Tracy Cockram - Executive Principle and Accounting Officer
Tracy graduated from Bishop Grosseteste College in 2000 with a BA (Hons) and QTS. She has taught in four different schools which have varied in size and catchment, allowing her to develop and further enhance her teaching and leadership skills in different settings; Tracy has been part of the Senior Leadership Team in a large Church school, a Deputy Head, a Head of School and Headteacher. She has always taken her own professional development seriously, having been part of the first cohort for Future Leaders and Heading for Headship, completing numerous courses and reading for the role of SENCo which she has held for thirteen years in three schools and having gained NPQH in December 2007.
Andrew Clarke - Deputy Executive principal
After graduating from Staffordshire University with a BA (Hons), Andy went on to take part in the CfBT Graduate Teaching Programme (GTP) in 2005 achieving qualified teacher status (QTS) at the end of that academic year. Has taught in two different schools which have varied in size and catchment, allowing him to develop and further enhance teaching and leadership skills in different settings. Whilst at his first school, Andy was fortunate enough to obtain a secondment working for the local authority as a teaching and learning consultant. During the initial stage of his career, he continued with his professional development by engaging in masters-level research by being part of the Primary Mathematics Specialist (MaST) programme and achieved a post-graduate certificate. Throughout his career, Andy has been part of the Senior Leadership Team, a Deputy Head, a Head of School and Headteacher. Throughout these posts, he has continued to work on professional development by being part of the Future Leaders programme in 2011 and having gained NPQH in June 2015.
Sean Westaway - Chair of Infinity Academies Trust
Governor since 2004, Chair of Governors since 2006. Involved with Infinity since 2014, strong record of improving governance. Provided support to a newly appointed Chair with governance in general and also during that school’s conversion to an academy. Designated as a National Leader of Governance and is trained to carry out External Reviews of Governance (ERG). Sean is also the alliance governor representative on the Kyra Teaching School Alliance Steering Committee and a Community MAT Champion for the National Governors Association. After 23 years in the Royal Air Force, he is now a Aircraft Airworthiness team leader for a large international engineering consultancy company.
Melanie Standbrook- Vice-Chair of Infinity Academies Trust
A School Governor at Spilsby Primary School for three years taking on the role of Chair of Governors in 2015. Present throughout the schools conversion to become an academy and now a Director of Infinity Academies Trust. A Police Officer for fourteen plus years working in various sectors within the organisation and taking numerous courses for the specified roles. Hugely passionate about working collaboratively within the education sector and in partnership with other emergency services and organisations. An advocate for Trauma risk management, peer support and an effective coach and mentor.
For the past 15 years my husband & I have run a historical artifact reproduction business. Living and working in three different counties has enabled me to engage with many different approaches to improving educational establishments. This is why I see the benefits of being part of a cross- county Academy trust. As a family we moved to the county of Lincolnshire 10 years ago. Our three children are each at different stages within the education system. This is my third term of office as a parent governor at Gipsey Bridge Academy; supporting the school through many strategic changes; at the centre of which the children will always remain. It is an exciting developmental time to be involved with education and our local governing body look forward to working with other schools within the MAT, sharing resources to further enhance our schools development.
B.Sc., B.A., PGCE. I have a diverse educational background, and am approaching the end of my career as a classroom teacher of Mathematics. This stretches back over most of the last thirty eight years.I have been a Governor at Gipsey Bridge since 2011, and a trustee from the Academy Trust’s inception in early 2013. I have previously served on the governing body of Boston Grammar School for six years and also been involved in leadership of voluntary organisations. I am very much interested in matters of individual motivation and clarity of ethos of individual establishments.
I have worked within the community since leaving school in 1999. I trained with Rotherham Youth Service and worked alongside the Children’s Society in compiling a national charter that recognises the needs and rights of a child in the workplace. I spent 7 years working for Linkage Community Trust as an Independence Tutor; caring and providing education for young people with SEN or learning disabilities. I have spent time in Poland & Slovenia, teaching in schools about British culture, values and language. I have been the manager at the New Life Centre now for 5 years where we provide support to the local community in the form of youth provision, mental health support and sign posting, SEN social evenings, debt management, counselling and much more. We have a good link with Spilsby Primary Academy where I meet with the school mentor once a week in supporting the needs of families within our community.
A serving Police Officer who for a large part of my career has spent time working with neighborhood teams working within local schools with the children, teachers, Governors, social workers and other external bodies. A mentor and tutor to both new, serving police and volunteers. A former career allowed me to obtained finance qualifications working within a finance department of a large local accountancy firm .
Juli Coney - Chief Finance Officer
17 years’ experience working in the same school with a change in role to SBM upon conversion to Academy status on 1 February 2013. Qualifications include CSBM and DSBM. Since September 2015 maintained accounts for the MAT. From 1 February 2016 taken on additional role of MAT Chief Finance Officer.