The Trust central team is made up of highly experienced collaegues with a range of backgrounds in supporting schools. The Hub Leads play a key role in the support and challenge across Hub schools. Central administration and finance support is based in Cambridge and Lowestoft.

Central Team

Andrew Redman

Lowestoft Hub Standards Adviser

Andy is an independent consultant and Church Schools’ Inspector (SIAMS).He has worked as a head teacher, and executive head teacher, within the Diocese of Southwark for the past 16 years and his particular experience and expertise lies in supporting schools emerge from challenging circumstances to move ‘onwards and upwards.’

Anne McCormick

Cambridgeshire Hub Standards Adviser

I have been a teacher since 1981 and a head teacher since 1995. In July 2015 I retired from 18 years as a headteacher (in 3 schools). I am a National Leader of Education and a strategic partner of our local Teaching School Alliance. I am a trustee of the Eastern Leadership Centre. I am passionate about leadership development and succession planning and have coached a number of senior leaders into headship. I have extensive governance experience - including Academy governance.

Karen Jarvis

Governance Lead

Having worked in education for over twenty years across three counties, Karen has extensive experience relating to governance. Although the majority of her career has been in the primary and secondary sectors, she has also worked on projects with Oxford University. Karen joined the central team in early 2015 and part of her role is to support and advise governors and staff in non-curriculum related areas. In addition to her role as Governance Lead for the Trust, Karen is Company Secretary for ALT, and acts as clerk to the Board of Directors.

Joy Robinson

Procurement and Estates Manager

Joy Robinson is a senior procurement professional with many years experience in both the private and public sectors. Delivering value for money (VFM) has been the primary focus throughout Joy's career. Joy has worked with the Trust since early 2014 on a number of large procurement projects across both counties, the largest being the provision of Catering services to 5 schools in Suffolk. Joy is also responsible for the ALT estate and is currently managing a number of projects to improve the condition of our buildings.

Joanne Sanders

Administrative Assistant

Joanne is an experienced Administrator who is located in the Cambridge Office based at Chesterton Primary School. She joined the Trust in September 2015, having had over 21 years’ experience as a Senior Administrator in a local Further Education College.

Nicki Mayne

Lowestoft Hub Finance Lead

Nicki has worked in finance for over 25 years, having worked in London, South Wales and East Anglia. She is a highly motivated and enthusiastic professional with a proven background in financial management, personnel management and change implementation. Having worked in education in Suffolk for the last 9 years Nicki has extensive knowledge of schools in all sectors having dealt with academy conversions and school closures at strategic and school level.

Lucy Wedderburn

Finance Manager

Lucy joined in March 2016 and brings to the Trust a wealth of skills and experience with particular attention to her extensive knowledge of accounting. She is a highly motivated professional and is welcoming the challenge of understanding the education systems having worked in the commercial sector for the past 25 years. She has worked in an accounting role for the past 19 years, and is currently studying to becoming fully AAT qualified.

Dave Baker

Professional Development Manager

Dave is an experienced leader, having been a head teacher of three Suffolk schools, and an executive head teacher. As Professional Development Manager, Dave will use his coaching experience and skills to ensure that all schools have the capacity to support and develop staff. He will also provide training opportunities across the Trust to support the professional development of staff at all levels.

Jackie Edwards

Pupil Premium

Jackie Edwards is an effective strategic leader with the astute ability to interpret data and review practice whilst offering advice and support to school and academy leadership teams, matched to needs. Contributing effectively to school improvement, Jackie has worked directly with both primary, secondary and academy head teachers on behaviour and attendance, supporting their strategic thinking as well as operational implementation of policies linked to learning and teaching and effective classroom management.

Chris Addison

School Improvement

Chris Addison has considerable experience of working in schools and local authorities at a senior level leading developments associated with teaching and learning, early intervention and safeguarding. For many years she worked on Merseyside, in St Helens local authority, developing new areas of support for schools and managing a wide range of services. She has extensive experience of successful collaboration with partner agencies to improve outcomes, especially for disadvantaged children.

Liz Tennant

Leadership Adviser

Liz Tennant is a serving headteacher in an outstanding primary school in London and currently works in an advisory capacity for a school operating below floor targets in a neighbouring borough, as an advisor for a large federation and advisor for group of successful primary schools. She has extensive experience of recruiting and retaining highly effective senior leaders and teachers and financial and resource management.

Aileen Stanford

HR Admin Assistant

Aileen joined the Trust in December 2016, having had a wide-ranging career within the financial and more recently the Health & Social Care Sector. Aileen has vast experience of administration processes and has previously held a management role dealing with personnel issues. An experienced communicator, Aileen is looking forward to transferring her skill set into the education sector.