Barnsole Primary Trust

Barnsole Primary Trust

Trust Team

nick osborNe – interim CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICEr

       Nick Osborne, CEO of Maritime Academy Trust has been appointed as Interim CEO of Barnsole Primary Trust.  Prior to founding Maritime, Nick was the Executive Head             Teacher of Millennium, Brooklands, and Timbercroft Primary Schools. He is a National Leader of Education. 

       Under Nick’s leadership, Brooklands went from a ‘Satisfactory’ Ofsted rating to ‘Outstanding’ and became a London Gold School, and Millennium went from ‘Requires               Improvement’ to ‘Outstanding’. All three schools' attainment and progress have accelerated rapidly, with the progress at Millennium and Timbercroft being in the top 3%         nationally.  During the most recent Ofsted inspection his leadership was described as exceptional. 

       He is currently also a governor on the Transition Board for Featherby Infants & Juniors Schools and is a governor at his son's school, Hustmere School.




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.

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.