CEO and Accounting Officer – Andy Breckon – This is a part-time appointment.
DCEO – Steve Baragwanath – Currently deployed as Executive Principal for our two secondary academies that represent 86% of our students. Twenty years of highly successful secondary headship experience.
CFO – Ben Mawford – Ben has over 10 years experience in the Accounts and Audit of Academy Trusts
Executive Principals – Susan Boor and Louise Stanton – Both have over 15 years’ experience of highly successful school leadership.
The finance manager is Marion Clare who is full-time and oversees all aspects of finance across the Trust and is very experienced from an accountancy background. Ben Mawford is the Chief Financial Officer for the Trust and is full time and FCCA and MAAT accredited.
Each academy has an officer with responsibility for finance and purchasing.
The Trust’s Independent auditors are Duncan and Toplis and our bankers are Lloyds Bank Plc.
Academies buy in expert advice when needed from external consultants as well as using their own expertise and that of their wider professional networks. They are members of a number of Teaching Schools and use a range of SCITTs to support newly trained teachers.
The Trust adopts the local authority Safeguarding and Child protection policies. Nicola Kenyon HPA/HBA and Dr Stephen Milne UAH lead the Trust with appropriate officers and Governors in post in each academy. Governors and Trustees are provided with regular safeguarding and child protection training and training needs are reviewed on an annual basis.
The HR service is outsourced to a large national provider with expert knowledge of the education sector. We have a service contract with a provider of insurance for long-term sickness.
Outsourced to local contractor with an excellent track record.
An outsourced company provide annual reports for each Academy, with certification and software for regular monitoring.