Skills for Life
Central Service Managers
Ms P Mayo
I have been involved in education since 1990 holding various senior roles in Secondary and Primary settings. I confidentially support senior and middle managers with their roles covering a variety of areas from Policies, Procedures and Information Systems to SEN, Inclusion, Pastoral, Safeguarding, Disadvantaged, Data, Assessment, Curriculum and Timetable.
Mrs Sam Presneill
I am the Skills for Life Manager for the Skills For Life Trust. I joined the Trust in February 2018, when Hilltop Primary became part of the trust. I worked at Hilltop for 10 years as their Home School Inclusion officer. I work over all the schools within the Trust ensuring our Skills for Life Programme is embedded into daily school life and is at the heart of all we do. Our Skills for Life Programme is all about preparing the students for the next stage in their life, confident and equipped with all the soft skills necessary to be successful in their private lives and careers.
Mr K Hoskins
I am the IT Manager for the Skills for Life Trust and have been a member of the central services team since the Trust was formed in January 2014. I had worked at Greenacre Academy for many years prior to this. The main objective of my role is to support and develop IT systems across all of the Trust schools.
My responsibilities include overseeing the installation of network and computer systems; maintaining, repairing and upgrading network and computer systems and diagnosing and fixing problems or potential problems with the network and its hardware, software and systems.
I am also responsible for managing the IT technicians across the trust, supporting and helping them to develop within their roles. The team has gone from strength to strength with the recent appointments of our Secondary Schools and Primary Schools IT Network Managers and we are well placed to keep moving forward and improving IT across the Trust.
Mrs S Parry
I have worked for the Skills For Life Trust now for over 10 years, joining the central services team in 2014 as the Trust Human Resources Manager. My role is varied and the demands change on a daily basis. I deal with all areas of employment for staff starting with the advertising, recruitment and appointments of all staff, also the diagnosing problems and determining appropriate solutions particularly in the human resources areas. I also ensure payroll is processed on time and without any errors, I maintain confidentiality and ensure impartiality at all times.
Miss N Hewitt
I joined the Skills For Life Trust in February 2017 as the Trust Admin Manager. I oversee all of the Administration for the Trust and manage the offices in all of the schools. As part of my role I am in responsible for Health and Safety across the schools within the Trust.
I have over 16 years’ experience in Office Management and seek to improve the office functions across the schools.
Mr T Heyes
I joined the Skills for Life Trust central services team in 2014 as Trust Data Manager and have since gained the added responsibility of Trust Data Protection Officer in the wake of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
My role as Data Manager involves overseeing the collection, analysis and reporting of many different types of data for a variety of audiences; from progress reports for parents and carers to school census returns for the DfE. Most importantly, I provide the leadership teams and teaching staff in all trust schools with the information needed to make decisions that give all pupils within the trust the opportunity to succeed.
As Data Protection Officer I have implemented a number of different systems, policies and procedures to make sure all Trust schools meet the requirements of the GDPR, with the help the central services team and senior leaders at each of the schools.
Mr S Radlett
Stuart Radlett is the Finance and Premises Manager for the Skills For Life Trust. As a member of the Trust’s Central Service team, Stuart is responsible for leading the Trust’s finance team, accounting and delivering a financial strategy to support the Trust’s objectives along with ensuring the Trust’s premises are maintained and enhanced in line with the Trust’s development plan.
From prior professional roles and having also served as a Chair of Governors for 15 years with a local Grammar School, Stuart has acquired a broad experience of applying financial discipline, project management and a strategic mindsight in a commercial context.