Our Team

Attigo Academy Trust is made up of a collaboration of professionals and experts who set, deliver and are accountable for,  the vision and strategy.

In addition, each academy also has a Local Academy Advisory Board (LAAB) who play a crucial role in helping their academies and pupils thrive.

Senior Leaders

Karen Jaeggi BEd, NPQH

NLE CEO Attigo Academy Trust

Karen is a serving Headteacher with a number of years’ experience working with schools causing concern.

When Karen joined Worcesters in 2011, the school was in a category of Notice to Improve. Worcesters was graded outstanding 2 years later in March 2013 and this achievement was recognised through the school being part of the Government’s Parliamentary review in 2016.
Karen has worked with a number of schools in different local authorities supporting Leadership and management to raise outcomes and secure good quality teaching and learning. Between 2015-2018 she was an Executive Headteacher working with another school that required improvement in Enfield.

Prior to this, Karen worked within the school Improvement service at Hackney as an Executive Headteacher where she coached, mentored and developed Leadership and Governance in a number of schools causing concern, including successfully leading a school out of ‘Special Measures’. Karen has mentored a number of new Headteachers and delivers training to Leaders as part of their induction process.

Karen is an accredited National Leader of Education and is an experienced Ofsted Inspector with experience of both section 8 and section 5 inspections. Karen is also a Trustee for CLEAPSS and is a member of the board for Healthy Schools London.

Helen Thomas BEd, NPQH

Headteacher

Helen has been at Alma Primary School since September 2012. The school was categorised as Requires Improvement until March 2015 when it was graded Good with an Outstanding Early Years. Helen raised standards, developed leadership and management and built capacity within the school.

Prior to working at Alma, Helen worked in a Newham school where as Deputy, with responsibility for Literacy, safeguarding, curriculum development and CPD, she supported the school in moving from serious weakness to Outstanding – achieving Literacy results which placed the school in the top 100 schools in the country. Helen has had experience of working in partnership with a number of schools to improve standards and has recently been asked to be a Leader of Learning by the Local Authority’s school improvement service and has experience of school reviews. Helen is a member and Chair of the School’s Forum a statutory advisory body for finance.

Catherine Lane MA, NPQH

Headteacher

Catherine was appointed as Deputy Headteacher at Keys Meadow before it opened in September 2003. She played a key role in establishing the school and was appointed Headteacher, initially in a job share in January 2015, taking over in a full time capacity from September 2016. The school was judged to Good with Outstanding Early Years provision in June 2015.

The school was commended by Nick Gibb, Schools Minister, in February 2015 as one of the 100 most improved schools in the country. Prior to working at Keys Meadow Catherine worked at Equinox Converged Solutions, the network provider for London Grid for Learning, as their Education Relationship Manager for two years. This provided valuable business experience which has supported her to develop skill in bid writing bringing over £50,000 additional funding into the school in the financial year 2016/17 . She also has experience teaching and leadership in Hertfordshire and Barnet.

Alison Martin BSc (Hons) PGCE

Associate Headteacher

Alison has significant experience of school improvement and working with school in challenging circumstances. She has worked for 2 local authorities supporting schools causing concern and as a literacy advisor. She joined Worcesters in 2011 as deputy head teacher when the school was in a category of Notice to Improve. Worcesters was graded as outstanding two years later. Alison was seconded by the Local Authority to be Head of a School that had received 3 required improvement judgements from Ofsted. Under Alison’s leadership the school moved to good. Alison also carries out section 8 and section 5 Ofsted inspections.

Frances Ward BA (Hons) PGCE

Head of School

Frances is currently Head of School at Worcesters. She has 25 years’ experience of working in schools across Enfield. She has been a senior leader for more than 20 years as Head of Early Years and Head of Key Stage 1. She was part of the Senior Leadership team during the last Ofsted inspection and, under her leadership, Early Years was judged to be outstanding.

