Our Staff Members are:
David Harris - Chief Executive Officer
David is a National Leader of Education (NLE) and has extensive experience in education. David has over 18 years’ experience in senior leadership in different settings. David has completed the NPQH and the Professional Qualification for Schools Inspectors. David is a highly experienced Lead Inspector and this knowledge enables David to understand the key components of highly effective teaching and learning.
David has been a Headteacher in two different settings. David has taken a school from special measures to good with outstanding features. David works with school leaders to empower them to drive and embed positive change. As an NLE and National Support School David and his team have worked with a large number of schools, locally and nationally, to improve outcomes and build leadership capacity. David’s current school is graded outstanding and his leadership was recently described as ‘innovative, passionate and inspirational’.
David has a passion for running and has completed a couple of marathons, including the London Marathon. When David is not running he enjoys watching and coaching rugby.
David is the CEO of Engage Enrich Excel Academies and is working with the board to build a primary trust built on trust, support and corporate responsibility. David is passionate about education and is passionate about improving the hopes and dreams of every child, employee and family connected with EEEA.
Melanie Bark - Chief Operating Officer
Melanie has worked in Education supporting the business functions for the past twelve years. She is experienced in providing support to School Business Managers, Bursars, Finance Managers and Head teachers. Melanie is proficient at the management of key school functions including Finance, HR, and Premises and is a member of the senior leadership team with strong relationship management skills.
She provides support to all Head teachers across the MAT developing and producing policies and ensuring we are compliant with all government regulations
Melanie helped convert Ravenscote Junior school to an academy and helps with the efficient conversion process of schools into the trust.
She has completed the Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and to update her knowledge of Academy’s has undertaken the Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies (CIPFA) and Level 7 Certificate in School Finance and Operational Leadership.
Stephanie Legge - Central Finance Manager
Stephanie has worked in Education supporting the business functions for the past nine years.
She is experienced in providing support to School Business Managers, Bursars, Finance Managers and Head teachers. Stephanie is proficient at the management school Finance functions
She works alongside the Chief Operating Officer running the central finance function. As Trust Finance Manager she is responsible for consolidating accounts for the Trustees and Auditors. She provides support to the School Business Managers across the MAT in producing their budgets and monthly reporting.
She has completed the Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and Certificate in Financial Reporting for Academies (CIPFA) and to update her knowledge of Academy’s accounting she is currently studying to become a Chartered Public Sector Finance Accountant.