Barnsole Primary Trust

Trust Team

SEAN MCKEOWN – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Sean has worked within the education sector since 2001. Prior to this he had a successful career in sales and marketing. Sean brings over six years of experience as a Primary Headteacher and also has experience working in secondary education. Sean is a registered Ofsted Inspector. His area of expertise is Leadership and Management and he has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation. He has a passion for developing leaders across the primary phase and the raising of achievement for all pupils.

  

LEANDA ARNOLD – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Leanda Arnold is the Chief Financial Officer for Barnsole Primary Trust. She contributes to the corporate, strategic and operational leadership management of the trust. In particular Leanda is responsible for leading the Trust’s finance team, accounting and delivering a financial strategy to support the Trust’s objectives. Leanda  has played a significant role in modernising systems and processes which contributed to the Barnsole Primary School outstanding Ofsted judgment in March 2016.  Leanda has successfully completed the Certificate of School Business Management qualification.  She has now completed the Level 7 Certificate in School Financial and Operational Leadership which has been developed by CIPFA and NASBM.

Louise Mitchell - Finance Manager

Louise is the Finance Manager for Barnsole Primary Trust, with over 3 years’ experience in Education Finance. Prior to this she worked in corporate Finance in the City of London. Louise is responsible for the day to day running of the finance function within the Trust, including implementing robust financial procedures and maintaining oversight of budgets to ensure the best possible use of funds for the benefit of all pupils. She has recently completed the Level 7 Certificate in School Financial and Operational Leadership which has been developed by CIPFA and NASBM.

Keiran Humphreys - Finance Assistant

Keiran was appointed as Finance Assistant of Barnsole Primary Trust in January 2018. He has four years’ experience of working in Administration and Finance within the education sector.  Kieran’s main role is to efficiently process orders and invoices for all schools within the Trust and he is also responsible for maintaining and updating the Trust’s Asset Register.  In June 2019, Keiran will commence: Level 4 School Business Apprenticeship.

 

 

 

 

Philippa Barnes - Human Resources officer

Philippa looks after HR for all schools in the Trust. Prior to this, Philippa has a wealth of experience as the Business Support Officer at Danecourt School and transferred her skills to the central Trust team upon their conversion in to the Trust on 1st April 2018. She is responsible for the day to day running of the HR function within the Trust, including Safer Recruitment, staff absence management and ensuring all HR policies are followed consistently. Philippa’s next project will be to ensure that as a Trust we are offering the best possible package to all staff.

 

Amanda pearce - Human Resources officer

Amanda is HR Officer at Barnsole Primary Trust, providing support across all schools. Prior to joining the Trust, Amanda worked in payroll and HR for over 20 years for both public and private sector organisations. Amanda’s main responsibilities include: providing guidance and support to managers and staff on HR policies and procedures, monitoring and managing staff absence and overseeing the recruitment process, including safer recruitment. The HR priorities for the year will see Amanda work on the Trust employment offer and undertake a review of current HR processes. 

 

 

Rachelle Stevens - Clerk to the Board of Trustees

Rachelle is the Clerk to the Board of Trustees and Company Secretary at Barnsole Primary Trust.  Rachelle has worked within the education sector for the last 10 years, prior to this she worked in the International Software industry.  Her management roles varied from Quality Manager (BS EN ISO 9001 and TickIT), Finance, Human Resources, Office Manager and PA to the CEO.

 

Rachelle provides the Board with advice on governance, constitutional and procedural matters. As Company Secretary, Rachelle is responsible for ensuring the Trust is managed in accordance with the Companies Act 2006 and the Articles of Association.

Nicola Eckersall - Data Protection officer

Nicola is the Data Protection Officer (DPO) for Barnsole Primary Trust, acting as the point of contact for all data access, privacy and data security queries. Nicola spent a decade as an Administrative Officer for the Ministry of Defence, most recently in Information Standards and Records Management. She ensures data held within the Trust is of the highest level of compliance with GDPR, Trust Policies and the Data Protection Act, 2018.

sarah ryan - early years improvement lead (SLE)

Sarah has strategic responsibility for Trust wide Early Years school improvement. Sarah has a twenty five years of experience working in the primary phase.  She is a Specialist Leader in Education for Early Years and is passionate about our youngest children getting the very best start to their education. She has experience of working in a variety of teams, both within the maintained primary sector and in supporting the private, voluntary and independent sector to improve the quality of provision for young children.  She is committed to empowering others to lead and be the voice for high quality Early Years education.