The Samara Trust has a dedicated central team who work in partnership with our academies across key business areas such as leadership, strategic direction, finance and facilities management. 

Central Trust Staff

Paula Moreton

Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for the strategic vision of the trust its growth and development;  leadership across the schools to enable the best outcomes for the pupils and communities that we serve.

Helen Studley

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for the Financial Management of the Schools in the Trust and their administrative functions.

James Oakes

Facilities Manager

Responsible for Premises Management and Health & Safety across the Trust's Estate.