Barnsole Primary Trust


David Bailey

David Bailey (PGCE, BSc) is an experienced Senior Executive/Partner. He has a high degree of business and commercial skills gained in multi-national consultancy including, EY PA Consultancy Group and British Telecom. David has experience of delivering high-risk complex projects and turnarounds whilst working with investors and executives. David brings an innovative approach to problem solving, negotiating, leadership and management. 

Kerry Jordan-Daus

Kerry Jordan-Daus is Head of UK and International Partnerships at Canterbury Christ Church University. She leads on all the Faculty's regional, national and international work, working with Headteachers and Heads of Research, Knowledge Exchange and Consultancy. Kerry’s early career was spent in secondary education teaching history, religious education and sociology in schools in Kent, Sussex and the West Midlands.

Margaret Greenwood

Margaret Greenwood is an experienced Senior Manager. She worked in BT, creating and running a large number of projects. She has financial, HR, service strategy and development skills. Margaret volunteered as a member of the BT Senior Executive Women's Network; she was responsible for pastoral care programmes, supporting graduates. After taking early retirement, Margaret retrained as a primary school teacher. Margaret has Trustee and Chair experience of an Early Years’ Charity.

Mark Hawkridge

Mark Hawkridge is the Managing Partner in a local Gillingham firm of solicitors. Mark is a private client specialist with a wealth of experience; he is also a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Mark is an experienced Trustee in the charity sector.

David Valentine

David Valentine was Chair of Governors of Barnsole Primary School and has been elected as Chair of Barnsole Primary Trust. He has previous experience of school governance and is passionate about improving outcomes for children. David has 27 years experience of banking and financial markets. Working in Dublin and London he rose to senior management in fixed income and has acquired many skills including risk management, statistical and data analysis, budgeting and performance management.

Amy Lingfield

Amy Lingfield is School Partnership Manager for Teach First, South East and South Coast of England. She has a background in public relations and marketing. Amy previously worked for Instinctif Partners, an international business communications consultancy. She joined the Teach First programme in 2009 as a participant and then moved to a leadership role within the organisation. Amy brings a passion for education and is deeply committed to the best personal and educational outcomes for all pupils.


Paulina mcgroarty

Paulina McGroarty is a former Head of the Singapore Exchange’s international office in London, prior to which held senior positions at NASDAQ Stock Exchange.  In all she has 23 years’ experience of helping businesses raise the capital they need to thrive. Passionate about the impact early learning has on later stages of development in children and would like to bring finance skills and international experience to the success of the Trust.