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Central Services Support Team 2017-03-22T15:05:01+00:00


Hatton Academies Trust are supported by a central executive team that works with Principals, Academy Leaders and Board of Directors to implement the HAT model and deliver the vision of ‘Aiming for Excellence in all our Academies’.

Victoria Bishop  –  Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Bishop with nearly 40 years of experience in education in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire secondary schools started her career as a Geography teacher and was a Head Teacher from 2004.

A published author on several GCSE and A Level textbooks with one book as a sole author, Mrs Bishop’s accomplishments include:  Principal Moderator for GCSE Geography; one of only two subject leaders selected at national level to be on the working group for subject leader standards; a member of ASCL National Council and currently an elected Professional Development Officer.  More recently Mrs Bishop has worked with other schools as a School Improvement Partner and OFSTED inspector.

With a strong passion for education and a record of high achievement Mrs Bishop has been the Headteacher/Principal of Sir Christopher Hatton School/Academy since January 2004 and has worked hard to raise the expectation and aspirations of its pupils, leading the school through four inspections, and awarded Ofsted outstanding status in January 2015.

In September 2015 Sir Christopher Hatton Academy was awarded National Teaching School status and National Support School status with Mrs Bishop a designated National Leader of Education.


Colin Hinds – Director of Finance and Operations

Mr Hinds stepped into the role of Business Manager at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in 2006, following a 12 year career in public sector finance and contracting within various Northamptonshire NHS organisations.  

A finance and accounting graduate, he has served on the Governing Body of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy since 2006.  

As Director of Finance and Operations to the Trust, Mr Hinds oversees all strategic aspects of the Trust’s financial, legal and administrative affairs.  

An ex-pupil of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy (1989 Alumni), Mr Hinds resides in Wellingborough with his family.


Executive Support & Marketing

Emma-Jane Harris
PA to the CEO/Executive Team & Marketing Co-Ordinator

HR & Personnel

Elaine Snell
Personnel Manager

Sarah Caffell
Personnel Assistant


Katrina Dillon
Trust Finance & Payroll Manager

Sandra Gorf
Finance Assistant

Data & Tracking Team

Cindy Miles
Data Manager

Trudy White
Data Support

Alan Mason
Data Support

Romana Drage
Data Support

IT Services

Ken Wagner
IT Manager

Andrew Farren
Assistant IT Manager

Vicky Tofield
IT Service Desk Supervisor

Peter Burt
IT Technician