Executive Services Team

Executive Services Team

Each member of our team has extensive expertise and experience in the field of education, school leadership and school improvement, and is deeply committed to the Trust, its schools and its values.

CEO / Headteacher Mulberry School for Girls – Dr Vanessa Ogden

CFO – Paul Doel

Director of Governance and Development – Shanaz Jameson

Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations – Julie Cordice 

Director of Estates – Stephen Beadle

Director of HR – Fiona Costley


Central Services

Central Services 

All schools in the Trust benefit from the expertise within a small executive support staff team that provides central services for schools. The key central support services supplied by the Trust are: 

Finance, Procurement, Accountancy, Audit and Risk Management – led by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Support includes:

  • Overseeing the schools’ small team of business managers and finance directors.
  • Ensuring there is a common computerised accountancy system that provides the necessary statutory returns as well as providing high quality financial monitoring.
  • Taking responsibility for the Trust Board’s and the upkeep of each school’s risk register.

Executive Projects, Governance and External Relations – led by Director of Governance and Development and Director of Marketing, Communications and External Relations

Support includes:

  • Serving as Company Secretary for the Trust
  • Overseeing all executive projects organized in the CEO’s office.
  • Internal and external communications.
  • Marketing of the Trust
  • Servicing the Trust Board’s Standards Committee and the Appointments Committee
  • Growth and development of the Trust

Human Resources, Training, Performance Management and Appraisal – led by Director of HR

Support includes:

  • Updating personnel and HR policies.
  • Developing systems and processes to ensure that the pay and conditions currently in operation at Mulberry School for Girls are rolled out across the Trust.
  • Assisting the Personnel Officer at each of the schools with day to day operations.

Estates, Health and Safety and Capital Development Projects – led by Director of Estates

Support includes:

  • Leading health and safety matters on each site and ensures that site managers and principals are supported in their work to assure safety for all staff and students.
  • Leading all capital works projects, including oversight of work carried out under contract through the EFA or other government funded site development work.
  • Supporting day-to-day operations of each schools’ Site Manager.
  • Developing central management system for control, management and upkeep of all buildings.

MST Executive Team 


Trust Policies

Trust Policies and Financial Statements

The Mulberry Schools Trust has developed a number of over-arching policies that govern strategy and process within all schools in the Mulberry family. Individual school policies can be found on the relevant page for each school.
  1. Academy Trust Handbook
  2. Accounting Policy – Located in Annual Reports and Accounts 2018 – 2019 page 30
  3. Admissions Policy: Schools
  4. Annual Reports and Accounts 2016 – 2017
  5. Annual Reports and Accounts 2017 – 2018
  6. Annual Reports and Accounts 2018 – 2019
  7. Annual Reports and Accounts 2019 – 2020
  8. Appraisal for Support Staff Policy
  9. Appraisal for Teachers Policy
  10. Articles of Association
  11. Behaviour Policy Statement
  12. Capability Policy
  13. Charging Policy
  14. Code of Conduct for Staff
  15. Competitive tendering & Procurement Policy
  16. Complaints Policy
  17. Data Protection & Privacy Policy
  18. Dignity at Work Policy
  19. Disciplinary Policy
  20. Equality Policy Guidance & Objectives
  21. Exclusion Policy 
  22. Expenses Policy for Staff
  23. Expenses for Governors and Trustees
  24. Freedom of Information Policy
  25. Funding Agreement
  26. Gender Pay Gap Report
  27. Gifts, Hospitality & Entertaining Policy
  28. Health & Safety Policy
  29. Investment Policy
  30. Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff
  31. Memorandum of Association
  32. Pay Policy
  33. Register of Interests for Accounting Officer
  34. Scheme of Delegation
  35. Sickness Management Policy
  36. Staff emoluments over £100k per annum
  37. Union Reps – Amount of time taken by union reps – sign posted to the accounts located in Annual Reports and Accounts 2019 – 2020 page 5
  38. Whistleblowing Policy

The following policies are published on each Trust school’s websites:

  • Accessibility Plan
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Charging Policy
  • Complaints Policy
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Equality Objectives and Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Exclusion Policy
  • Inclusion and SEND Policy
  • Ofsted Report
  • Performance Tables
  • SEN Info Report

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 

The Mulberry Schools Trust has developed a five-year strategic plan to guide the development of its work and growth. 

Please click here to read the Mulberry Schools Trust Strategic Plan.