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Executive Committee

Executive Committee consists of all the Headteachers and senior colleagues within The Hope Learning Community Trust. It is responsible for the day to day management of all academies and for providing strategic leadership for the Trust.

It consists of:

  • Gary Smith: Executive Headteacher and Chief Executive Officer
  • Julian Cochrane: Headteacher, Southview School
  • Ruth Whitehead: Head of School, Market Field School
  • Adam Dean: Head of School, Chatten Free School
  • Duncan Thomas: Head of College, Market Field College
  • Kim McWilliam: School Improvement Lead

Education Committee

Leadership Team

Responsible for monitoring progress and raising standards across all HLC academies. Lead key groups of staff to provide the support and challenge to all schools in order to continually raise standards.

  • Gary Smith, Chief Executive Officer
  • Kim McWilliam, School Improvement Lead
  • Julian Cochrane, Headteacher, Southview School
  • Ruth Whitehead, Head of School, Market Field School
  • Adam Dean, Head of School, Chatten Free School
  • Duncan Thomas, Head of College, Market Field College

Operational Team

Central Team

Consists of a group of centrally employed staff responsible for key operational services within the Hope Learning Community

  • Gary Smith, Chief Executive Officer
  • Katherine Sullivan, Clerk to Trustees
  • Justine Berkeley, Trust Finance Officer (outsourced to SBM services)

Finance

Leading a team of colleagues in ensuring robust financial management across the trust.

  • Justine Berkeley, Trust Finance Officer
  • Sarah Cox, Finance Officer, Market Field School and College
  • Julie Cornell, Business Manager, Southview School

 

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