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Welcome toThe Island Learning Trust Grow, Achieve, Succeed

Who's Who

Chief Executive Officer: Debbie Wheeler

Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Ryan Driver

Chief Finance Officer: Jeanette Read

Chair of the Trust Board: Ken Ingleton  Email: inglek02@klz.org.uk

Governance Structure of The Island Learning Trust

MEMBERS (5)

EXPERIENCE

Mrs Davina Savage

4 years’ experience as a governor and now Chair of Governors at Halfway Houses Primary School. Also Chair of the Finance Committee and Payroll Committee.

20 years’ experience in banking, insurance and finance. Currently self-employed. Other skills include project management, accounting, good communication and people management.

Mrs Wendy Chambers

Assistant Vice President in the Investment Banking sector, 20 yrs. experience, including recruitment, man-management,
performance management, accountancy/reconciliations.
Chairman of Minster PTFA 2011-2015
Treasurer of Minster PTFA 2015 to date
Parent Governor of Minster 2013 to date
Skills: Leadership, people management, time management, communication.
Good understanding of finance/accounts and school performance data

Mrs Kate Barton

Operations Manager in the Financial Services industry working for a FTSE 100 partnership company. 15 years business experience across various industries including Pharmaceuticals, Audio and Electronics Manufacturing, IT and Software Development, Healthcare and Charity. Specialist in Data Protection and Information Governance. 3 years as a school governor for Halfway Houses School, previously held position of Chair of Finance Committee.

Skills: Performance Management and Business Process Improvement, Leadership, People Management, Communication. Good understanding of Finance/Accounts and Management Performance Information.

Mrs Clare Walker

 

Nearly 2 years’ experience as a governor at Halfway Houses Primary School and currently a member of the Curriculum Committee and Payroll Committee.
12 years’ experience as a Class Teacher (with Qualified Teacher Status) in a large Primary School. Experienced in teaching pupils through all the Primary School phases: EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Experience of being a Subject leader of R.E. and team member of Science and I.C.T.

Skills: Leadership, people management, time management, communication.
Good understanding of finance, school performance data & T & L.

 

 

TRUSTEES (7)

EXPERIENCE

Mr Kenneth Ingleton (CHAIR)

Retired Company Director and Manager, 30+ years’ experience. School Governor since 1984: 18 years as COG and 20 years as Chair of Finance. Current COG Minster Primary School. Interests include: Local Government, past member and Mayor of Swale Borough Council, now a Parish Councillor with Minster on Sea Parish Council.

Community Facilities as Trustee of Friendship House and of Thistle Hill Community Centre, Member of Minster on Sea Rotary Club and President of Minster WM Club. Education in Local History as Trustee of Minster Gatehouse Museum.

Skills: Performance Management and Business Process Improvement, Leadership, People Management, Communication. Good understanding of Finance/Accounts and Management Performance Information.

Clare Walker

Nearly 2 years’ experience as a governor at Halfway Houses Primary School and currently a member of the Curriculum Committee and Payroll Committee.
12 years’ experience as a Class Teacher (with Qualified Teacher Status) in a large Primary School. Experienced in teaching pupils through all the Primary School phases: EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Experience of being a Subject leader of R.E. and team member of Science and I.C.T.

Skills: Leadership, people management, time management, communication.
Good understanding of finance, school performance data & T & L.

Lee Glover

An ambitious and enthusiastic professional that established a HR consultancy as of 1 May 2017 and has former employer DS Smith Plc as a client. He worked for DS Smith for almost 35 years and has had success in pressure situations and managing the difficult. He have extensive experience within a large European multisite company with in-depth expertise in business turnaround through people change and the management of large capital projects. He developed people strategy to manage change and reduce cost and is Human Resource Professional with a wide range of experience in the continuous manufacturing, logistics and leisure environments. Lee has outstanding general management skills including the ability to

manage, develop and motivate people to achieve their objectives. He can also set, manage and control budgets.

Lee’s main responsibilities were to manage employee relations to avoid issue with local and external employee representatives, provide customer service to line management, to assist them in achieving objectives through people who are working to set targets, budgets and deadlines. Beyond manufacturing and logistics he gained ten years’ experience of the leisure industry through being chairman of a successful sports and leisure club. The club won a number of prestigious awards. He also worked in Hyde Park in the Summer 2017 as a member of the Festaff Team.

Debbie Wheeler

(CEO of The Island Learning Trust & HT of Minster in Sheppey Primary School)

 

Debbie Wheeler qualified as a teacher 25 years ago, has 16 years’ experience as a highly successful HT across 2 schools, moving both from satisfactory judgements to strongly good judgements. The data at her current school demonstrates pupils achieve outstanding outcomes at the end of each KS.

Debbie is passionate about creating a nurturing, yet ambitious learning environment that enables and challenges our young learners to become the very best they can become: raising aspirations and expectations for young people, families and communities.

Debbie is an active member of the Growth Community of Island Schools, sitting on the Steering Group, the Attendance Steering Group and the Behaviour Strategy Group. For the past 4 years Debbie has lead T&L across a 10 school collaboration.

Debbie has worked as a consultant HT for the local Teaching School Alliance and has also provided mentor support for newly appointed headteachers.

Skills: Leadership, coaching, talent spotting and development, people management, time management, communication, research based T & L, assessment, curriculum innovation, providing high quality CPD
Good understanding of finance/accounts and school performance, data analysis.

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