Andy Bird

CEO

In the role of CEO, Andy is the overall lead for the Academies within the Trust.  Working closely with the DfE, Regional Schools Commissioner and the Heads of Academy, his specific focus is to ensure that the Trust’s strategies are realised.

Andy Bird

CEO

In the role of CEO, Andy is the overall lead for the Academies within the Trust.  Working closely with the DfE, Regional Schools Commissioner and the Heads of Academy, his specific focus is to ensure that the Trust’s strategies are realised.

Chris Stevens

Director of Education

As Director of Education and a trained Ofsted inspector, Chris is responsible for evaluating the quality of provision and standards in each Academy.  He also leads on professional development across the Trust, working with staff, Directors and Associates.

Chris Stevens

Director of Education

As Director of Education and a trained Ofsted inspector, Chris is responsible for evaluating the quality of provision and standards in each Academy.  He also leads on professional development across the Trust, working with staff, Directors and Associates.

John Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, John is responsible for overseeing all non-educational functions across the Trust including Estates, HR, IT and Finance. With an expertise in Finance, John oversees the Central Office and Academies budgets, ensuring compliance with the Financial Handbook and EFA regulations.

John Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, John is responsible for overseeing all non-educational functions across the Trust including Estates, HR, IT and Finance. With an expertise in Finance, John oversees the Central Office and Academies budgets, ensuring compliance with the Financial Handbook and EFA regulations.

Danielle Billington

HR Director

Danielle joined the Central Office Team in September 2016 as HR Director.  Her wealth of experience has been paramount in developing and delivering people management strategies in order to support the Trusts overall strategic aims and objectives.

Danielle Billington

HR Director

Danielle joined the Central Office Team in September 2016 as HR Director.  Her wealth of experience has been paramount in developing and delivering people management strategies in order to support the Trusts overall strategic aims and objectives.

Robert Fitzgerald

Information and Systems Manager

Rob is the Information and Systems Manager.  His role involves developing clear processes and systems to manage, analyse and report on key performance information for a wide range of audiences, including the Board of Directors.

Robert Fitzgerald

Information and Systems Manager

Rob is the Information and Systems Manager.  His role involves developing clear processes and systems to manage, analyse and report on key performance information for a wide range of audiences, including the Board of Directors.

Simone Gannon

PA

As PA to the CEO, Simone manages Andy’s diary and co-ordinates all meetings, events and travel.  Communication is key to this role and a key task is to ensure that all messages via the Trust and Academy websites, “apps” and social media is consistent, clear and professional. Working alongside Keeley, this ensures that the Trust’s ethos and vision is conveyed whilst continually maintaining and raising the profile of the Trust.

Simone Gannon

PA

As PA to the CEO, Simone manages Andy’s diary and co-ordinates all meetings, events and travel.  Communication is key to this role and a key task is to ensure that all messages via the Trust and Academy websites, “apps” and social media is consistent, clear and professional. Working alongside Keeley, this ensures that the Trust’s ethos and vision is conveyed whilst continually maintaining and raising the profile of the Trust.

Keeley Clarke

Graphic Designer

As Graphic Designer, Keeley is responsible for the production of high quality, creative graphic art work/web content material for use throughout all of the Academies.  Her artwork ensures that the Trust’s ethos and vision is conveyed whilst continually maintaining and raising the profile of the Trust.

Keeley Clarke

Graphic Designer

As Graphic Designer, Keeley is responsible for the production of high quality, creative graphic art work/web content material for use throughout all of the Academies.  Her artwork ensures that the Trust’s ethos and vision is conveyed whilst continually maintaining and raising the profile of the Trust.

Lauren Harris

Clerk and administration

In addition to supporting the Central Office Team with general administration duties, Lauren is responsible in her role as Clerk to the Members, Directors and Local Academy Association Meetings for ensuring that the Trust is compliant in all aspects of Governance.

Lauren Harris

Clerk and administration

In addition to supporting the Central Office Team with general administration duties, Lauren is responsible in her role as Clerk to the Members, Directors and Local Academy Association Meetings for ensuring that the Trust is compliant in all aspects of Governance.

Andy Green

Joint Trust Estate and Facilities Manager

Andy previously worked at Erdington Academy (formally known as Kingsbury School and Sports College) as Premises Manager.

Since being appointed as Trust Estate and Facilities Manager along with Broan Fox, his area of responsibilities within the Trust include H&S, Caretaking staff, Grounds Staff, and overseeing various contracts.

Andy Green

Joint Trust Estate and Facilities Manager

Andy previously worked at Erdington Academy (formally known as Kingsbury School and Sports College) as Premises Manager.

Since being appointed as Trust Estate and Facilities Manager along with Broan Fox, his area of responsibilities within the Trust include H&S, Caretaking staff, Grounds Staff, and overseeing various contracts.

Brian Fox

Joint Trust Estate and Facilities Manager

Prior to joining the Central Office Team, Brian was Premises Manager at Fairfax.

Since being appointed as Trust Estate and Facilities Manager his areas of responsibilities within the Trust include H&S, Caretaking staff, Grounds Staff, and overseeing various contracts.

Brian Fox

Joint Trust Estate and Facilities Manager

Prior to joining the Central Office Team, Brian was Premises Manager at Fairfax.

Since being appointed as Trust Estate and Facilities Manager his areas of responsibilities within the Trust include H&S, Caretaking staff, Grounds Staff, and overseeing various contracts.