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Central Team

Expertise. And Headspace.

A great Central Team provides the backbone to the Trust, allowing our schools to draw upon real expertise in Education, Finance, HR, Estates Management, Compliance, Marketing, Governance and General administration. The benefits are manifold: Sharing best practice, economies of scale, commercial acumen, statutory and regulatory compliance, people planning and robust accountability - all add so much to overall school performance. Crucially, they also create much needed headspace for our school leaders, so that they can focus much more readily on teaching, learning and pastoral care.

 

Andrew Moorhouse

Chief Executive Officer

Before joining the Trust, Andrew was Operations Director for Cognita Schools Europe, one of the world’s largest providers of independent education. Previously, he was the commercial lead at North Bridge House in Hampstead and worked in contemporary music education for Tech Music Schools (now BIMM London). He has gained significant experience in each phase of the UK education system from EYFS and Primary to Secondary, FE and HE. In these roles, he has devoted himself to maximising both the potential of each school, as well as the life chances of the children and young people in his care.

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Malcolm Gray

Chief Financial Officer

Malcolm qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and worked in General Practice and Audit for 30 years before selling his Practice in 2018. Malcolm joined The Primary First Trust in April 2018, bringing with him a wealth of experience in both commercial and not for profit organisations. Malcolm is particularly keen to establish efficient methods of operation to maximise cost savings thereby enabling more funds to be utilised in the enhancement of the education of the pupils of the Trust.

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Lorna Hamilton

Education Director

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Sheena Hamilton

Education Director

Sheena has been teaching for 32 years in in schools across Bexley, Greenwich and Medway. In her role as Head Teacher of two schools, both of which she took on whilst they were in difficulty, she made highly effective use of strategic leadership in order to secure sustainable improvements in two very different localities. This involved taking account of the context of the schools and the communities they served. As a result of the far-reaching and sustainable changes that she implemented, both schools have achieved a grading of good with outstanding features in their subsequent Ofsted inspections.

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Kerry Riley

Facilities Lead

Kerry has worked in education for over 20 years. After a period of teaching IT in adult education, Kerry joined Mayplace Primary School in 2000 to support the development of ICT from both a technical perspective and in the classroom.

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Hardeep Hullait

HR Lead

 

Sarah Thompson

PA to CEO

Sarah joined The Primary First Trust when it was set up in November 2013, transferring from its first school, The Barnehurst Federation, with the founding CEO.

Sarah’s role has developed and grown over the last few years and as well as performing the PA role to the CEO and Clerking for the Trust Board, she also manages the Trust website and social media platforms, organises Trust conferences and Inset days and undertakes office management and administration for the Central Team.

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People

We have very talented people who work at The Primary First Trust. We'd love to hear from you.

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Strategic Plan

The Primary First has a clear vision for its schools and an overall Strategic Plan that provides strong direction and intense focus.

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Governance

Our approach to governance is straightforward. Our Governors give us so much - invaluable experience, relatable professional expertise and time.

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Key Documents

Now the statutory bit.

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Vision and Values

The Primary First Trust. Visionary leaders in Primary Education.

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About Us

Welcome to Primary First, a Trust that truly celebrates and nurtures the diversity and distinctiveness of its partner schools.

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Portfolio

We believe in the power of culture to drive performance. Get the culture right and the work tends to take care of itself.

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Portfolio

We believe in the power of culture to drive performance. Get the culture right and the work tends to take care of itself.

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School Development

Whole School. Whole Child.

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Leadership

Our innovative approach to education leadership is rooted in a simple belief: We grow stronger by working together. We are a schools Group - and not just a group of schools.

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Why choose Primary First?

The Primary First Trust holds itself and its primary-based learning solutions to the highest of standards. We work directly with schools to implement our mutually supportive framework.

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Primary First Education

At Primary First, it's a non-negotiable that for a school to become truly successful in the community they serve, they must retain, enhance and develop their own unique character and ethos.

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IT

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Wellbeing

With the wellbeing and IT specialisms of our schools both nationally and internationally recognised, we are proud to offer a range of consultancy services to schools and trusts beyond Primary First.

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CPD

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Performance

We have an excellent track record of developing and improving primary schools. Since joining us and becoming academies, all our schools have attained the ofsted rating of 'Good with Outstanding Features', or above.

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Education

No Tablets of Stone, Freedom to Grow.

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Education

At The Primary First, a school will be successful in the community they serve, they must retain, enhance, and develop their own unique character and ethos.

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How to Join Us

To the Next Level. And Beyond

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How to Join Primary First

Joining a Multi-Academy Trust can seen a big step. Dauting even. It needn't be. Our role is to make the process simple, clear and transparent.

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Why Choose Us?

The Primary First Trust holds itself and it's primary-based learning solutions to the highest of standards.

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Headteachers

To be a Headteacher is to take on one of the most demanding leadership roles in the modern world today.

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Associates

The Primary First Trust identifies talented practitioners, known as Associates, to share best practice across the Trust.

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Teachers

Education is simply unrivalled as a force for good in the social, emotional, cultural and economic health of a nation.

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Development

Whole School. Whole Child.

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Connect With Us

If you have any questions, we'd be delighted to help. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Vision and Ethos

Happy Culture. Great Results

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Partners

Getting Stronger Together.

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Values

Shared Values. It's how we work.

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Trustees

Quality. Assurance & Accountability.

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The Primary First Trust Limited is a company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England and Wales number 08738750 and an Exempt Charity

Registered Address: The White House, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend DA11 0DY

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