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Trust Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team has corporate responsibility for the overall formulation and implementation of strategies and policies approved by the Directors.  It comprises the Chief Executive Officer, Head of Finance and Operations and the Headteacher/Head of School from each school.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

THE CEO’s role is to support the substantive Headteacher and Head of School in their role and to assist in the development of staff across the schools and identify ways in which the Trust can facilitate, provide and develop school improvement.  Is responsible for the day to day operation of the Trust and is accountable to the Directors.  The CEO will lead the strategic and operational development of the Teaching School Alliance and work alongside the NQT leads of each alliance school within the Trust.

Head of Finance and Operations

The Head of Finance and Operations will report directly to the CEO of the Academy Trust.  They will be part of the Senior Leadership Team at Trust level and will be expected to work in collaboration with senior leaders across the Trust.  The core purpose of the role is to strategically lead and manage the business innovation and financial aspects of the schools and will play a significant role in meeting the needs of other schools that may consider joining the Trust in the future.

HR Director

Reporting directly to the CEO of the Academy Trust, the HR Director is part of the Senior Leadership Team at Trust level and will provide strategic HR guidance and support to senior leaders and Headteachers across the Trust. The HR Director will also provide HR guidance on day to day matters of a more complex nature and will support the Trust when schools join the Trust in the future.

School Improvement and Development Lead (SIDL)

To support the CEO with school improvement and Trust development. The SIDL leads the Merrylands Teacher Training Partnership, overseas NQT recruitment and development, line manages Trust educational support staff, mentors new Head Teachers and leads the Trust leadership pathways training.

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