Jackie Waters-Dewhurst

Chief Executive Officer - LAAT

Email: Jackie.wd@lincoln.anglican.org

About Jackie

Jacqueline Waters-Dewhurst has spent over 20 years in education starting in the primary sector. She has significant experience in leadership and the transformation of organisations having taken up the role of Diocesan Director of Education in Bristol diocese prior to being appointed as Director of Education for the Diocese of Lincoln. In both organisations she has introduced the academy strategies, set up a Multi Academy Trust and transformed teams by increasing capacity and skills in order to better serve schools in an ever changing educational landscape. She has served nationally on the National Society Council and locally was chair of the North Somerset Strategic Schools Forum and chair of Governors at Westhaven Special School also in North Somerset.

Jacqueline is passionate about ensuring that the wider diocese understands the gift that it has in its church schools. She worships at a local Lincolnshire church and is on the cleaning and tea rota believing that service is an important part of faith.

Jackie is an inspirational speaker and has spoken at events locally nationally and as far afield as Dublin.


Paul Thompson

Director of School Improvement

Email: paul.thompson@lincoln.Anglican.org

About Paul

Coming soon

Leanne Holmes

Finance Director

Email: leanne@laat.co.uk

About Leanne

Leanne Holmes joined the LAAT as Finance Director in May 2016. She is a qualified Accountant, having completed her qualifications in 2000 whilst working at Streets & Co Chartered Accountants.

Leanne has extensive experience in the charities field and her last role was as a Financial Controller at The Orders of St John Care Trust, a not for profit organisation caring for older people across 75 sites throughout the UK, with a turnover of c£120m.

Her aim is to ensure that the finance function is able to support the LAAT in responding to the challenges of a fast-evolving educational sector and is able to deliver a high quality service to the schools that it serves.

In her spare time, Leanne is a Treasurer and Trustee of a local Scout and Guide Association.

Kerrie Byers

Finance Manager

Email: kerrie@laat.co.uk

About Kerrie

Coming soon

Marta Nears

Finance Assistant

Email: marta@laat.co.uk

About Marta

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Chris Shepherd

HR Manager

Email: chrisshepherd@laat.co.uk

About Chris

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Laura Lowe

HR Adviser

Email: lauralowe@laat.co.uk

About Laura

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Lucy Hobson

HR Administration Assistant

Email: lucyhobson@laat.co.uk

About Lucy

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Fran Brown

Governance Officer

Email: FrancesBrown@laat.co.uk

About Fran

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Stuart Edmonds

Schools Effectiveness Adviser

Email: stuartedmonds@laat.co.uk

About Stuart

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Carol Acheson

Schools Effectiveness Adviser

Email: carol.acheson@lincoln.anglican.org

About Carol

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Samantha Stewart

Schools Effectiveness Adviser

Email: sam.stewart@lincoln.anglican.org

About Samantha

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