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The Trust Team

Amanda Godfrey - CEO, Director of Education


Amanda has led, improved and  been influential in a number of schools, working as a Headteacher, School Improvement Partner (SIP) and National Leader of Education (NLE). 

An understanding of learning is at the heart of her approach to education and leadership. In transforming schools she seeks to raise standards by ensuring every aspect of teaching and learning meets the needs of children and the local community.  Achieving a transformation from special measures to outstanding has demanded a determined approach, a tenacious disposition, an expert knowledge of teaching and learning and wide range of skills in every aspect of school management and leadership.  Amanda works with headteachers to develop these skills in schools across the trust.


Androulla Peek - CEO, Director of Business


Androulla has 19 years’ experience as a senior leader and Headteacher in a number of schools. She has worked closely with the Hertfordshire school improvement team as a Hertfordshire Consultant Headteacher and, more recently, as a NCTL accredited National Leader of Education to support underperforming schools. Her belief is that strengthening the leadership of the schools ensures they are in a better position to drive improvement. She is committed to supporting ambition and improvement through coaching others and establishing organisational structures that allow all areas of school life and the quality of teaching to be well led and managed.


Cathy Longhurst, Headteacher


Cathy is passionate about teaching and learning and feels strongly that every child deserves and has a right to high quality education which is personalised to their own needs.

As a long standing member of the Senior Leadership Team at Mandeville, Cathy has helped shape the ethos and direction of the school on its journey from special measures to outstanding and as Acting Head Teacher at Chaulden Junior School prior to the school joining the Spiral Academies Trust.


Alex Lindley, Headteacher


Alex believes in creating a happy, caring and supportive school environment.  She is passionate about inclusion and providing a climate for learning that enables every child to grow and flourish.  Alex believes in the importance of collaborative relationships with parents, the local community and other partners to promote a shared understanding of education and care for all children.  As a long standing member of the senior leadership team, she helped develop a creative, rich, flexible and balanced curriculum to optimise learning.


Moira White, Headteacher


Moira has extensive experience of primary school leadership with Chaulden Junior School being her third Headteacher position. She has coached and mentored senior teams in a number of Hertfordshire schools through her role as a Local Leader of Education. 

She knows that putting the child at the heart of all the school does, relies on building a staff of professionals committed to achieving high standards, engaging learning opportunities and offering care and guidance to meet the needs of each individual.  She enjoys working with the extended school community to create an environment where everyone contributes to its success.


Gareth Linwood, Headteacher


Karen Cayford, Headteacher


Vicky Burman, Headteacher


Kate Bell, Chief Finance Officer