Who we are

Central Academy Staff

Mrs Hayley Spedding, CEO, regularly visits the schools to see the work undertaken; meeting with parents, staff and Local Academy Council members.  This enables her to maintain a strategic oversight of progress and standards at each of the schools in line with the Trust’s vision.

Mrs Kelly Collens and Mrs Mary Haney (Assistant Principals) support each of the schools as part of the Senior Leadership Team, focusing on school improvement and quality assurance.
Ms Hannah Rootes works in support of the Trust for school improvement.

Mrs Laura Thompson (Academy's Early Years Co-ordinator) works closely with the schools and all the Early Years Staff, to promote and ensure best practice and quality assure the delivery of the programme in support of every child.

The Senior Leadership Team are supported by their PA, Mrs Deborah Harris who provides a comprehensive administrative function and acts as the initial point of contact for the Senior Leadership Team.

Mrs Amanda Watson, Finance and HR Manager, is supported by Miss Ellie Bartlett, and together they oversee the Finance and HR functions for the Academy and schools.

Mr Jack Brissenden supports the Academy and schools IT network provision and Mrs Diane Wright supports compliance.

Mr Paul Ferguson is Clerk to the Trustees

In addition to the on-site support described above, all central Academy Staff provide daily remote support to the schools.