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 is now studying for 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.

Philippa Barnes - HR

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.