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Trust staff

CEO: Jonathan Digby

Jonathan has spent all his teaching career in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough starting back in 1988 teaching PE at Bassingbourn Village College. He then moved to Stanground College in Peterborough in 1991, initially as the Head of PE and then as Director of Sport, when the school became a Sports College. From there he went to Ramsey Abbey, which became Abbey College, as Deputy Headteacher and was then appointed as the Principal for Sir Harry Smith Community College in 2008. Following the creation of the new Aspire Learning Trust, he was appointed as the CEO in October 2016.

Trust Operations Director: Justine Henderson

Following roles in the banking and water industries, Justine has worked in schools in both Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire supporting their business functions since January 2002.  She spent over three years as School Secretary at Great Staughton Primary School before moving to Steeple Morden Primary School, where she fulfilled the role of Bursar for over five years.  She has spent the last seven and a half years performing the role of School Business Manager at Goldington Academy in Bedford.

Justine was appointed as Trust Operations Director in April 2018 to lead on the strategic operation and management of the Trust estate and finances.

Trust Finance Manager: Carole Taylor

Carole has been the Finance Manager at Sir Harry Smith Community College since January 2010. She has taken on the role of overseeing the finances for the Aspire Learning Trust and ensuring that all three schools deliver the very best value for money in the support of providing the highest quality of education for our pupils and students.

Company Secretary and Clerk to the Trustees: Laura Corcoran

Laura has has been a Clerk for 11 years and gained her accreditation in 2012. Laura has worked with a range of Schools and Academy Trusts in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Northamptonshire. Laura's role is to oversee the compliance of the Trust's Governance and procedural arrangements and to manage all Company's House documents and correspondence. . Laura convenes all Trust meetings and is involved in the recruitment and appointment of new Trustees and Members. Laura also manages the Trust's social media and communications.