Frances specialises in the acquisition of reading skills, she has trained as a reading recovery teacher. In addition, she is an accredited trainer of Inference Training, providing training and support for schools within the local authority.

She is interested in promoting the healthy active lifestyles of pupils and obtained the Healthy Schools Gold award for Worcesters through her work with pupils on promoting healthy eating choices at lunch time. Worcesters was the first school in Enfield to obtain Healthy Schools Gold award and Frances has supported other local schools in applying for this award.

Members

Linda-May Bingham

Headteacher for the Britannia Education Trust

Linda-May has worked in education in the East End of London for 19 years. She has been Headteacher at Britannia Village Primary School in Newham since January 2005. Under Linda-May's leadership standards increased dramatically and by May 2007 the school was judged outstanding by Ofsted (and again in 2013) and has had Key Stage 2 SATs results listed in the top 200 schools nationally.

Linda-May was a member of the Royal Society’s Vision for Science and Mathematics Education 5-19 project committee and has also been recognised as one of five headteachers who won the London Education Partnership Awards for 'Creative Journeys'.

Andrzej Czyrka

Head of IT and Data

During the past 10 years, Andrzej has worked for primary and secondary schools and has been a member of the School Improvement Service at the London Borough of Enfield. He is a qualified physics teacher with extensive experience in IT support for schools and their performance data analysis. Andrzej has highly developed skills in problem identification and the implementation of effective solutions. Andrzej took on the role of governor in a school in challenging circumstances as he was keen to support the school in building its academic excellence and providing the best possible learning environment for pupils that attend. He takes responsibility for Pupil Premium and Computing.

Dalwardin Babu OBE

Grievance Management Advisor, MET Police

After 30 years’ service in the Metropolitan Police working across the UK's most diverse communities, Dalwardin was awarded the OBE for services to Police and Communities; the London High Sheriff Award and the London Peace Award for Community Engagements.

Since leaving the police, Dalwardin has focused his time and energy on the next generation and community empowerment. He is a Trustee of ‘The Comedy School’, a charity that educates young people about the issues of anti-social behaviour; Chair of Age UK Harrow, trustee of House of Illustration and Artichoke. He supports the work of Pedal Power, which works with people with learning disabilities and is a Grievance Assessor for the Metropolitan Police.

Pat Wood

Headteacher and National leader of Education

Pat has 40 years experience in the teaching profession across schools in London. She has moved her current school, Eversley Primary School, from good to outstanding in all aspects.

Eversely is a Teaching School, National Support School, Flagship School for the Inclusion Quality Mark and a Hub School for the International Values Education Trust’s Quality Mark. Patricia has a proven record of supporting RI schools and securing improvement, including Ofsted grades. She is also a London Pupil Premium Champion/Pupil Premium Reviewer and a Professional Partner/Women’s Coach for the National College.

Jon Abbey

Managing Director of Camden Learning

Jon was previously a Headteacher of 3 primary schools in North London for 11 years. He progressed to be a senior Adviser of Enfield and then gained promotion to be the Head of School performance in Hackney. He has a great deal of experience of working alongside schools causing concern and ensuring that standards improve. He moved to Haringey to be the assistant director of school standards with a remit to reshape the education profile in the borough by ensuring every child had a good education. He then took up the post of Director of Children’s services leading the transformation of children services in Haringey.
He has vast experience of implementing new operating models and leading change through streamlining services. Jon has recently been appointed as the first Managing Director at Camden Learning providing support and expert guidance by schools for school to ensure that no child is left behind.

