Central team

One of the benefits of The Samara Trust for our schools is a central team with a skill set that enables the efficient operation of each school, including strategic direction, finance and facilities management.

George Bulman. CEO.

Helen Studley, Chief Financial Officer.

George joined The Samara Trust as CEO in March 2021, with overall responsibility for our schools, working with colleagues to develop the quality and breadth of our curriculum offer, underpinned by a strong focus on the fundamental skills of literacy and numeracy and children’s personal and social development.

As part of the original founding team for The Samara Trust, Helen is responsible for the financial management of the schools in the Trust and their administrative functions.

James Oakes. Facilities Manager.

Previously the business manager for Upton Heath C of E Primary School, James joined The Samara Trust on its formation in March 2018 and is responsible for premises management and health & safety across the Trust’s estate.