teacher for Ruth Miskin Literacy Training, Moderator for Local Authority, formerly leader of SMSC and RE, RWInc Phonics and Model Teacher Badge, BIT Kidscape DfE Award, previously student mentor and lead for ICT and MFL in an Outstanding Teaching School in Essex.

Jo Open

Head of School Larkswood Primary Academy; NPQH, NASENCO 2012, Urban Leaders Programme graduate, Certificate of SEND. Specialist in SEND and safeguarding; attendance lead. Governor at a special school, William Morris School.

‘Ambitious leaders and ambitious teachers are key to creating a dynamic learning environment that enables children to become independent thinkers.’

Lynne Harrowell, CEO Lime Trust.