The Trust Team

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Gillian Marsland


Gill was appointed CEO of The Beam Trust in May 2021, she is also the Headteacher at Oughtrington Primary School where she has been since September 2007.  Gill has supported a number of schools within Warrington for a variety of reasons and in different contexts.  She has also worked with the Fallibroome Trust as a primary consultant.

Gill is extremely proud to be CEO of The Beam Trust, leading such a wonderful group of schools with dedicated staff, governors and children where collaboration is key to our further success.

The Trust comprises of four schools which vary in size, the largest of which has over 400 children and the smallest has a little over 100, all our schools are passionate about inclusion and success for all.

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Lisa Peacock

Finance Consultant

Lisa runs Lighthouse Education Consultancy. She provides advice on strategic financial issues.

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Leanne Shaw

School Improvement

Leanne has over 20 years primary teaching experience and in this time she has led various subjects, Key Stages and was Deputy Head at Oughtrington Primary School. In 2021 she went on secondment to Warrington LA supporting schools across Warrington with curriculum development, focusing on ensuring that curriculums were ambitious, rigorous and well suited to each schools’ context. She also worked with Head Teachers and Subject Leads across the authority.

In 2022 Leanne took up the role of Primary School Improvement Advisor for the CDAT multi academy trust working across 15 primary schools. She is delighted to be maintaining her link with the Beam Trust leading the School Improvement Team to continue to develop Teaching and Learning by focusing on up-to-date research and highlighting excellent practice across the trust.

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Donna Henshaw

CFO and Trust Business Manager

Donna is CFO and Trust Business Manager for the Beam Trust, working closely with Lisa Peacock and the School finance teams, whilst also providing support to the CEO. Donna also holds the position of School Business Manager at Oughtrington Primary School.

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Victoria Eeles

Trust Administrator

Victoria is the Trust Administrator (part time). Victoria also works at Thelwall Infant School and Nursery as an Admin Assistant.

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Rebecca Geldart

Trust Finance Assistant

Rebecca is the Trust Finance Assistant. Rebecca works closely with the CFO/Trust Business Manager and the Schools finance teams.

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Robert Atowo

Health and Safety Manager

Robert is the Trust Health and Safety Manager. He works closely with the Maintenance team to ensure that a safe working environment is maintained always. He will be mainly based at Oughtrington Primary School with routine visits to other Trust sites.