Mrs Annie Wiles       Chief Executive Officer

Annie trained as a primary teacher in the 1980's and has since taught in a range of community and church schools in the UK, Germany and Cyprus before settling in Kent.
She has taught the full age range from 3-18 and TEFL. She was a Headteacher for 10 years. During this time she became a Director of Shepway Teaching School, one of the
first cohort of Teaching Schools, with responsibility for leading Initial Teacher Training. She was also an LLE before being seconded to the Diocese of Canterbury part-time
during the final 18 months of Headship. Initially this was to oversee school improvement for the 103 church schools across the Diocese but the role changed to become
one of developing the Multi Academy Trust. She was appointed as full-time CEO of the Trust in September 2015.
Ms Marian Scally     Finance & Business Director 

Marian was our first appointment and joined the trust in November 2014. Marian has over twenty years’ experience of finance and business within education at both primary
and secondary level. She was involved in the strategic implementation of academy status in her previous role and was seconded to the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership as
Interim Business Director to help set up the infrastructure of their multi academy trust. Marian was a School Business Manager Advocate for the National College for four years
and supported schools and individuals across the South East of England. She has spoken at national conferences and delivered training sessions in finance matters to aspirant
school leaders and business managers. She became a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in 2012 and continues to support individual leaders and schools in their business
and financial needs, particularly exploring different models of financial sustainability and staffing structures.
 
 
 
 
 Mr Nicholas Morgan Head of Governance and Estates 

Nick Morgan joined us on 1st September as Head of Governance and Estates.  A familiar face to many members of our Local Governing Bodies.  Nick was previously employed

as a Schools Officer at the Diocese covering Governance, Admissions, Policy and Services and prior to that as a Governor Support and Development Officer in
KCC. He comes with many years’ experience supporting Governing Bodies in understanding their roles and duties and more recently in guiding Multi Academy Trusts to
better understand their lines of  accountability. Nick applied for the role because of his involvement in the early days of the Trust and recognising what opportunities are
available by being part of a MAT.  
 
  Mrs Naomi Jackman   Business Support & Admin Officer

 

Naomi joined the trust in March 2016. Prior to working in education, she undertook various roles each supporting finance in the private sector. She joined the Trust
having developed significant experience over 8 years in a variety of school settings. Just prior to joining the Trust team she was employed by Kennington CE Junior Academy
as a Bursar supporting their financial and business management. Her experience and skills in understanding Academy finances at the front line, particularly during the 
transitional period of becoming a member of Aquila, has added significant strength to the team. She now supports all of our Academies with a multitude of business and finance matters.           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
 Mrs Tracey Howard Senior Administrator
 
Tracey joined the Trust in February 2017.   Tracey has had a career in administration and secretarial support spanning more than 20 years and has worked in a variety of
highly pressurised environments where outstanding skills in organisation and time management have been essential in ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met.  
Prior to joining the trust she created and worked as the office manager for Shepway Teaching School Alliance for 5 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
 Mrs Lorraine Bondzie-Mensah Trust Clerk
 

Lorraine was appointed to the Trust in May 2017 and provides a professional clerking service to a number of Local Governing Bodies within the Trust.  Her role is to provide

advice and support to Governors, ensuring they are compliant with Ofsted, Education Funding Agency and Trust standards, expectations and requirements. 
Her 13 years’ experience working in support roles within schools ensures the clerking service provides succinct and compliant agenda and meeting planning, document
management including the distribution of all associated papers and information sharing from the Trust Board to the Local Governing Body. 
 
 
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