Chris the Assistant Business Manager is responsible for co-ordinating the finance for Finham Park MAT.
Chris, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, has been with Finham Park since 2014. He has 10 years of working in finance for non-profit making organisations including British Swimming the governing body for Swimming and De Montfort University.
Jason has worked at Finham Park for 16 years and has been the Senior IT Services Manager for more than three years. Leader of a dedicated team of IT Technicians supporting six schools, with responsibility for conducting appraisals, recognising training requirements of key staff members, supervising and maintaining daily network operations. He provides Level III in-house support to technical staff and end-users, and is a key member of the ICT Management group responsible for formulating a three-year strategic vision.
Jason has emphasis on providing direction and technical leadership for the planning, consulting services, management, and implementation of infrastructure solutions as well as helping to raise IT standards in Coventry by expanding IT support to local education partners.
Jason received an award in April 2016 nominated by staff members and peers for the ‘most supportive associate staff colleague’ at a formal annual event known as the star studded celebration of success.
Julie has worked in schools for almost 16 years and joined Finham Park in Autumn 2009 as PA to the Headteacher. Prior to this her career had been in banking finally working as a staff trainer.
She is the Clerk to the Multi Academy Trust and works to ensure high quality governance within the Trust, Board and its Committees while supporting colleagues at Local Governing Body level.
During her time at Finham Park Julie has always aimed to improve her knowledge and expertise working to maintain high standards and being a role model to other colleagues. She has also undertaken further study to support this and her main achievements have been:
• Foundation Degree with Distinction in Administration & Business Management.
• National College for Teaching & Leadership – National Clerk Development Programme
Julie works as P.A to the Executive Headteacher as well as Clerk of the Finham Park Multi Academy Trust and manages a team of five administrative staff in two schools.
Joining the Multi Academy Trust in 2015, Laura has over 15 years of Human Resources experience across the public and private sector. Her broad experience includes employee relations, payroll, recruitment, policy development and management. She has experience in various industries including engineering, banking and healthcare.
Laura has a BA in Business Administration from Coventry University and is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Laura is responsible for developing human resource management strategies that enable the Trust to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce that will facilitate the high standards of education to be maintained.
Russell has more than 15 years’ experience in educational leadership roles in London, Birmingham, Solihull & Coventry. He was Deputy Headteacher at Finham Park School for 6 years before taking up the position of Headteacher at Finham Park 2..
With a core team Russell has been key in setting up a brand new school in Coventry- (currently oversubscribed and fully staffed) in newly refurbished, high quality buildings.
Educational leadership; marketing- including social media, operations; recruitment; estates, strategy, Free Schools, teaching and learning, student support.
Vivien Maginnis has worked in Education for over 35 years and has been on the leadership team at Finham Park for 13 years. She has been the Associate Headteacher since January 2015. She joined the school in September 2000 as Head of Mathematics and was appointed Director of Specialism when the school was awarded the Mathematics and Computing College status in 2004. Prior to joining Finham she had worked in schools in Birmingham for almost 20 years in a variety of schools and FE and HE institutions.
Educational Leadership, Curriculum, Human Resources including recruitment, Data Analysis