Our Executive Team

Dr. Simon Witham
Trust Lead and Accounting Officer (CEO)
Amraz Ali
Director of School Improvement and Deputy CEO
Lynsey Cook
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Rebecca Everitt
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Our School Improvement Team

Our team of experienced and successful teachers and leaders provide our school staff with regular planned support.

They offer flexible, hands-on support and guidance across the full range of school improvement areas ensuring success truly is a shared experience. They are committed to supporting staff to provide the highest quality curriculum, teaching and learning possible.

All have been successful teachers and leaders, including headteachers, deputy headteachers, curriculum leaders and SENCOs. Collectively, they have a wealth of experience to work one-to-one with support staff, teachers, early career teachers and leaders to ensure staff deliver the best education so that our pupils succeed.

This team is led by the Director of School Improvement.

Amraz Ali
Director of School Improvement and Deputy CEO
Hannah Craven
Director of SEND and Inclusion
Vikki Eggleton
Director of SEND and Inclusion
Molly Fletcher
Director of Curriculum and Learning
Danny Kenny
Director of Learning and Teaching
Zoe Rucroft
Director of Reading and Phonics
Director of Strategic Safeguarding, Risk and Attendance
Kimberley Petch
Director of Mathematics and Standards

Our Operations Team

Our team of expert professionals support all aspects of business operations and administration in our schools.

The highly qualified and experienced team provide expertise in all aspects of human resources, governance, estates management and catering. On-site and remote support is provided to ensure staff and buildings are managed well, the trust is compliant as well as providing oversight to the school catering teams.

This team is led by the Chief Operating Officer.

Lynsey Cook
Chief Operating Officer
Rachael Purr
HR Advisor
Michael Swann
Estates Manager
Helen Turner
DPO – Governance and Compliance Professional
Regan Merrylees
Catering Manager
Sharleen Limbert
Executive Administration Assistant
Grace Gowland
Business Administration

Our Finance Team

Our dedicated finance team works closely with school leaders to make the best use of financial resources to benefit all our pupils.

They support with annual and long-term budgeting, offering training and expert advice. They lead on audit, finance and risk across the trust. This team gives appropriate support, assurance, and challenge to schools, as well as ensuring the trust is financially robust.

This team is led by the Chief Financial Officer.

Rebecca Everitt
Chief Financial Officer
Connor Bibby
Finance Business Partner
Lauren Dunnachie
Finance Business Partner
Jayne Kaye
Internal Scrutiny Officer
Joshua Kipling
Finance Assistant

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