Leadership & our team
Chief Executive (CEO)
Jeannie was formerly the CEO of Willows, having been a headteacher of two schools prior to taking up this post. She has also worked for the local authority as an Associate School Improvement advisor and conducts inspections of schools for Ofsted.
Jeannie has worked closely with other schools as a Local Leader in Education, coaching and mentoring and supporting school improvement within the local area. She has also worked with the education authority in Cape Town in South Africa as part of the International Leadership programme, supporting school leaders to develop a creative and innovative curriculum and assessment procedures.
Teaching and Learning
Chief Operations Officer
Governance Coordinator and Clerk to the Board
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Jake Richardson is our Chief Financial Officer. Jake has experience at a senior level within both the education and private sectors.
He can be contacted by email: email@example.com
Meet our Board of Trustees
ONE Academy Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees who are accountable to the Department for Education (DfE) and have overall responsibility and ultimate decision-making authority for all the work of the trust, including the establishing and running of the academies operated by the trust.
Dr Pip Dean - Chair of Board of Directors
Pip has worked for the NHS for over twenty years and is an efficiency project manager. She is experienced in handling large budgets, analysing data and delivering efficiency standards. Pip has previous experience of being a governor at a school in Toton.
Andy is a Principal Engineer and Technical Specialist at Rolls-Royce and a director at Willows Academy Trust. He is a Chartered Electronics Engineer who has had many different roles in his 20+ years with Rolls-Royce, ranging from design, project management, leadership, research, front line customer support, subcontractor management and process improvement to his current role in governance. He has broad technical and practical knowledge and skills. Andy is also a governor at Shardlow Primary Academy.
Andy has lived in the area since graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2003. He has worked in Financial Services since then in a variety of roles across analytics, project delivery, business development and a range of marketing disciplines.
He is currently a senior manager within a marketing department, responsible for data analysis and market research. He lives in Sawley with his wife and two boys who attend schools within the trust. He joined the board in May 2019 as he was keen to find way to contribute to the success of the academy trust.
Kim has worked within the corporate environment as a senior HR executive and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding human resources which will be invaluable to the trust.
Kim is passionate about the education sector and understands the challenges faced by schools in ensuring pupils reach their full potential. She is keen to provide practical support to leaders by providing help where possible.
Meet our Members
Our members are the guardians of the governance of the trust and have the role of ensuring that the trust's charitable object is carried out. They are responsible for agreeing the trust's articles of association and ensuring that the directors are fulfilling their governance role.
Samantha Dennis - Member
Samantha has worked in schools since 2000 as a teacher, deputy head teacher and head teacher and currently works in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as Deputy DDE. She has a sound understanding of schools and academies, including analysing data, leading teams and academy finance. Samantha has been part of a steering group for two new Multi Academy Trusts, including Willows Academy Trust, and currently liaises with DfE, Church of England and Nottingham Church led MAT as part of the conversion process. She has a good track record of school improvement, moving her own school from satisfactory to good in one inspection cycle, and now provides support, quality assurance and accountability for primary and secondary schools in the diocese. Samantha is fully conversant in safeguarding and child protection in schools and up to date with all developments in the education sector. She is an officer on the Southwell and Nottingham Board of Education and the Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust. Until joining Willows' Trustees she had been a governor for 15 years.
Graeme is a technical project manager at Rolls Royce and is experienced in working to deadlines, budgets and analysing and interpreting data. Graeme’s children attended Shardlow Primary School and he has previously been a governor at Shardlow school.
Dale is an independent consultant working in the field of EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) and sustainability.
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