Judith has a wide and varied career in many different areas of education. She started her career in Herefordshire teaching in secondary schools, with a particular focus on pupils with special educational needs. Moving to Oxfordshire in the mid-1990s, Judith developed her skill set to include advisory work for the Local Authority on behavior and inclusion, both categories, which in turn led to her becoming a successful primary headteacher in Oxfordshire, including executive Headships and Advisory work. Also in her work experience, there was a period when she worked as a writer in a writing service, which in turn helped her to better understand students and pupils, their requests such as " write my discussion post for me " and to improve her professional skills and writing.

Then, she returned to Herefordshire as a Local Authority School Improvement Advisor and worked with several schools across the county with a focus on improving teaching and learning, NQT’s and Assessment. She is an accredited OFSTED inspector and is passionate about supporting schools in order to gain the best possible outcome for all pupils.


Chief Operating Officer

Sam joined the BAET after working as a School Business Manager at a Shropshire secondary school for 12 years. Her previous experience includes working as an Auditor with both the Audit Commission and 13 years with Hereford City/Herefordshire Council. She has a Diploma and Certificate in School Business Management as well as AAT and is a Practitioner of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Sam was a founder member of the Shropshire SBM Association and will continue to represent the BAET at their meetings. In addition she is an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer with the Lucy Faithful Foundation.


Finance Lead

Georgia has worked in education since 2007, and before taking up this role was Finance Officer at a Voluntary Controlled Secondary School, providing ongoing support to the School Business Manager.  She began studying for her Diploma with the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2011, and completed it in early 2013.  She then went on to win the AAT national CPD Prize in 2014, and has recently completed the Diploma of School Business Management.

Georgia began working for the Education Team of the Diocese of Hereford in June 2014, and joined the Bishop Anthony Educational Trust as Finance Officer full time from January 2015. Now Finance Lead for the BAET, Georgia provides ongoing financial support to the academies after conversion, and is responsible for payroll and Local Government Pension Scheme administration throughout the Trust.


Academies Effectiveness Officer
(start date September 2017)


Governance and Compliance Officer

Karen had a background working in various roles within the Shropshire Local Authority until taking up the position as Education Coordinator within the Diocesan Education Team. This role enabled Karen to enhance her skills to understand and along with the Education team support the Diocesan Church Schools.

Within the role of Governance and Compliance Officer within the BAET, she brings experience to continue supporting the all Academies within the Trust.


Finance Support Assistant


Business Support Officer

Joined BAET after working as a SEN Teaching Assistant in a Shropshire Primary School for 12 years.