Executive Leadership Team
From September 2023 the trust will be led by an experienced Executive Team of 4 people which combines expertise and provides considerable capacity for the trust.
Executive Leadership Team (ID 1330)
Jonathan de SausmarezExecutive Trust Coordinator
Jonathan de Sausmarez
Jonathan bring many years of experience within the education sector to the Trust which includes 23 years of Headship. He has been the Regional Director for large multi academy trust and set up Gateway MAT. He is also a National Leader of Education.
Nicola WellsCo-Executive Leader
Nicola brings a wide range of experience to leadership team and was instrumental in setting up the two new schools which formed the Trust in September 2020. She combines her role as Executive Headteacher of Barton Farm and Stoneham Park Academies with responsibilities for Trust Growth and Development, alongside being the Trust Accounting Officer.
Julie BrayCo-Executive Leader
Julie joined the Trust in September as Headteacher of Halterworth Primary and combines this role with responsibilities for Trust Teacher development and SEND across the Trust and its academies.
Jill McCallChief Finance and Operations Officer
Jill brings 25 years of experience of working in education finance and is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Trust. She leads a strong Central Team to provide efficient business services to the Trusts' academies. Jill's experience within the academy sector is extensive, spanning over 13 years many of those spent on the senior leadership team. She has been instrumental in setting up a number of new multi academy trusts and supporting schools during the conversion process in all areas including due diligence, staff training, finance and governance. She has worked as a Business Management Consultant carrying out many internal scrutiny reviews and is a Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leaders.