Richard Schofield – Chief Executive, KGA
Secondary Academy Lead
Richard Schofield has a wealth of school leadership experience. He is one of the few head teachers to have led a school serving one of the most disadvantaged catchment areas in the country through four successive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspections.
Chief Financial Officer
Rebecca is a chartered management accountant with extensive experience in both the commercial and schools sectors. She is the finance manager of Lyndhurst Junior School and the chief financial officer for the MAT.
Director of Leadership & Coaching
Di is an expert strategic leader and change manager with 40 years experience in the public service sector. She had an outstanding career as a school head before joining the Training and Development Agency to implement key national reforms across the South East of England.
Director of Primary
Richard is the former Director of Primary Education for the SSAT and is also a highly experienced and successful Primary School Headteacher. Richard has considerable experience of school improvement and support work across England as a National Leader of Education.
David has extensive experience of school finance. He has advised schools, school groups, local education authorities, academies and free schools on all matters of financial management. He is asked to act as a ‘trouble shooter’ on financial issues.
Dame Sylvia Morris
Standards and Quality Assurance – Primary
Sylvia is the former outstanding primary head teacher of the Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overy in Southwark. Sylvia has considerable experience of supporting schools as a National Leader of Education and has been instrumental in providing fast turnaround support to schools in London and the South East. She also has extensive experience of school governance.
Primary School Improvement Lead
Keith is the highly experienced Headteacher of an “Outstanding” South East London Primary School with considerable experience of school support and improvement work. Keith is also a designated National Leader of Education.
New School Development (Operational Lead)
Gareth is recognised for his expertise in education transformation, design of learning spaces, school leadership and leading a wide range of projects. As a leading education specialist and independent advisor with 30 years experience, Gareth brings a wealth of knowledge and a dynamic approach to all areas of education.
Standards & Quality Assurance
Penny was until very recently an HMI with considerable experience of school improvement and standards. Penny is a highly experienced inspector, inspecting schools throughout the UK and around the world.
Innovation & Technology (SEND)
Hannah has extensive experience in the strategic national integration of ICT in learning. She has led several of the UK’s largest leadership programmes at the National College for School Leadership (NCSL), including the highly successful Strategic Leadership of ICT (SLICT) and Building Schools for the Future programmes.
Standards and Academy Improvement/Development Support
Debbie’s school leadership, as both a Head teacher and Executive Head teacher, has consistently been judged as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. She is a National Leader of Education and was previously a School Improvement Partner, National Challenge Advisor and Consultant Head teacher for the National Strategies Unit.