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Key Personnel
Stephen Munday - Chief Executive

Stephen Munday is the Chief Executive of The Cam Academy Trust and the Executive Principal of Comberton Village College.

Since he joined Comberton Village College in 2001, the school has become viewed as one of the most successful schools of its type nationally. The school has grown considerably, added a large and popular Sixth Form and been designated as one of the first Teaching Schools in the country during this time. In 2011, the Comberton Academy Trust was formed. This oversaw Comberton Village College becoming an Academy. Now called The Cam Academy Trust, it currently oversees 6 schools, including a Free School in Cambourne, Cambridgeshire that was judged outstanding at its first inspection and has been designated as a Teaching School. Early in 2017, 8 schools, 4 secondary and 4 primary, are expected to be in the Trust.

Educated in Canterbury, Kent, Stephen studied Economics at the University of Cambridge. He went on to qualify as a teacher attending the Institute of Education London, where he also gained an MA in Economics Education. He currently works in several advisory capacities with the Department for Education, including the Teaching Schools’ Council and the Eastern Region Headteachers’ Board and is a National Leader of Education with the National College for Teaching and Learning, and an Associate Head with the SSAT.  In 2015, he was asked to chair the expert group that was tasked to produce a Framework of Core Content for ITT courses in England. This was published, together with the accompanying report, in July 2016.

In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Anglia Ruskin University for his services to education and the community and in 2013 was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to education.

Paul Lawrence - Director of Education

Paul works to ensure the highest standards of education across all Trust’s Academies.

He has been a qualified teacher for 25 years, including 18 years working in a variety of senior management positions in schools. He recently spent a year's full-time secondment leading inspections for Ofsted. He holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship, a Master's degree in Educational Management and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He has significant experience undertaking school improvement work within school networks, including as a Specialist Leader of Education. He has published research on school-to-school collaboration

Rachel Hawkes - Director of International Education and Research

A linguist and former Head of Modern Languages at Comberton, Rachel works to oversee excellent language provision in all the Trust’s Academies. She also oversees the Modern Languages programmes of the primary schools which feed into the Trust’s Academies. Rachel also oversees international developments in all the Academies, including the British Council International School Award.

Her other role sees her oversee research within and across the Trust, working as the senior staff member with the CTSN Research strand.

Mark Norman - Director of Finance and Operations

A qualified Management Accountant with over 20 years experience from a large corporate organisation. Having joined the trust in 2013 Mark has helped develop and enhance the finance systems and controls, while at the same time integrating the new academies that joined the Trust.

In Mark's role as Director of Finance and Operations, he is responsible for managing the support operations across the Trust, with the remit of increasing productivity and efficiency, while looking at cost savings and economies of scale, in conjunction with the support services managers.

Mark is also the Trust’s Company Secretary.

Paul Middleton - IT Manager

Paul has worked in a wide variety of sectors during his career, working as a field server engineer for the majority of this, carrying out installation and support work for areas as varied as the financial sector, MoD, education and the publishing. He moved to the Trust from a regional newspaper group, where he managed the IT teams and gave technical direction across most of the UK. His current role is to standardise working models, improve communication methods, improve reliability and implement new technologies across the Trust’s Academies.

Judy Czylok - Publicity and Communications Manager

Judy trained as a journalist and after several years on regional newspapers, moved to Comberton VC where she set up, edited and published their termly magazines, set up their home-school communications network, was responsible for a number of publications and liaised with the local Press to maximise the college’s exposure. Moved to a similar role within the Trust in 2013 and is working with the Academies to enhance their own and the Trust’s internal and external communications.

Yvonne Corkin - PA to the Chief Executive

Yvonne works as PA to the CEO and Clerk to the CAT .  Moving to the UK from South Africa in 1999, she previously worked in banking and later for a volunteering and development organisation, who worked in partnership with communities in Africa and Asia to further economic and social development. 

Chris Jukes - Primary Executive Leader

Chris is responsible for the Primary schools within the Trust, ensuring that they are provided with the support to develop and maintain high standards.

He has been a qualified teacher since 1988 working in a variety of schools in Birmingham and Hertfordshire which has allowed him to grow as a leader. He achieved his National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2003 which supported him throughout his two Headships in St Albans during the last 14 years, allowing him to experience the many changes in education ensuring that both schools made very good progress. He also has spent the last two years overseeing the growth of his most recent school from two forms of entry to three.

Throughout his time as a Headteacher he has developed and established a strong philosophy for nurturing, pastoral support and the development of early reading, leading to his last school being a national model school for phonics.

He has had the opportunity in Headship to develop his school to school support through his role as a School Improvement Partner and more recently as a Local Leader of Education where he provided regular support to three other schools. Chris has also acted as a Coach within the NPQH course; coaching and advising prospective Headteachers. Over the last three years Chris has been involved as a Non-Executive Director with a local educational catering company providing him with the knowledge and experience of company governance.

Jonathan Bowers - Digital Learning Developer

Jonathan began his career as an ICT teaching assistant at St. Peter's School, Huntingdon, moving on to IT management orchestrating IT support and strategic development within the school.  Fusing his technical expertise and his ongoing ambition to impact education, Jonathan is now delighted to be the Trust's Digital Learning Developer.  As such he hopes to encourage schools to embrace the power of cloud technology and e-learning.

 

Phillip Evans - New School Developments Lead

Phil graduated from the University of London and Institute of Education before teaching in comprehensive schools in London and Cambridge. He then took up the position of Post-16 Inspector for Cambridgeshire, before joining Comberton Village College as Vice –Principal, which has included roles as Head of Sixth Form and as Head of Upper School. Within these roles Phil worked on the planning, design and establishment of the new sixth form at Comberton, as well as working on the design phase of Cambourne Village College. He is currently working  with the Local Authority, architects and developers on the re-modelling of Gamlingay Village College to become a 3 -11-age primary school and on proposals to create a second campus at the new Cambourne West development as part of Cambourne Village College.