Our approach


At Hamwic Education Trust we aim to innovate the way that our schools are run, and we provide the right expertise and services to support them. Central to all of this is the child and their needs to grow and develop for the future. Find out more about our vision and values.

The benefits of joining as an academy school:

  • Utilisation of local expertise
  • CPD and training opportunities for staff across the multi-academy trust
  • Highly trained staff including an experienced advisory team, national and specialist leaders of education working with schools to raise standards, monitor progress and attainment for individual schools and across all phases
  • Provision of managed services to support school business functions including finance, HR, H&S and IT solutions
  • Qualified staff ensuring statutory compliance requirements are met
  • Maximising best value by using economies of scale in the procurement process
  • Implementation of proven governance structures
  • Experienced academy conversion team
  • A collective responsibility for academic excellence in the community
  • Procurement of shared services providing lower costs for schools within the MAT

Our Managed Services Team

The Managed Services Team is at the centre of our delivery as a multi-academy trust. They are talented and committed professionals who provide their knowledge, experience and skills to help drive our schools and the Trust forward.

Executive Team

Robert Farmer


Gemma Carr

Deputy CEO

Russell Slatford (Joining Jan 1st 2023)

Deputy CEO

Extended Executive Team

Sean Preston

Chief Financial Officer

Christine Bulmer

Standards Officer

Abbie Wilkinson

Standards Officer

Donna Fox

Standards Officer

Julie Turvey

Standards Officer


Matt Ankers

Finance Manager

Claire Dooks

Finance Manager

Emily Marshall

Finance Manager

Emma Brighton

Trust Finance Officer

Teaching & Learning

Michelle Williams

Strategic Lead EYFS & PP

Claire Shaw

Education Access Officer

Colin Flanagan

Strategic Lead Curriculum

Stuart Bonney

Strategic Lead Behaviour & SEND

Ruth Davies

Safeguarding and Attendance Officer

Human Resources

Beverley Collins

Head of HR

Blaire Edwards

Senior HR Manager

Lesley Meakin

HR Manager

Sharon Powley

HR Manager

Joanne Jones

HR Assistant


Nikki Thorne

Head of Estates

Mark Hannibal

Estates Officer

Justin Etheridge

Estates Officer


Jai Solanki

Head of IT

Jamie Haustead

Systems Manager

Tom Roberts

Infrastructure Manager

Daniel Blades

Weston Schools IT Manager

Andrew Thomas

IT Technician

Russell Hack

IT Technician

Business Support

Louise Newman

Head of Governance and Compliance

Karen Chafe

Admin Officer (Business)

Lucy Farmer

Admin Assistant