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Meet The Team

Meet the Central Team

Picture 1 Rozalyn Thomson, GLT Director, Accounting Officer
Picture 2 Sarah Mitchell, Director of Education
Picture 3 Clara Walker, Chief Operating Officer
Picture 4 Moira Cummins, Chief Finance Officer
Picture 5 Chris Honey, Estates and Facilities Manager
Picture 6 Nicola Tomlin, GLT Business Manager
Picture 7 Lesley Stevens, Finance Team Manager
Picture 8 Kirsty Needham, Challenge and Support Partner

Great Learners Trust Central Team


The schools within the Great Learners Trust are supported by a central team, who assist in the following areas:

  • Academy conversion process

  • Finance budget planning and monitoring

  • HR, pay & personnel matters

  • Marketing and income generation

  • Governance and compliance

  • Procurement of services

  • Premises management

  • IT infrastructure

  • School improvement and CPD


Board of Trustees

The Trustees oversee the Great Learners Trust. They are accountable for the performance and success of all the GLT schools.


Their key roles are:

  1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust

  2. Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the GLT and its pupils, and the performance management of staff

  3. Overseeing the financial performance of the GLT and making sure its money is well spent

  4. Ensuring compliance with government and ESFA requirements, company law and charity law.


They work with the Local Governing Boards to ensure the continued success of all academies within the Trust.  The Board of Trustees delegates many of its functions to each academy’s Local Governing Board.


For further detail about the Trustees of the Great Learners Trust click here


The Members

The Members are akin to the shareholders of a company. They have ultimate control over the organisation. The Great Learners Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee. The Members monitor the work of the Trust Board to ensure that it is upholding the vision and values of the Trust. Members have a range of powers, including to sign and amend the articles, appoint and remove Trustees, and receive the annual accounts


For further detail about the Members of the Great Learners Trust click here

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