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Nightingale Academy

The Epsilon Star Trust

Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe

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Our Trustees and Members

Annie Sutton | Trustee and Member

Annie is the Chair of The Epsilon Star Trust Board and has been involved in school Governship since 2014. She has a long connection with Kents Hill Junior School which both her children attended.  


Originally from West Sussex,  Annie works as the Head of Operations for a large Insurance Broker in the City. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has a strong track record in operational management and change. In addition to her role as Chair of The Epsilon Star Trust she remains a parent Governor at Kents Hill Junior School.



Michael Thomas | Bed (Hons) NPQH | Trustee

Michael Thomas is the CEO of The Epsilon Star Trust and Executive Head teacher at both Kents Hill Junior School and Lubbins Park Primary Academy and Nursery. He has led the Trust since its formation in 2016.


Michael has worked as a Head teacher since 2007 and has supported many schools through his work as a Quality Assurance Consultant for a Local Authority. He recently trained to be an OFSTED Inspector.



Alex Cadogan | Trustee

Alex is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and currently works as an IT Audit Manager for a financial services company in London.


Alex joined the Epsilon Star Trust's Board of Trustees in December 2021 and also undertakes the role of Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. Alex previously served on the Local Governing Body at Lubbins Park Primary since 2017, where he was also Chair of Governors since July 2020.




Nerys Stoker | Trustee

Nerys joined the Epsilon Star Trust Board of Trustees in December 2021 after previously serving as a member of the Lubbins Park Primary Governing Body since 2019.


Nerys started employment in the retail industry and then went on to work in London as an administrator in the oil industry before securing a position in the accounting department of a large investment bank. 


Following an opportunity to take voluntary redundancy after working in London for 14 years, Nerys chose to stay home with her three young children. Since her youngest child started school, Nerys now takes an active role working in her family business looking after business development and accounts. 


Nerys is also an active volunteer as a committee member for the Scouting Association and at Lubbins Park Primary, working with the young children on their reading skills. 



Emma Howell | Trustee

Emma joined the Board of Trustees in December 2021 after serving on the local governing body for Lubbins Park Primary since 2016.

Emma's previous experience involves working in the Education Sector for 15 years specialising in safeguarding for pupils and staff.

Emma is currently a full time mum, so as a parent trustee is keen to provide a supportive role to the schools within the trust. Emma maintains her knowledge and training for pupil and staff safeguarding to ensure she is up to date on any changes in this area.





Vicki Murray | Member

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Colin Wright | Member

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