OUR TEAM

Gavin Ball

Chief Executive Gavin Ball has been Chief Executive of the Wessex Learning Trust since his appointment in September 2017 and is the lead Trust Employee for matters regarding the efficient, effective and compliant management of the Trust.
Chief Executive

Keith Perry

Chief Operating Officer Keith has been the COO since the Trust was instigated in 2016. Keith's primary role is to look after the non-teaching aspects of the Trust.
Chief Operating Officer

Nicola Windridge

Trust Finance Manager Nicola joined the Trust in September 2017. Nicola manages the finances across all schools in the Trust.
Trust Finance Manager

Sarah Hobbs

Director of Teaching and Learning
Director of Teaching and Learning

Zoe Boulton

SEND Lead As well as working the Kings of Wessex Academy, Zoe has an additional role across the Trust as the SEND lead, providing advice and support to Headteachers and other SENco.
SEND Lead

Lisa Fairchild

Data Manager Lisa joined the Trust in September 2019 and collates data across the Trust, as well as managing the data and timetables at both Kings of Wessex and Hugh Sexeys.
Data Manager

Lynette Blacklock

Finance Officer Lynette joined the Trust in September 2018 and provides direct support to many of the First Schools as their Finance Officer.
Finance Officer

Sam Kail-Dyke

Trust Projects Officer Sam joined the Trust in December 2018 to provide key administration support for the Trust in its development and growth.
Trust Projects Officer

Julie Zinkant

Trust Projects Officer Julie joined the Trust in December 2018 to provide key administration support for the Trust in its development and growth.
Trust Projects Officer

Chris Oakley

Trust IT Manager Chris joined the Trust in January 2020 and leads on the Trust’s IT strategy and implementing common software, procurement, and networking solutions across the Trust.
Trust IT Manager

Currently Recruting

HR Manager
HR Manager

Hope, belief and aspiration are
woven through what we do…