The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust
for attendance at meetings please refer to the Annual Trustees' report
Mr Rupert Baker - DOA 16th May 2016
Mr Tim Woods - DOA 5th March 2020
Tim has been a school Governor for 14 years, at a school outside of The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust. During his time as a school Governor, he has used his experience of the business world to support and challenge the school to ensure that each child achieves the best they can. He does this by applying the same principles that he would when running a successful business.
Mrs Gemma Buschor - DOA 1st April 2016
Mrs Sharon Roots - DOA 9th December 2019
Mrs Clare Martinez - DOA 9th December 2019
Mr Joseph Figg CEO - DOA 1st April 2014
Joseph began his teaching career in 2001 and worked at Great Berry Primary School in Basildon for five years. During his time at Great Berry he taught Year 4 for two years and Year 6 for three. He became Year 5 & 6 Phase Leader after 2 years and was Key Stage Two Leader during his final year at Great Berry. In 2006 he was promoted to Deputy Headteacher of Perryfields Junior School in Chelmsford and taught Year 5 & 6. During his three years the school he enhanced the assessment proceedures, improved teaching and learning and revised the curriculum. In 2009 Joseph was promoted to Headteacher of Purleigh Community Primary School. Within three years the school was graded as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. In 2012 Joseph supported Messing-cum-Inworth Primary School and ensured that the school was removed from special measures. During 2013 he worked with his governors at Purleigh to create The Eveleigh LINK Academy Trust and in September 2013 became Executive Headteacher of Purleigh Primary School and Meadgate Primary School. Meadgate was placed in special measures in January 2013 and with Joseph's support and guidance was removed within twelve months and was graded as a 'Good' School. He is an Ofsted inspector and this has given him a positive insight into school inspections. Joseph was recently awarded National Leader of Education (NLE) status. He is passionate about school-to-school support and working within a multi-academy trust allows schools to do this.
Joseph is married with three children and enjoy spending his free time playing cricket and golf as well family holidays.
Mrs Sara Kightley - DOA 1st September 2014
I studied for my teaching qualification at St Matthias College, Bristol and more recently Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. After a commercial career in accountancy and consumer credit I returned to teaching in 1989 and after 8 years in the state sector at Barnes Farm Junior School, Chelmsford I joined New Hall Preparatory School in 1997 where I taught Key Stage 2 for 14 years, latterly as Deputy Headteacher prior to my retirement in 2011.
I am married with two grown-up daughters, one in primary education, and interests other than education include walking, gardening, reading and equine activities.
I have been a governor of Meadgate Primary School for over 10 years. In my six years as Chair of Governors I have led the Governing Body through extremely difficult times including the inevitability of requiring special measures and the rapid recovery plan to ‘good’.
As leader of Meadgate’s Governing Body and an Eveleigh Link Academy Trust Director, I am very committed to both roles and use my education background and current supply teaching (EYFS to end of Key Stage 2) to keep me up-to-date with the ever-changing educational landscape. I recently completed the Chairs of Governors’ Leadership Development Programme under the auspices of the National College for Teaching & Leadership.
Mrs Susan Randall - DOA 10th January 2019
Sue Randall has been teaching since 1977, with just a short break when her two sons were young. She presently teachers at Finchingfield C of E Primary School.
For the greater part of her career Sue taught in the Pre-Prep at Felsted School, but before that she was head of music in a comprehensive school in Romford, a year 5 and 6 teacher, in charge of extracurricular activities at Bulphan Village School and a reception teacher at a church school in Ealing.
Sue loves working with children, especially discovering their strengths and using them to develop their confidence in the areas in which they are less self-assured.
In her spare time Sue visits her father and is the secretary of the David Randall Foundation.