Fiona's role is to take the strategic lead and overall responsibility for the delivery of the vision for academy work in the Portsmouth and Winchester dioceses, through the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust. In her role as CEO, she articulates the vision, values and ethos for the P&WDAT and inspires and empowers others to share in achieving it. She is accountable and takes responsibility for the performance of all academies within the Trust and is committed to creating the optimum opportunities and potential for all children and staff across the Trust. Fiona is also currently working as the Principal of St Blasius Academy on the Isle of Wight.
The 'day job' includes: supporting Principals to focus on teaching and learning, working directly with academies and others to recommend and/or commission academy-specific interventions, providing aspects of school improvement support and training, the full recruitment process for appointing new Principals and Trust officers, dealing with safeguarding and child protection issues, Admissions appeals, pastoral support, affirmation and ‘on-the-spot’ advice or referral as appropriate, negotiating Service Level Agreements and the creation of all strategic plans and policies for the Trust Board.
Telephone: 02392 899682
Sandra works in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver the vision of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust and the Diocesan vision for education. She provides strategic educational leadership. She is currently working most days in St Columba Academy to add capacity to the Leadership team and to enable improved opportunities for all pupils with additional needs.
Sandra's other responsibilities include supporting local governance, coaching middle leaders, responding to day to day queries,regular liaison with the academy Principals and senior staff and writing and revising statutory policies. Sandra also deputising for the CEO if requested to do so.
Telephone: 02392 899669
Academies Finance Assistant: Neil Carroll
Neil supports the Academies Finance Manager with the central financial aspects of the P&WDAT's work with academies.
This includes: Closure of month end accounts and supporting production of Management accounts, collation of VAT returns. Assisting with annual budget process and submitting returns to DfE. Undertaking supplier payments, maintaining accounting records, including payroll journals, submissions to TPS, and supporting academies staff on finance related matters.
Telephone: 02392 899689
The Company Secretary is responsible for developing agendas for full P&WDAT Trust Board meetings (in liaison with the Chief Executive Officer and Chair), notifying members and auditors of agendas and related documents for Board meetings, coordinating board meetings, taking minutes of full board meetings, circulating the minutes, maintaining statutory registers (including the single central register) and notifying changes, providing copies of resolutions and agreements and supplying copies of company accounts as requested.