Mrs Annie Wiles       Chief Executive Officer

Annie trained as a primary teacher in the 1980's and has since taught in a range of community and church schools in the
UK, Germany and Cyprus before settling in Kent. She has taught the full age range from 3-18 and TEFL. She was a
Headteacher for 10 years. During this time she became a Director of Shepway Teaching School, one of the first cohort
of Teaching Schools, with responsibility for leading Initial Teacher Training. She was also an LLE before being seconded
to the Diocese of Canterbury part-time during the final 18 months of Headship. Initially this was to oversee school
improvement for the 103 church schools across the Diocese but the role changed to become one of developing the
Multi Academy Trust. Annie was appointed as full-time CEO of the Trust in September 2015.
Ms Marian Scally     Finance & Business Director 

Marian was our first appointment and joined the trust in November 2014. Marian has over twenty years’ experience of
finance and business within education at both primary and secondary level. She was involved in the strategic
implementation of academy status in her previous role and was seconded to the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership as
Interim Business Director to help set up the infrastructure of their multi academy trust. Marian was a School Business
Manager Advocate for the National College for four years and supported schools and individuals across the
South East of England. She has spoken at national conferences and delivered training sessions in finance matters to
aspirant school leaders and business managers. She became a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in 2012
and continues to support individual leaders and schools in their business and financial needs,
particularly exploring different models of financial sustainability and staffing structures.
 
 
 
 
Mr Nicholas Morgan Head of Governance and Estates

Nick Morgan joined us on 1st September 2017 as Head of Governance and Estates.  A familiar face to many members
of our Local Governing Bodies.  Nick was previously employed as a Schools Officer at the Diocese covering
Governance, Admissions, Policy and Services and prior to that as a Governor Support and Development Officer in
KCC. He comes with many years’ experience supporting Governing Bodies in understanding their roles and duties
and more recently in guiding Multi Academy Trusts to better understand their lines of  accountability.
Nick applied for the role because of his involvement in the early days of the Trust and recognising what opportunities
are available by being part of a MAT.  
 
 
Mrs Naomi Jackman   Business Support & Admin Officer
Naomi joined the trust in March 2016. Prior to working in education, she undertook various roles each supporting
finance in the private sector. She joined the Trust having developed significant experience over 8 years in a variety
of school settings. Just prior to joining the Trust team she was employed by Kennington CE Junior Academy
as a Bursar supporting their financial and business management. Her experience and skills in understanding
Academy finances at the front line, particularly during the transitional period of becoming a member of Aquila,
has added significant strength to the team.
She now supports all of our Academies with a multitude of business and finance matters.           
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
 Mrs Tracey Howard Senior Administrator
 
Tracey joined the Trust in February 2017.   Tracey has had a career in administration and secretarial support
spanning more than 20 years and has worked in a variety of highly pressurised environments where outstanding
skills in organisation and time management have been essential in ensuring that deadlines and objectives are met.  
Prior to joining the trust she created and worked as the office manager for Shepway Teaching School Alliance for 5 years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 
 
 Mrs Lorraine Bondzie-Mensah Trust Clerk
 

Lorraine was appointed to the Trust in May 2017 and provides a professional clerking service to a number of

Local Governing Bodies within the Trust.  Her role is to provide advice and support to Governors, ensuring
they are compliant with Ofsted, Education Funding Agency and Trust standards, expectations and requirements. 
Her 13 years’ experience working in support roles within schools ensures the clerking service provides succinct
and compliant agenda and meeting planning, document management including the distribution of all associated
papers and information sharing from the Trust Board to the Local Governing Body. 
 
 
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