Bay Education Trust Senior Leadership Team – Academies
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Kings was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2018. Stephen has been working within education for over forty years. He was previously Head teacher of Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Brixham and founding Principal of Merchants Academy, Bristol.
Head of School at Paignton Community and Sports Academy
Mark Smith was appointed Head of School at Paignton Community and Sports Academy in September 2017. Mark has worked in education since 1983 and held several posts within this Academy, including Head of Year, Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal. Mark recently completed his NPQH and is committed to providing an outstanding education for all of our students.
Executive Headteacher at Kings Ash and Curledge Street Academies
Jessica Humphrey was appointed Executive Headteacher for Kings Ash and Curledge Street Academies in January 2018. Previously, she has been Headteacher at Curledge Street Academy and Cockwood Primary in Devon. She has worked in several different schools in South Devon, as Deputy Head, Key Stage 1 Leader and SENCO, as well as teaching all year groups from Reception to Year 6.
Deputy Head of School at Paignton Community and Sports Academy
Jason Trevarthen was appointed as Deputy Head of School and Head at Borough Road Centre at Paignton Community and Sports Academy in March 2013, after starting at PCSA as Assistant Principal in 2005. Prior to this he held Teaching and Leadership positions at South Dartmoor Community College and the Ridgeway School, Swindon. His qualifications include BEd (Hons) and the NPQH. Jason has twenty five years of Teaching and Leadership experience, regularly leading on School Improvement and Strategic Direction.
Bay Education Trust Senior Leadership Team – Operational
Chief Finance Officer
Lisa Finn was appointed to Chief Finance Officer for the Trust in April 2017. Her background is working in Education Finance and Corporate Finance in local government for the last twenty years. She has worked in a number of London boroughs and more recently in Devon and Torbay.
Human Resources Manager
Paul Garside was appointed Human Resources Manager in February 2017, having worked for Torbay Council providing operational HR support to schools and academies across Torbay and South Devon. He is a Trustee on the Board of the Riviera Education Trust and a governor at Sacred Heart Primary School. Previously Paul was Chair of the Governing Body at Mayfield Special School until September 2017. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development having studied at Plymouth University.
Chief Operations Officer
Claire Blagdon was appointed as Acting Operations Officer in February 2018. Claire was employed by Torbay Council before moving to Paignton Community and Sports Academy. Claire has been with the Academy for fifteen years in various roles including Out of Hours Co-ordinator. Her risk assessments are used as model of best practice for Devon and Torbay.