Anna takes up post of Executive Officer
Miss Anna Trott is looking forward to her new role as the Trust’s Executive Officer. The newly-created post brings together different, but related, strands of the Trust’s operation and allows for greater cohesion and information sharing.
Anna will retain her existing duties as PA to the CEO, but combine those with the legal role of Company Secretary as well as ensuring that the Trust is compliant with all the latest Governance legislation. In addition she will underpin the work of the Board and Governing Bodies and supply all the information and resources they need to operate effectively. Another key area she will oversee is the Trust’s communications, working closely with media officers to ensure that new and existing lines of communication are updated and relevant, so that the work of our schools is promoted effectively.
Anna has been at the Brooke Weston Trust for three years and her experience, both in the Trust, and in her former role in the Local Authority’s education department, means that she has a wide ranging knowledge and is ideally placed to combine the diverse aspects of Executive Officer.
Anna said: ‘My main strengths are the ones the you would typically expect of a PA; being organised, thorough and having attention to detail. However, the key skill which I hope to bring to my new role is my communication skills – communication is important in all of the areas I am responsible for, whether that is the way we communicate as an organisation to our stakeholders, such as parents, the local community, Ofsted, the Department for Education and others, but also ensuring communication within the organisation is effective by sharing important news and information with our governors, colleagues, and students.
‘One area I would like to address when in post is the methods by which we deliver key messages within the organisation, by developing an intranet for example. It is a big role, but it represents a big opportunity and chance to make a positive impact on the Trust. My role will involve liaison with the other newly-created roles of Senior Operations Manager and Senior HR and Finance Manager, as well as my continued support to the CEO.’