Trustees

Nicola Bonnick-Caldeira

Senior Management Accountant

Nicola is a Senior Management Accountant for ITN news managing signicant budgets for events such as the recent royal wedding. Nicola works for an orgnaisation that is at the heart of the media landscape, internationally recognised for their quality, integrity and creativity. She manages a whole range of budget needs within projects that lead to award-winning news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, reaching around 10 million people every day. Her experience as an accountant will strengthen the Trust board. Nicola has many years experience as a school governor and has taken the lead on ensuring school improvement priorites are met during her school visits. She has been a member of both standards and finance committees. ​

Caroline Davies

Senior Legal Advisor

Caroline was a Senior Legal Advisor for over 30 years in the corporate legal departments of three global companies – Glaxo Holdings plc; ICI plc; and Akzo Nobel NV (this entity took over ICI). Caroline specialised in agreements and contract work; intellectual property; mergers/acquisitions/disposals as part of the project teams; and was a member of the advisory teams for subsidiary businesses and participated in business strategy meetings.

Since retiring, Caroline uses her work skills and knowledge in voluntary roles. She is a Magistrate on the North London Bench based at Highbury Court; she is a Trustee of Enfield Carers Centre; and is Chair of Governors and Safeguarding Governor at Keys Meadow Primary School.

Deborah Dykins

Deputy Headteacher

Deborah is a recently retired Deputy Headteacher of a large federated Infant and Junior School in Enfield, where she was also the Head of School for the Juniors. Deborah taught for a number of years in Haringey and Enfield schools, across the Primary age range (Reception to Year 6). Throughout her career she has held posts of responsibility for a range of subjects and SEND. Deborah has considerable experience in school improvements both as a school leader and governor. She was initially a Parent governor before becoming a Staff governor – posts she held for twelve years. In 2012 she became the Local Authority Governor for Alma Primary School and was elected Chair of Governors in 2013. Deborah successfully led the governing body through the school’s last Ofsted which resulted in a ‘Good’ overall judgement.

Laura Reynolds

Qualified Solicitor

Laura was a co-opted governor at Worcesters Primary School and was the literacy link governor and health and safety governor. She is also a parent of two pupils at the school. Laura was an active governor who made regular visits to the school and who participated fully in governor meetings.

Laura brings legal skills to the board of trustees as she is a qualified solicitor, specialising in financial services regulatory law. During her career Laura worked at an international city firm (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) from August 2005 to June 2015 and spent time seconded to the group legal department of Lloyds Banking Group.

Paul Blosse

Head of London Operations for Investec

Paul is currently Head of London Operations for Investec. He was previously Executive Director for the Bank of Tokyo. He has over 28 years’ experience in the world of Finance taking responsibility for Derivative, Treasury Services, Liquidity Management, Euro Clearing, Finance Accounts and Human Resources. He is the Company Secretary for Prima Montessori Ltd in Rochester which he has held for the past 19 years. This is a successful family run business. He brings a wealth of experience in Financial matters and is also an active member of the parish council where he lives.

Anne Del Greco

Retired Headteacher

Anne has 25 years’ experience in the teaching profession and has taught in two local schools. She has recently retired from her role as headteacher of Oakthorpe Primary School and joint head of Connect Teaching School Alliance. Under Anne’s leadership, Oakthorpe became highly regarded as a Flagship School for Inclusion and for its Initial Teacher Training provision; and in 2015 the school was in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress.
She continues to be involved in education through her role as a Pupil Premium Champion for London and Pupil Premium Reviewer. She also works with the Enfield School Improvement Service and is a school governor.

Bruce Goddard

Retired Head teacher

Bruce is a recently retired headteacher of an outstanding secondary school. During his headship, he was a National Leader of Education. Since 2015, he has carried out inspections for 0FSTED.
He has had extensive experience of working alongside other schools supporting and challenging them which has resulted in improved outcomes.

Madush Gupta

Portfolio Manager

Madush is a portfolio manager for a large banking group. He has over 23 years’ experience of financial markets and has had responsibility for managing portfolios of up to £60 million. His experience also includes benchmarking organisations, E trading and disaster recovery and resilience.
Madush has been a Chair of Governors at his son’s school and took a very pivotal role in fundraising for the school –raising over 17k in just one event.