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Dedicated staff, committed to delivering educational excellence
Gavin BallChief 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 Operating Officer
Keith PerryChief 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.
Trust Finance Manager
Nicola WindridgeTrust Finance Manager Nicola joined the Trust in September 2017. Nicola manages the finances across all schools in the Trust.
Director of Teaching and Learning
Sarah HobbsDirector of Teaching and Learning Sarah joined the Trust in 2018, leading the School Improvement Team which supports groups, Headteachers and schools to help them improve and grow.
Trust Inclusion Manager
Fran BowlerTrust Inclusion Manager Fran joined the Trust in December 2019, to look at Inclusion and alternative provision for vulnerable students in the Trust, in addition to managing Kings' alternative provision centre.
Trust Data Manager
Lisa FairchildTrust 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.
Trust IT Manager
Chris OakleyTrust 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 Finance Officer
Lynette BlacklockTrust Finance Officer Lynette joined the Trust in September 2018 and provides direct support to many of the First Schools as their Finance Officer.
Trust Projects Officer
Sam Kail-DykeTrust Projects Officer Sam joined the Trust in December 2019 to provide key administrative support for the Trust in its development and growth and managing the Trust website and social media
Ali LuckinsTAS Coordinator Ali joined the Trust in May 2017 and coordinates Team Around the School (TAS) for the Cheddar Valley, enabiling shared conversations about young people schools may be worried about so that early help can be sought.
Becki PearceExecutive Assistant Becki joined the Wessex Learning Trust in June 2019 to provide administration support as well as coordinating meetings dates and events for the Chief Executive.
School Business Manager