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Executive Team

Executive Team

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lee Kirtley, is supported by an Executive Team comprising senior officers. Its purpose is to generally manage the Trust’s business within agreed financial limits set by the Trust Board from time to time. Subject to these financial limits, the Executive Team has primary authority for the day to day management of the Trust’s operations save for those matters reserved to the Trust Board or its committees.

The Executive Team is the overall decision-making body for performance and delivery, under delegated authority from the Board.

Lee Kirtley Chief Executive Officer
Vicky Robinson Chief Operating Officer
Martyn Gordon Executive Principal
Sinead Green Principal of Kenton School
Craig Knowles Principal of Studio West
Nicola Moore Director of Human Resources
Sarah Hargin Director of Estates
Tracy Carson Director of Governance

Members of the Executive Team are accountable to the CEO and are expected to manage their responsibilities in collaboration with each other and with a minimum of supervision. Executive decision making by individual team members is encouraged within the parameters of the Trust’s mission, principles and aims.

The role of the Executive Team is:

  1. To advise the CEO on matters concerned with:
    • the delivery and development of high-quality curriculum and teaching policies to the communities the schools serve
    • oversight of financial resource management and the audit of public monies
    • oversight and development of the sites and building assets in the interests of delivering high-quality provision for students
    • staff recruitment, deployment, development and management
    • The management and administration of the Trust and its assets
  2. To establish, clarify and evaluate policy, its management and implementation against the changing needs of the communities we serve and to facilitate policy development.
  3. To prioritise and coordinate the implementation of academic, pastoral, community and support service policies.
  4. To represent the institution and its policies in the context of consultations and negotiations with external bodies including the Department for Education, Education Skills Funding Agency, local authority, local schools, and local FE colleges and universities.
  5. To provide personal support for members of the team.
  6. To provide opportunities for the personal and professional development of team members.
  7. To evaluate and review the team’s effectiveness in its corporate and individual responsibilities.

 

School Management Group

The School Management Group oversees and coordinates the delivery of all teaching and learning programmes in the schools. Principals of the schools will report to this group.

It is comprised of:

  • Lee Kirtley – Chief Executive Officer
  • Vicky Robinson – Chief Operating Officer
  • Nicola Moore – Director of Human Resources
  • Martyn Gordon – Executive Principal
  • Sinead Green – Principal (Kenton School)
  • Craig Knowles – Principal (Studio West)
  • Tracy Carson – Director of Governance

The role of the School Management Group is:

  1. To report to and advise the Chief Executive on matters concerned with:
    • The development and delivery of high-quality curriculum and teaching to the students of the schools in the Trust
    • The evaluation of teaching and learning programmes of departments against the principles and aims of the Trust
    • The delivery of GCSE and advanced study outcomes for students which match their potential
    • The priorities for target setting and consultation with staff.
  2. To prioritise and coordinate the implementation and evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning programmes against equal opportunities, including those hidden dimensions which lead to social/educational injustice.
  3. To evaluate the policies of subject departments’ teaching and learning programmes and monitor the appropriateness of departmental handbook guides against Trust policies
  4. To provide personal support for members of the team.
  5. To provide opportunities for the personal and professional development of team members.
  6. To evaluate and review the team’s effectiveness in its corporate and individual responsibilities.