Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer: Amanda Johnston
Amanda manages the strategic operations of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust (P&WDAT) in achieving their objectives and to facilitate local networks of excellence.
This work includes: working directly with academies and others to recommend and/or commission academy-specific interventions, providing aspects of school improvement support, the full recruitment process for appointing new Principals, pastoral support, affirmation and ‘on-the-spot’ advice or referral as appropriate, negotiating Service Level Agreements, the creation of all strategic plans, policies and the overall co-ordination of the academies programme for both dioceses.
Telephone: 02392 899682
Academies Finance Manager and Chief Financial Officer: Lynne Govus
Lynne co-ordinates all central financial aspects of the P&WDAT's work with academies.
This includes: Ensuring a programme of external audit and completion of statutory accounts has been set, ensuring year end files are collated and submitted to the auditors, submitting returns to the DfE, EFA, Companies House, Charities Commission and Information Commissioner, strategic and financial planning such as preparing monthly reports and an annual financial report to Directors, financial benchmarking, exchequer services and supporting academies in making capital (CIF) and other bids in order to enhance their funding streams.
Lynne undertakes regular internal audits in the areas of HR, finance and personnel and is the main point of liaison between the academies and Trust HR provider.
Telephone: 02392 899666 or 01962 737314
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
Company Secretary: Julie Stirling
Julie 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.
Telephone: 02392 899680
The Trust employs the services of consultants to support the school improvement agenda and Principal performance management process.
School improvement services are currently provided by IMPS ED: http://imps-ed.co.uk/ in conjunction with work undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer.
Service Level agreements are in place for a number of services and are detailed more fully in the centrally retained partnership agreement. A copy of this document can be made available upon request and is available to all existing Trust academies in the Resources section of the website.
All other members of the central Diocesan Education Team support key aspects of the Trust's work, including Admissions, Buildings, Land and Governance and can be contacted by following this link: https://www.portsmouth.anglican.org/contact-education/