Our Central Team

As well as our schools, we have a Central Team whose purpose is to ensure our Trust runs smoothly enabling our academies to focus on Teaching and Learning. The Central Team consists of School Improvement; Finance & Operations; HR; Technology; Governance; the Wellbeing Service and the SCITT.



  • Peter Tidmarsh
  • Karen Salmons
  • Susan Marbe
    SCITT Director
  • Emma Squires
    Deputy SCITT Director
  • Vanessa Smullen
    SCITT Manager
  • Sarah Hurwood
    Head of the Wellbeing Service
  • Karen Bowden
    Wellbeing Service Family Support Worker
  • Melissa May
    Wellbeing Service Administrator
  • Tula Smith
    HR Director
  • Matthew Harrison
    Head of Technology
  • Jenny Cope
    Operations Manager
  • Lorna Newcombe
    Finance Manager
  • Elisabeth Nunn
    Head of Governance/Company Secretary