As a Multi-Academy Trust, Bedford Catholic Schools have the opportunity to bring areas of administration together to work across the whole organisation, the first area to be centralised was the finance team.
In January 2015 the finance staff in each school were put into a single team based in the Trust Office at St Thomas More Secondary School.
The Trust Finance Team is made up of five staff that work with all four schools in the Trust to meet all of their financial requirements including the ordering of goods and services, paying of invoices, setting of budgets and producing reports and year end accounts.
Working together allows the team to oversee the finances of the Trust as a whole and enter into contracts on behalf of all the schools rather than individually resulting in cost savings that can be used elsewhere.
- Jane Stringer - Chief Finance Officer
- Lesley Collins - Finance Manager
- Rachel Slater - Finance Officer
- Linda David - Finance Officer (not pictured)
- Debbie Mason - Finance Assistant