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Central Services Support Team2018-09-07T10:25:29+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 has taught in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire secondary schools. She started her career as a Geography Teacher and has been a Head Teacher since 2004. She is currently Executive Principal and CEO of Hatton Academies Trust.

Mrs Bishop is a published author of several GCSE and A Level textbooks including 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 the National School Forum for TeachFirst and a member of ASCL National Council. Mrs Bishop has also worked as a School Improvement Partner, a Lead OFSTED Inspector and Northamptonshire Partnership Headteacher.

Mrs Bishop has a strong passion for education and a record of high achievement, and 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 students, leading the school through four inspections. In January 2015 the Academy was graded ‘Outstanding by Ofsted. In September 2015 Sir Christopher Hatton Academy was awarded National Teaching School status and National Support School status with Mrs Bishop a designated as a National Leader of Education.

More recently Mrs Bishop has been awarded Founding Fellow status for the Chartered College of Teaching and leads Hatton Teaching School Alliance’s work. This includes work as a Chartered College hub; delivery of national leadership programmes with University of London Institute of Education; and Challenge Partners leader.

Victoria has recently been invited to join the newly formed National Leadership Development Advisory Group.


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 and Company Secretary to the Trust, Mr Hinds oversees all strategic aspects of the Trust’s financial, legal and administrative affairs including: Finance, IT Services, Marketing and Communications, Personnel, Estates, Health and Safety and GDPR. Mr Hinds is the Trust Data Protection Officer.

An ex-student 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