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Central Academy Staff
Mrs Hayley Spedding, Acting Academy Director, regularly visits the schools to see classes and meet with staff. This enables her to maintain a strategic oversight of progress and standards at each of the schools.
Mrs Kelly Collens and Mrs Mary Haney (Assistant Principals) support each of the Academy Schools as part of the Senior Leadership Team. Mrs Hannah Rootes also provides School Improvement support for the Trust.
Mrs Carina Gilbert works as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is contracted as the Academy's Finance Director, overseeing the Central Finance Department which supports each of the Schools.
Mrs Laura Thompson (Academy's Early Years Co-ordinator) works closely with the schools and all the Early Years Staff, to promote best practice across the year group.
The Senior Leadership Team are supported by their PA, Mrs Deborah Harris (also acting Clerk to the Trustees) and Admin Assistant, Mrs Diane Wright.
Mrs Lisa Goldsworthy (Academy AENCO) spends time across the schools. She carries out classroom observations, liaises with external agencies and advises staff on provision for children with additional needs.
Mrs Anne Bartlett (Operations Manager) works closely with the schools on premises, contracts and compliance matters.
Mrs Amanda Watson, Finance and HR Manager, is supported by Miss Ellie Bartlett, who oversee the Finance and HR functions for the Academy and schools.
Mr Mark Mitchell and Mr Jack Brissenden support the Academy and schools IT network provision.
In addition to the on-site support described above, all central Academy Staff provide daily remote support via telephone, email and instant messenger to the schools.