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Operational Team
Chris Woods
Chris Woods
Bursar
Chris Woods has worked in the Surrey education sector since 1992 and has gained finance/administrative experience in both the primary and secondary school sectors. Since June 1997 when Chris joined George Abbot School, she has worked exclusively within the Finance Team. Her career has developed and she presently undertakes the role of Bursar, responsible for the operational management of the school's finances and has overall leadership of the Finance Team. These finances include the Teaching School and SCITT; the 11-19 Guildford Partnership and the  Guildford Confederation.Chris' background is in Public Sector Education accounts. Since becoming an Academy she has successfully adapted and operated the accounting structures and systems, trained members of the Finance Team and completed accounts which are compliant with Company Law and Charity Commission regulations. She has also completed returns required by the Education Funding Agency and Teacher's Pension Agency.
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Elizabeth Corlett
Elizabeth Corlett
Primary Education Consultant
Elizabeth Corlett was Headteacher of Guildford Grove Primary School from 2001-2014. Over that period Elizabeth has led the school on a journey to Ofsted 'outstanding'. Prior to her appointment at Guildford Grove, she has worked in several Surrey primary schools. In addition, she has worked with colleagues in primary schools that have been in difficulty to develop their leadership and management capacity, school improvement strategies and teaching and learning quality.
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Kevin Gawley
Kevin Gawley
Primary Education Consultant
Rachel Hughlock
Rachel Hughlock
Primary Practice Development Lead
Rachel Hughlock has been involved with the GEP over the past three years primarily working as a senior leader on Teaching and Learning.  She has been as Acting Deputy Head at a MAT primary school which has had a significant impact in developing and raising standards. Most recently, her work across MAT primary schools as Primary Practice Development Lead involves providing strategic support for senior leadership teams as well as teaching and learning support.Rachel has significant experience working with different primary schools. She has an excellent background in improving outcomes for pupils in key curriculum areas and also delivers training for teachers across Guildford in improving writing.
Jo Coles
Jo Coles
HR Manager
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Ben Sayers
Ben Sayers
IT Network Manager
Ben studied Information Technology and has worked as an IT Manager within a variety of different companies from IT Reseller, to Oil Research Company and for the TFL Thames Transportation System.  Later in his career Ben decided that he wanted to make more of a difference and therefore chose to move to working in education at Fullbrook Academy in 2010. He has enjoyed helping Teachers and students to get the most out of their computer systems, focusing on making Information Technology work to enhance Teaching and Learning across the curriculum.  Ben's areas of expertise range from Project Management (Prince2 Certified) to professional technologies such as VMWare, Microsoft systems in Cloud, Physical and virtual architectures, to academy based systems such as Sims, Virtual Learning Environments and Curriculum online systems. 
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Richard Wiseman
Richard Wiseman
Estates Manager
Richard has recently joined GEP after working for 12 years as a Premises Manager for a West Sussex academy. During this time he led the premises team through a complete rebuild, school merger and the transition from a local education authority school to an academy.  After graduating from Plymouth University he was a Retail Systems and Facilities Manager for a horticultural retail company in Surrey. He has experience in facilities management for both the private sector and education, leading health & safety committees, negotiating and supervising supplier contracts and ensuring compliancy. He is also the Trustee of a UK based charity that supports the education of underprivileged children in Thailand.
Sarah Boulet
Sarah Boulet
Senior Administrator & Governance
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