Meet the Team
Sue Bridges - Chief Executive
As CEO Sue leads the overall strategic direction for the Trust, including its vision and values, through the identification of its key priorities.
Lyn Burgin - Chief Officer Finance and Operations
As COFO, Lyn oversees the production, consolidation and delivery of financial information at both individual academy and Trust level, providing forecasts and meeting statutory requirements. Lyn works strategically with the CEO and leaders to achieve the Trust’s business strategy, plans and targets and leads the delivery of high quality, responsive, cost effective business services.
Dyane Spencer-Barrett and Linda Brown - HR Specialists
Our HR specialist have close working relationships with our schools. They providing efficient, effective and high quality HR services. This involves ensuring that HR meets all statutory, regulatory and corporate requirements. They provide HR guidance to the Executive Team, School Business Managers and Head if Schools whilst ensuring all advice is aligned with the Trusts aims and objectives.
Dyane and Linda joined Cascade in May 2020. They are members of the CIPD with HR experience across the public and private sector. They are committed to the strong belief that their role is to support the schools to provide the very best education for all our pupils. They have lead on recruitment, induction and leadership talent programmes.
They are passionate about ensuring everyone gets the opportunity to realise their potential and our work force feels valued and supported.
Lisa Whitehead - Cascade Inclusion Lead
Lisa works with Trust Senior Leaders and Heads of Schools on the strategic development of provision for pupils with SEND. She leads our high quality Integrated Resource provision and ensures consistently high standards of SEND support in all schools.
Paula Wares - Data Protection and Website Development Officer
As Data Protection and Website Development Officer I oversee the data compliance for the trust in line with GDPR. In addition to this I work closely with all the schools across the trust to develop and design the websites in line with the DfE requirements.
Lee Munton - Network and Communications Lead
As the Network and Communication Lead it's my job to make sure staff and Students have access to the technology they need. I manage the helpdesk and work with our IT Technician to make sure our infrastructure across the four schools is functioning correctly.
Lee Brown - IT Technician
As part of the network and communications I am involved in the maintaining and developing the ICT infrastructure including network, server, all ICT based communications systems across the trust.
Shona Needham - Trust Catering Manager
As part of the Central team, I lead the catering provisions across the Trust to ensure they are compliant & able to meet the needs of each individual child. Working in conjunction with the school catering teams to develop a quality service that provides healthy, nutritionally balanced meals for all children, staff & visitors.
Andy Roe - Trust Facilities Lead
As part of the Central team, my main duties involve leading on the development and implementation of the MAT-wide estate development strategy and play a key role in any future growth. Developing a Trust wide assets management strategy that works across all of the academy sites in our Trust to ensure they are safe, clean and compliant. Providing the best possible environments across all the sites within the Trust for teaching and learning. Developing systems and practices across the Trust to ensure consistency of approach and to monitor and manage the provision across the Trust.
Jayne Wall - Administration & Finance Officer
In my role as Admin and Finance Officer I am responsible for the processing and monitoring of daily and monthly financial tasks I am also responsible for various administration tasks including the processing and distribution of documentation to the trust board, creation of the termly Trust Newsletter and HR administration, including the processing of contracts. I also assist the central team with the planning and development of support services across the whole trust.