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Welcome to EMAT

East Midlands Academy Trust currently sponsors five primary academies with two in Milton Keynes and three in Northampton, a secondary school in Oundle and a new Free School in Northampton.
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Chief Executive & Accounting Officer

Joshua Coleman

With a lifelong commitment to facilitating the best outcomes for children, Joshua has worked across the education sector at senior level for over 20 years.

Finance and Operations Director & Chief Financial Officer

Paul Wheeler

Paul joined EMLC Academy Trust in January 2018. His background is in finance having previously worked at director level in international mass manufacturing; engineering and construction and as finance director in SME companies in the UK.

HR Business Partner

Hena Mahmood

Hena is an experienced project manager and is an accredited PRINCE2 practitioner.

Head of School Development and Effectiveness

Katy Russell

Katy leads on school-to-school support for the Trust to spread effective practice and foster strong collaboration.

Estates Manager

Stuart Sams

Stuart joined EMLC Academy Trust in May 2018 and brings over 25 years’ experience in risk and facilities management.

Head of Governance

Carole Kirby

Carole was previously a local authority governor support advisor supporting local schools on all issues of governance, including: planning and facilitating workshops for governors; creating a Head teacher recruitment pack for governors; organising an annual governance conference, writing a governors’ newsletter and strengthening good governance principles across the county.

PR and Communications Manager

Joni Ager

As an experienced journalist and award-winning PR professional, Joni brings a wealth of experience in media relations, stakeholder management, social media and crisis communications.

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