St Martin’s Multi Academy Trust

Central Servcies

Our core services

Central Services

St Martin’s Trust provides a range of core services through its central team, which is led by our Executive Leader for Business and Operations. The concept is to take the burden off school leaders so that they can focus on school improvement, the quality of teaching and safeguarding. A dedicated central team keeps school leaders safe. 

For example, school leaders work with the central team to set budgets and monitor spending, but do not get dragged into the detail of budget returns and reporting. Likewise, the central team take the lead on compliance and risk management in a range of areas including estates and data protection . 

Website compliance and policy updates are carried out by the central team so that school leaders can focus on the content of the website and the celebratory aspect of the external face of their school. 

Processes to ensure due diligence, probity and regularity are carried out centrally to empower school staff to focus on teaching and school improvement, as well as to put energy into the development of the individual identity of their school. 

Essentially, school leaders can focus on what matters most: to continually improve teaching in their schools so that their children can thrive. 

View our team members

Central Team

Mr B Davis



Mrs L Martin


Mr E Richards

EXECUTIVE LEADER OF School improvement

Mrs J Garratt

EXECUTIVE LEADER OF School improvement

Mrs H Latchford

Business & OPERATIONS Manager

Miss J Hughes


Mr K Wells-Watson

Finance Officer 

Mr L Haydon

Comms Manager

Mrs S Brooke

Finance Manager

Strategic Priorities

Vision & Values

Governance & Accountability

School Improvement

People & Wellbeing

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